Moldova asks the EU to increase the financial assistance in the coming years, as well as support new projects in energy and infrastructure development.
Moldovan President Maia Sandu stated this during a meeting in Brussels with EU Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement Policy Olivér Várhelyi, stressing that EU financial assistance is very important to stabilize the economic situation in Moldova, especially to reduce the consequences of the pandemic. The interlocutors also discussed: updating the Association Agreement; joint development of an action plan, taking into account the needs of our country within the framework of the Eastern Partnership initiative; providing necessary assistance to Moldova to solve the pressing problems faced by our citizens. Maia Sandu stressed that Moldova needs help to mitigate the consequences of the economic crisis and the sanitary and epidemiological crisis, to support farmers and entrepreneurs. According to her, Moldova is interested in expanding and deepening cooperation with the EU in many areas, including in the foreign policy, as well as in terms of continuous integration in the field of economy, energy, environmental protection and services. “We discussed how we can cooperate with the European Union to create new jobs and new opportunities, as well as how the EU can support Moldova in launching new projects in the energy and infrastructure sectors,” wrote Maia Sandu on her social media page after the meeting with Olivér Várhelyi, noting that cooperation and direct assistance from the EU to settlements and mayoralties are also important for Moldova. // 19.01.2021 - InfoMarket.