The European Commission has approved the disbursement of €5 million in budget support assistance to help the delivery of key reforms in the police sector of the Republic of Moldova.
According to a press release issued by the EU Delegation to Moldova on 30 December, the disbursement follows the gradual transformation of the Moldovan law enforcement forces, with positive developments in safeguarding human rights, preventing abuse and ill-treatment, and in the fight against corruption in the police sector.
“Our decision is also a sign of our solidarity with Moldova during the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. Despite the challenging times, the reform efforts need to continue. For as long as there is progress on reforms, Moldova can count on the support of the European Union,” said Olivér Várhelyi, Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement.
This new payment comes in the wake of the second instalment of the now expired Macro-Financial Assistance programme (€30 million) and of the first instalment of the emergency Macro-Financial Assistance programme (€50 million) disbursed last November.
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