11 Apr 2022 15:40

Moldova gets European Commission's questionnaire for country's accession to EU

CHISINAU. April 11 (Interfax) - Moldovan Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Nicu Popescu on Monday received the European Commission's questionnaire in response to the country's request to join the European Union.

He said on social networks he had received the questionnaire during a meeting with European Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement Oliver Varhelyi in Luxembourg on Monday.

"It will require huge institutional efforts from the Foreign Ministry and other state establishments. We are facing several weeks of intensive work. The answers to these questions will present the real situation about Moldova's readiness for integration in the European Union," the deputy prime minister said.

This questionnaire, which includes several hundreds of questions, needs to be filled out for the process of accession to the EU, Popescu said.

"I am confident that we can successfully systematize all necessary information on the functioning of the state, the use of the European legislation and the current policies in collaboration with the government team and the national establishments involved. We are nearing accession to the EU step by step," he said.

Moldova filed an application to join the EU on March 3, after Ukraine and Georgia.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen gave a similar questionnaire to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during a visit to Kyiv last week.