The money Moldova gets from the European Union is managed correctly and is not stolen. These are comments made by the EU ambassador to Chișinău, Pirkka Tapiola, and MEP Andi Cristea, in the wake of President Igor Dodon’s accusations.
The comments at made at a sitting of the budget committee of the European Parliament. The officials specified the financial aid was strictly monitored by the Europeans.
Andi Cristea said Igor Dodon’s accusations concerning the alleged abusive usage of the European funds denote political unaccountability.
"Dodon has not withdrawn his accusations, although he managed to bring no argument that the funds had been stolen away," Andi Cristea said.
"I have repeatedly told President Dodon that his interpretation of the assistance figures does not correspond to reality," Pirkka Tapiola said.
He said the authorities respected both the assumed reforms and the Association Agreement. The officials emphasized Moldova remained a key partner to the European Union. "I see Moldova’s population’s trust in the EU has increased these years. The EU has remained this country’s main donor," Pirkka Tapiola said.
"We must bear in mind how important it is to back Moldova in carrying out reforms and implementing the Association Agreement. Investments are needed to modernize the institutions and companies from that country," said Andi Cristea.
The EU Ambassadors and the Council, last week, approved the agreement on the macro-financial assistance to Moldova in amount of EUR100 mn.