President Maia Sandu believes that the EU must offer a clear perspective of accession to the candidate countries. She said this speaking at the European Forum in Alpbach, Austria.
“The EU must offer a clear and credible prospect of accession for candidate countries that have a strong political determination to join the European family and a desire to implement the necessary reforms, because enlargement can contribute to peace and stability in Europe and bring prosperity to all. Moldova and Ukraine want to be part of the EU,” infotag.md quoted the president as saying
“Moldova is a European country, with a European history, a European language, European culture, a European political system. We share the ideal of a peaceful, united and prosperous Europe,” Sandu said, calling on the EU to “expand into our unstable region.”
She called for “building a Europe that is strong and resilient enough to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow can only be done together."”
“To become more sustainable, Europe needs to ensure its energy security and accelerate the transition to green energy. This crisis has proved that Europe has not invested enough in its own energy security.
It needs to reduce market fragmentation, diversify its energy supply more, and accelerate the transition to green energy. Closer energy integration and accelerated investments will allow Europe to defeat the Russian strategy or anyone else's future attempts to weaken Europe by using energy as a weapon,” the president said.
She acknowledged that in Moldova, too, over the past 30 years, “little has been done to ensure energy independence and the current energy crisis could be used to destabilize the political situation in the country.”