The European Commission has approved on 18 October to mobilise €14.35 million in budget support assistance to support Moldova in delivering on its reform agenda in the fields of law enforcement, anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, public finance and energy.

“The Moldovan authorities are intensifying their work to combat corruption in an effective way and to guarantee the independence of the judiciary and prosecution services. This is vital for public trust and needs to move forward at full speed”, said EU Commissioner for European neighbourhood policy and enlargement negotiations, Johannes Hahn.

This new payment follows the budget support payments made in July (€14.54 million), the recently announced first instalment of Macro-Financial Assistance (€30 million), and the EU-Moldova Association Council, last 30 September 2019.