The Energy Community opened an office in Chisinau with a view to increasing its involvement in solving Moldova's problems in energy sector, as reported on the Energy Community Secretariat's website.
The director of the office, Artur Lorkowski, said on this occasion that the opening of the representative office "confirms the Secretariat's efforts to assist Moldova in modernizing its energy sector and making it more secure and resilient to current and future challenges in line with Energy Community rules and principles," infotag.md reports.
Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita welcomed the new office.
"As one of the most vulnerable countries in Europe when it comes to energy security, Moldova needs assistance from the Energy Community in overcoming the mounting energy problems and moving towards energy security. The opening of the office will be an important contribution to Moldova's energy reform efforts and increase its ability to cope with energy challenges, recently deepened by the war in Ukraine and soaring energy prices," she said.
Office in Chisinau is financed under the EU4Energy project. The Energy Community is an international organization that unites the European Union countries and its neighbors to create an integrated pan-European energy market.
The organization was founded in 2005 and aims to spread the rules and principles of the EU internal energy market to the countries of South-Eastern Europe, the Black Sea region and beyond on the basis of a legally binding framework.