Prominent European figures to participate at EU-Moldova Forum in Berlin on Monday
Republic of Moldova’s progress achieved in the negotiations with the European Union, as well as tackling the remaining issues of the Eastern European country are two main subjects to be discussed during the EU-Moldova Forum which is due to take place in Berlin on October 22-23.
This is the second Moldova-European Union Forum. Some 150 important officials are about to attend the event. Among them are Štefan Füle, EU Commissioner for Enlargement; Emily Haber, Undersecretary of State in the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Dirk Schuebel, the Head of EU Delegation to Moldova; Moldovan officials, as well as experts from many European think-tanks.
The main question of the Forum is how to introduce effectively structural reforms bridging the gap between Eastern Partnership countries and the European Union. The second point on the agenda will be the presentation of “The Report on Transformation.” Drafted by Moldova-based Institute for Development and Social Initiatives (IDIS) “Viitorul,” the report focuses on the major directions in foreign policy, social and economic approach, as well as the reforms carried out by Moldova.
The report is structured in five chapters and will include: the evolution of economic reforms in the Republic of Moldova during 2011-2012 time period, the anti-corruption reforms in the context of the visa liberalization dialogue with the EU, reform of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MAI) in the context of the visa liberalization dialogue with the EU, Moldova and European Union: from cooperation to integration (2011-2012), as well as the Transnistrian conflict settlement during 2011 – 2012.
“The Republic of Moldova holds the position of leader among the partner countries taking into account the progress registered in negotiating the Association Agreement and DCFTA, as well as the Action Plan on visa liberalization,” shows the report that is due to be presented on Monday.
The forum will be introduced by Executive Vice President of German Council of Foreign Relations (DGAP), Baron Paul von Maltzahn. He will be followed by Manfred Grund of the German Bundestag and Emily Haber, State Secretary, Federal Foreign Office of Germany.Moldova.ORG