Delegation to the EU-Moldova Parliamentary Association Committee : EU texts

3rd May 2018, Association Council meeting between the EU and the Republic of Moldova 

The Association agreement shows the EU's commitment to strengthening political association and economic integration with the Republic of Moldova by working in close partnership. The Association agreement and the free trade area that we have in place are in the interest of, and benefit to Moldovan citizens and EU citizens, and this is why we have to work together to make sure all parts of the agreement are implemented and all commitments taken are met.

Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

Year after year, our relationship with the European Union is becoming deeper, more dynamic, and also more complex. There are key concrete benefits for citizens. We have been able to consolidate democracy in the Republic of Moldova. Despite the problems that our country is facing, we continue to move forward on the path of political integration and more meaningful relationship with the European Union.

Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova Pavel Filip

The Association Council took stock of the implementation of progress of the EU-Moldova Association Agreement, since the previous Association Council of 31 March 2017. The European Union and the Republic of Moldova reaffirmed their commitment to the process of political association and economic integration. The EU and Moldova issued a joint press statement.

5th April 2018, Association Implementation Report on Moldova 

In line with the revised European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), this report sets out the state of play of the commitments of the Republic of Moldova (hereinafter Moldova) under the EU-Moldova Association Agreement since the last meeting of the EU-Moldova Association Council on 31 March 2017 and ahead of its next meeting of 3 May 2018.

26 February 2018, Council conclusions on the Republic of Moldova 

Foreign ministers had an exchange of views on the Republic of Moldova, including the implementation of the Association Agreement, EU engagement with Moldova and future perspectives ahead of the next parliamentary elections. They also discussed the role of Moldova within the Eastern Partnership and engagement in the field of security. The Council adopted conclusions at the end of the debate.

EU-Moldova Association Agreement 

The "Association Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Moldova, of the other part" was signed on 27 June 2014 and has been in full effect since July 2016.

This agreement, which replaces the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement, is designed to provide a clear framework for strengthening bilateral cooperation between Moldova and the EU at both the political and the economic level. The Association Agreement provides for interparliamentary cooperation through the establishment of the EU-Moldova Parliamentary Association Committee (PAC).

Since the Agreement's provisional application since September 2014, Moldova has benefitted from a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) with the EU. This preferential trade system has allowed Moldova to benefit from reduced or eliminated tariffs for its goods, an increased services market and better investment conditions.