Brussels, 30/07/2015

Statement by the Spokesperson on the confirmation of the new government in Moldova

The EU congratulates Valeriu Strelet upon his appointment as Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova. The EU looks forward to intensive cooperation with him and his government.
Tackling key reforms with new determination will be essential to live up to the expectations of the people of Moldova. In particular, the reform of the justice sector and the fight against corruption need real decisive action. It will be moreover crucial for the new government to act resolutely on the serious crisis in the banking sector.
The EU remains committed to work with the new government towards a comprehensive, peaceful settlement of the Transnistrian conflict based on the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Moldova with a special status for Transnistria.
The EU-Moldova Association Agreement, including its Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area, will only be able to unfold its full benefits to all citizens if Moldova lives up to its reform commitments. The EU stands ready to support Moldova on this path.