EU NEIGHBOURS… The European Union will provide Moldova with 60 million euros to make the rise in gas prices less tangible for the country’s population. This was stated on December 15 by the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen after a meeting with Moldovan President Maia Sandu. The meeting took place in Brussels ahead of the Eastern Partnership Summit.
“In recent weeks, we have had intense discussions about the gas supply crisis that Moldova is facing. This emergency package will strengthen the EU’s support to Moldova ”– said von der Leyen.
The EU will provide funds through a new budget support program later this year.
The EU, together with the new program of the International Monetary Fund, is preparing to offer Moldova a new package of macro-financial assistance, which will also mitigate the sharp increase in gas prices.
In addition, the EU will provide Moldova with a grant of 15 million euros, which will support the population affected by the crisis and will help the government to carry out energy reform.
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