(VIDEO) Ursula von der Leyen, message for Moldova and Ukraine: The way ahead will be full of opportunities

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has sent a message to Moldova and Ukraine ahead of intergovernmental conferences in Luxembourg. The official pointed out that we have a challenging path ahead of us to become EU member states.

According to the head of the European Commission, the events in Luxembourg are significant for our country and neighbors. Von der Leyen added that the people of Moldova and Ukraine have shown that they want to be on the side of peace and democracy.

“Congratulations to Moldova and Ukraine for opening accession negotiations. It is good news for the people of Ukraine, Moldova, and the whole European Union. The way ahead will be challenging but full of opportunities. I wish you a successful start to the negotiations”, the European official said.


Following the intergovernmental conference in Luxembourg, officials will announce the de facto launch of Moldova’s EU accession negotiations on Tuesday evening. The Moldovan delegation, led by Dorin Recean, is attending the event.

RLIVE TV journalist Ileana Pirgaru reports live from Luxembourg with the latest news on the decisions and statements of Moldovan officials and European leaders.

Starting at 19:00, Valentina Ursu and Lilia Burakovski will discuss with RLIVE TV guests the advantages of Moldova’s European integration and the goal of becoming an EU member state by 2030.

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