The EU will Provide Moldova with 7 Million Euros to Strengthen its Military and Defense Capabilities
The European Union will provide Moldova with 7 million euros to strengthen the country’s military and defense capabilities. At the same time, assistance measures under the European Peace Fund will be provided to Georgia, Ukraine, and the Republic of Mali. The decision was taken by the European Council on December 2nd.
“These measures are aimed at strengthening the military and defense capabilities of the beneficiary countries in order to increase internal resilience. With regard to Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine, the EU is also seeking to improve the capability and interoperability of local armed forces to contribute to military missions and operations under the Common Security and Defense Policy. These measures were taken in response to the request of the countries involved by the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy,” reads a statement from the EU Delegation to Moldova.
The measure will help strengthen the capabilities of the Military Medical Service and the Engineering Battalion of the Armed Forces of Moldova, including their ability to provide adequate services to the civilian population in crisis or emergency situations. The EU will fund the provision of medical equipment for the Military Medical Service and explosive disposal equipment for the Engineer Battalion.
This assistance measure amounts to 7 million euros for 36 months.
The European Peace Fund was set up in March 2021 to fund EU external action with military or defense implications to prevent conflict, maintain peace and enhance international security and stability. In particular, the EPF allows the EU to fund actions aimed at strengthening the capacity of third countries, as well as regional and international organizations related to military and defense issues.