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 came into force on 1 July 2016 after a period of provisional application. 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).
The PAC exerts parliamentary control over the implementation of the Association Agreement and acts as an open forum for debating all aspects of relations between the EU and Moldova and issues of mutual interest. Its aim is to provide the impetus needed for successful democratic and market reforms in Moldova and for its closer integration with the EU. It may make recommendations to the Association Council.
The EU-Moldova PAC is composed of an equal number of Members of the European Parliament and Members of the Moldovan Parliament (14 full Members on both sides).