The relations between the European Parliament and the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova are conducted within the framework of the EU-Moldova Association Agreement, which was signed on 27 June 2014 and which provisionally came into force on 1 September 2014. This agreement, which replaces the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement, is designed to provide a clear framework for the strengthening of the bilateral cooperation between Moldova and the EU. The Association Agreement provides for inter-parliamentary cooperation through the establishment of the EU-Moldova Parliamentary Association Committee (PAC).
The PAC exerts parliamentary control over the implementation of the Association Agreement and acts as an open forum for debate to discuss all aspects of relations between the EU and Moldova and issues of mutual interest. It has the ambition to provide an important impetus for successful democratic and market reforms in Moldova and for its closer integration with the EU.
The EU-Moldova PAC is composed of an equal number of Members of the European Parliament and Members of the Moldovan Parliament. The PAC may make recommendations to the Association Council.