Thank you for your email regarding your concerns about Moldova. Please be
assured that your comments and concerns have been taken on board and will
be passed on to Claude Moraes MEP. He appreciates the time you have taken
to express your views on this important issue.
Moldova stands very high on the agenda of the European Union and of the
European Parliament. The Socialists and Democrats (S&D) Group in the
European Parliament have had the opportunity to reiterate this message in
their meetings with the most senior Moldovan authorities.
Following the presidential elections in 2016, we want to see Moldova
progressing and modernising. Moldova has signed the most advanced
generation of the Association Agreement with the EU and has, therefore, a
unique opportunity to make concrete progress in its European aspirations.
We urge the newly established authorities to adopt and implement much
needed reforms for the benefit of all Moldovan citizens and to fight
corruption – you will be please to know that we have received reassurances
in this respect. We have called for responsibility from all political
actors in the country and strongly encourage a positive political
dialogue. The S&D Group firmly condemn any act of political violence which
not only threatens the needed peaceful atmosphere for progress, but also
the regional security.
Please be assured we will continue to stand in solidarity with Moldova to
help the country¹s political leaders accelerate the reform process towards
greater stability and further modernisation in the country and increased
prosperity for its people. We believe it is important to maintain strong
ties between the EU and Moldova, therefore we will continue to push for
ambitious EU-Moldova relations in all areas. We are all here to support
the people of Moldova in their process of ongoing democratisation.
Please note that we have contacted the office of Labour MEP Afzhal Khan,
who is the lead MEP on this issue, for any further updates with the
current situation in Moldova. We will update you once we receive a reply.
Thank you once again for your email. Please do not hesitate to contact us
should you have any further questions.
Office of Claude Moraes MEP
Member of European Parliament for London Chair, European Parliament’s
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee