MEP Siegfried Muresan stated that the European Parliament will approve an additional aid of 145 million euros for Moldova.
According to the MEP, the European Commission proposed this several weeks ago, tvrmoldova.md reports.
“We will hold a final vote in the European Parliament in March. The money will be at Moldova’s disposal and will be absorbed in tranches, so that the financing of the state will be secured by the end of the year,” said Siegfried Muresan.
The MEP also explained the nine reforms that the European Commission has recommended to Moldova.
“These are reforms aimed at fighting corruption, combating money laundering, reforms that previous governments have not implemented for 30 years, but the Gavrilita government and now the Recean government have put them at the top of the list of priorities,” the MEP said.
Siegfried Muresan also noted that very good progress has been made during Natalia Gavrilita’s government.
“Reforms are needed at the level of all institutions of the judiciary so that the judiciary is strong and independent. This process takes time. People need to know that there will be resistance. So far there have been judges and prosecutors who have applied the laws incorrectly. They will not leave voluntarily. There will be a struggle, there will be resistance in the system, but the direction is clear and we see determination to fight corruption. The speed is better now than ever,” added Siegfried Muresan.