MEP: Moldova is the first country against which such macrofinancial sanctions are applied.
EP Petras Austrevicius expressed his conviction that Moldova’s future is in Europe, namely in the European Union, but he cannot say when Moldova will become part of this. His uncertainty is related mainly to the way in which the Moldovan government implements the EU – Moldova Association Agreement. The issue was developed in the program “Politics of Natalia Morari” on TV8 channel, IPN reports.
According to the MEP, who is the author of the report on the implementation of the Association Agreement that was discussed in Brussels recently, Moldova continues to implement the Agreement and particular progress was made in the financial and economic sectors, but the country should not be regarded as a market only. The report and the resolution adopted based on this should become the basis for political assessments of the processes taking place in Moldova.
The MEP said the development partners will follow attentively the electoral process for the upcoming parliamentary elections of Moldova, not only on the election day, but also during the election campaign and vote count. “We consider the Republic of Moldova is a serious partner and we cannot and should not examine the political activity during one day only. We will supervise things to see how the new electoral system affects the democratic processes in the election campaign,” stated Petras Austrevicius.