Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations Várhelyi takes part in Moldova Support Platform in Paris
November 21, 2022

Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations Várhelyi takes part in Moldova Support Platform in Paris

On 21 November, European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations, Olivér Várhelyi took part in the third Ministerial Conference of the Moldova Support Platform in Paris, representing the European Union.

Commissioner Várhelyi outlined the EU’s €250 million support to Moldova to tackle the energy crisis, as announced on 10 November. In addition, he focused on the Energy Rescue Scheme for Moldova proposed by the European Commission together with the Energy Community Secretariat, and on the Commission’s €25 million support for EU humanitarian aid operations in Moldova.

During the conference, the Commissioner met with the President of Moldova, Maia Sandu.

“Through the Moldova Support Platform, the EU and its partners are actively supporting Moldova to face the energy crisis and the humanitarian consequences of Russia’s war against Ukraine,” said Commissioner Várhelyi. “Moldova, an EU candidate country, is part of the European family. The EU continues to support Moldova in addressing the multiple challenges and at the same time unequivocally support the country on its European path.”

France, Germany and Romania initiated the Moldova Support Platform to help the country deal with the consequences of Russia’s war against Ukraine. The Support Platform also aims to offer Moldova support from partners in its reform path following its application for EU membership.

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