Libor Rouček: Moldova should take advantage of the opportunities it is being offered
European deputy Libor Rouček says the Republic of Moldova enjoys support among the most members of the European Parliament. According to him, Moldova should take advantage of this statute.
“Moldova is quite often mentioned as a ‘successful story’ in the region. This is an opportunity which should not be lost,” Mr. Rouček said in an interview with Adevarul Moldova newspaper.
Despite the fact that the European Union has sent a lot of money to Moldova for development, the citizens do not seem to feel any difference. The EU official says the results have to been seen on a long term.
“I understand that the people want immediate results, but they have to see the benefits on a long term. The Moldovans will enjoy a free travel in the EU. The investment opportunities have increased and this will lead to a growth in jobs,” the European Parliamentarian said.
The European Union is a significant donor to the Republic of Moldova. The EU has offered more than 500 million Euro to Moldova since 1991. For the period 2010 -2013 the same amount of 500 million Euros is foreseen to support the countries EU integration objectives.
“Moldova is the greatest beneficiary in the region. Millions of Euros have been invested in this country to improve the healthcare system, modernize the water systems and other projects designed to improve the quality of life of the citizens,” Mr. Rouček said.
Libor Rouček is the Vice-Chair of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament.