David SASSOLI, EP President, meets with Igor DODON, Moldovan President: arrival and roundtable
Event date: 05/09/2019
David SASSOLI, EP President, welcomed Igor DODON, Moldovan President, and discussed ways to implement the Moldova’s Association Agreement with the EU, as well as technical and financial support for reforms in the country. Moldova has made progress in aligning its legislation on trade matters to EU regulation and standards, but also here significant further efforts are required. On democracy, human rights and good governance, the latest EU report recalls that the change of the electoral system in July 2017 went against the recommendation of the Council of Europe's Venice Commission and the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the OSCE. The report also stresses that corruption, including high level corruption, still remains widespread and the independence of justice, law enforcement as well as national anti-corruption authorities need substantial improvement.