The Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, has arrived in the Moldovan capital of Chisinau to meet with the main political stakeholders and discuss the latest developments in the country.
Ahead of the visit, Commissioner Hahn said: “I am looking forward to meet with the authorities to reiterate what I said already to Prime Minister Maia Sandu on Saturday: Moldova is managing a peaceful transition and the European Union is ready to give advice and support also financially to the country.”
Commissioner Hahn added that the EU expects the authorities to press ahead with the most urgent reforms, in particular in the field of economy, freedom of media, the rule of law, judiciary and the cleaning of the banking fraud scandal. “These reforms will strengthen the bilateral relations with the EU and will bring tangible benefits to the people,” he underlined.
Commissioner Hahn is scheduled to meet with the President, the Speaker of the Parliament, the Prime Minister and the Chairman of the Democratic Party, as well as with civil society representatives.
The Commissioner had a telephone call with Prime Minister Maia Sandu on 15 June. At the EU’s Foreign Affairs Council on 17 June, Commissioner Hahn debriefed the EU Foreign Ministers on his previous mission to Chisinau (3 June), as well as on the current developments in the country.
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