European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Oliver Varhelyi today handed over the questionnaire on EU application to the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Moldova, Nicu Popescu, on the sidelines of the Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg, following Moldova’s recent application for EU membership.
Handing over the questionnaire, which assesses the fundamental political and economic questions about Moldova’s application, the Commissioner said: “We are ready to go very fast, so the faster you fill it out, the faster we will be able to provide the opinion to the European Council.”
A further questionnaire will follow later this week, assessing the situation, sector by sector, in relation to EU law, the aquis communautaire.
On the basis of the answers to the questionnaire, the European Commission will start to prepare an opinion on Moldova’s EU application.
Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine have all applied for membership of the European Union. CommissionerVarhelyi also handed over the questionnaire to the Georgian Foreign Minister today, while Commission President Ursula von der Leyen handed over the questionnaire to Ukraine in Kyiv on Friday. All three countries already have Association Agreements with the European Union.
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