The proposed EU-Moldova Association Agreement is likely to win MEPs’ backing in a debate and vote on Thursday. The Foreign Affairs Committee recommended by 44 votes to 3 that Parliament grant its consent to the deal, which was signed on 27 June and ratified by Moldova on 2 July.
The deal’s trade clauses, and many of its political ones, have applied provisionally since 1 September. The rest will take effect once they have been ratified by all parties, including the European Parliament and EU member states.
The association agreement is to pave the way for “deep political association and economic integration” between the EU and Moldova.
In a separate resolution, drawn up by Pietras Auštrevičius (ALDE, LT), MEPs are expected to raise the issue of Transnistria - which declared its independence from Moldova in 1990 but which the EU and the international community still consider an integral part of Moldova - and the Russian factor in relations with Moldova, ahead of its 30 November parliamentary elections.
Procedure Code: 2014/0083(NLE)
Debate: Thursday, 13 November
Vote: Thursday, 13 November
Press conference: Thursday, 13 November at 14:00