The Republic of Moldova will benefit from support from the European Union in overcoming the economic crisis caused by the COVDI-19 pandemic. Moreover, starting with next year, the EU could allocate a much larger sum than €750 million from the community budget for the next years, stated Romanian MEP Siegfried Mureșan, who heads the European Parliament’s Delegation to the EU – Moldova Parliamentary Association Committee.
“The European Commission last week proposed a €750 billion economic stimulus plan, intended especially for the EU member states. But I tell you that a part of this money will also go to the Eastern neighbors of the European Union. We do not yet have the exact sum, the total sum, but European funds for economic recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic in the Republic of Moldova will come starting with January 1, 2021,” IPN quoted the Romanian MEP as saying in the talk show “Emphasis on Today” on TVR Moldova channel.
Siegfried Mureșan also said that the EU this autumn is to adopt the budget for the next seven years. It should be noted that starting with 2014, the Republic of Moldova received €750 million in non-reimbursable funds for multiple social projects.
“My objective is that during the next seven years we should allocate a larger and more consistent sum than the €750 million to the Republic of Moldova. The money will come starting with January 1, 2021 and will help the people, will keep the Republic of Moldova’s economy consistent and will help with the post-COVID-19 recovery,” noted the MEP.
As to the second and third tranches of the EU macro-financial assistance of €100 million from which Moldova is to benefit, Siegfried Mureșan said there are minimum chances for the Government in Chisinau to manage to meet all the conditions imposed by the EU.
“I don’t think the current Government will manage to get the third tranche. It could obtain the second tranche. I think the current Government, owing to the delays in the reformation process, will not succeed in obtaining the third tranche. As to the second tranche, I sincerely don’t know. They could get it or could lose it,” stated the MEP.