Prime Minister Pavel Filip met today with Pierre Moscovici, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs. The meeting took place in the margins of the meeting of the EU-Moldova Association Council, which took place today in Brussels.
The prime minister referred to the economic situation in the country, mentioning the positive trend. The reforms and economic measures adopted by the Government over the last two years have produced results and cooperation with the EU has made an essential contribution to this.
Pavel Filip stressed the importance of EU support for further reforms, stating that the Republic of Moldova has met the conditionality for the allocation of the first installment of macro-financial assistance. The National Integrity Agency (ANI) will become operational as a result. The implementation of conditionality for next tranches is also advanced.
"The Government will give priority to these measures, to show once again its pro-European commitment and focus on results," said Pavel Filip.
Our country has also made progress in implementing reforms in the financial and business sectors, in line with the Association Agreement and the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area. With the assistance of the EU and its international partners, such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, the Republic of Moldova manages to successfully reform the banking sector.
"We note the cooperation we have with the international institutions and its contribution to the economic and financial stabilization of our country," said Pavel Filip.
At the same time, our country is also advancing in the implementation of the program with the IMF.
The prime minister informed Commissioner Moscovici about developments in bank fraud investigation. Commissioner Pierre Moscovici encouraged the authorities to ensure the investigation of fraud and the accountability of the culprits. Additionally, the European official noted the need to continue efforts to improve public finance management and further increase budget revenues.