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Presentation and competencies

The relations between the European Parliament and the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova are conducted within the framework of the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA), which came into force on 1 July 1998. This agreement is designed to provide a clear framework for the development of the bilateral cooperation.
 
The PCA also provides for inter-parliamentary cooperation. The task of the EU-Moldova Parliamentary Cooperation Committee (PCC) is to consider all aspects of relations between the EU and the Republic of Moldova. It is an open forum for debate on matters of mutual interest. It was established in 1998 and meets twice a year: one of the working places of the European Parliament and once in Chisinau. The EU-Moldova PCC is composed of an equal number of Members of the European Parliament and Members of the Moldovan Parliament.
 
The PCC expresses its views in forms of recommendations addressed to the Cooperation Council, the European Commission and the Moldovan authorities.