6 November 2009 - NATO PA delegation visit to Moldova highlights the country’s new ambitions but also serious challenges ahead
A delegation of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA), led by Marc Angel (Luxembourg), Special Rapporteur on Moldova for the Committee on the Civil Dimension of Security, travelled to the Republic of Moldova on 2-4 November 2009. The NATO parliamentarians met representatives of the new quadripartite coalition formed following the 29 July parliamentary elections – the Alliance for European Integration – who presented their ambitious reform agenda, and underlined their desire to give the country and its citizens a “second chance.” The new government’s priorities include promoting European integration and the approximation of Moldova’s legal framework to European standards; consolidating the rule of law; and countering the effects of the financial and economic crisis on the country’s economy.
The NATO PA Delegation with the President of the Parliament, Mihai Ghimpu and some members of the Parliament of Moldova
According to Mr. Angel, “this ambitious reform programme is welcome. The visit of our delegation comes at a decisive moment for the
Nonetheless, the visit also underlined the serious challenges that
The unresolved conflict over Transnistria is certainly
The Committee on the Civil Dimension of Security will discuss Mr Angel’s report “The Republic of Moldova: Internal Challenges; Prospects for Euro-Atlantic Integration” at the Annual Assembly in