The Moldovan President signed a decree initiating financial assistance from the European Union for mitigating the effects of the pandemic. The agreement provides for a donation of 15 million euros to help overcome the health and economic crisis.
“Today, following discussions during my visits to Brussels, I signed a decree to initiate the negotiations on financial assistance from the European Union. We signed this decree to make it possible to provide funding for Moldova in a context where there is no government with full power. We will carefully monitor the allocation of these funds. I thank the European Union for its continuous support for our citizens”, wrote Maia Sandu on Facebook.
Maia Sandu paid an official visit to Brussels between January 18 and 19, 2021. Sandu claimed that the main objectives of her visit were healthcare and access to the vaccine for the front-line workers and immediate financial assistance.
The president also stated that she had received confirmation that the 21.4 million euros for the police reform support program would be allocated as soon as possible. As for the financial aid made available to Moldova, Sandu said that it can be obtained only with a responsible parliamentary majority, which will correct the laws adopted by the Socialists and Shor Party’s deputies.