Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, and Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, issued the following statement today:
The EU welcomes the holding of parliamentary elections in the Republic of Moldova on 30 November. We take note of the OSCE/ODIHR´s statement of preliminary findings and conclusions stating that these elections "were characterized by a wide choice of political alternatives and were generally well administered, although the de-registration of one electoral contestant shortly before Election Day raised questions about the timing and circumstances".
The EU now looks forward to the swift formation of an inclusive and accountable government, as well as a constructive opposition. The EU stands ready to continue its close cooperation with the Republic of Moldova on its path towards more transparency, rule of law and a stronger market economy.
A new impetus to key reforms will be crucial for the Republic of Moldova´s political association and economic integration with the EU. The EU will remain a reliable partner supporting the Republic of Moldova´s reform endeavours and working towards unleashing the full benefits of the Association Agreement in the interest of all its citizens, wherever they live.
The EU remains committed to work with the future government towards a comprehensive, peaceful settlement of the Transnistrian conflict based on the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Moldova with a special status for Transnistria.