The technical conditions for obtaining macro-financial support from the EU will be fulfilled by the end of this November, Deputy Speaker of Parliament Iurie Leanca, the leader of the European People’s Party of Moldova, stated in the program “Fabrika” on Publika TV channel, IPN reports.
Iurie Leanca noted that to get the first tranche of macro-financial assistance from the European Union, the Republic of Moldova should meet ten technical conditions. These conditions will be fulfilled by the end of this month. Besides the macro-financial assistance of €100 million, discussions are also held to get almost €50 million in budget support for different areas.
Roman Chirca, director of the Market Economy Institute, said that most probably the international organizations will ask for an assessment of the implementation of the Venice Commission’s recommendations and this will be done in a free and interpretative manner and taking into account the state of the relations with the Republic of Moldova. Of the €100 million, of €60 million will be provided in loans, while €40 million in the form of grants that will be used as direct budget support. “Moldova needs this money less critically than in 2016, in the stabilization period. Respectively, Moldova now has a more diversified basket of financial inflows. If, theoretically speaking, this instrument is not used, the Republic of Moldova will not suffer seriously,” stated Roman Chirca.
However, the director of the Market Economy Institute considers the Republic of Moldova will benefit from this money because formal decisions are taken at all the levels.