Moldova expects to start negotiations on joining the European Union next May, said Igor Grosu, speaker of parliament and head of the ruling Action and Solidarity party.
“Our sincere desire is to do everything as quickly and better as possible, so that in May, when the assessments are carried out, we can present our successes and tell the EU countries that Moldova has fulfilled its obligations, started to implement them and is ready for negotiations,” Grosu said on the air of Moldova 1 TV channel.
According to him, now the country should do two things in parallel – to resolve crises and fulfill all the conditions set by the European Union. He stressed that the authorities are focused on several main goals: to achieve accession to the EU, to increase the number of jobs, to raise wages and pensions.
At the second meeting of the commission on European integration under the president, which took place in November, it turned out that out of 35 projects that needed to be completed before the new year, the authorities implemented only eight and hope to complete 11 more in December.