The latest political and economic developments in Moldova and its commitment to pro-EU reforms will be debated with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Tuesday and wrapped up in a resolution to be voted at a later stage.
Moldova is an EU Eastern Partnership country, which has benefitted from visa-free access to the EU since April 2014. The EU is Moldova’s key trading partner, taking 63% of its exports (2016).
On 4 July 2017, MEPs gave the green light to €100 million in macro-financial assistance to Moldova, to support its recovery from economic and political turmoil. However Moldova will have to ensure effective democratic mechanisms, respect for the rule of law and human rights in order to get this aid.
Statement by the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (with resolution)
Debate: Tuesday, 3 October
Vote: future plenary