Menu

EU and Moldova Set to Sign Security Pact Next Week

By
Photo: EU and Moldova Set to Sign Security Pact Next Week. Source: Collage The Gaze / by Leonid Lukashenko
Photo: EU and Moldova Set to Sign Security Pact Next Week. Source: Collage The Gaze / by Leonid Lukashenko

The European Union and Moldova are set to sign a security agreement next week, boosting cooperation on defence, cyber threats and foreign interference to "unprecedented levels", the Financial Times reports.

Situated between Ukraine and NATO and EU member Romania, the former Soviet republic of Moldova has reacted sharply to Russia's full-scale military invasion of its neighbour Ukraine with a sharp turn towards the West. Moldova has become an official candidate for EU membership and is eager to revise its judicial, economic and security policies as soon as possible. Chisinau has openly ignored Moscow's warnings that closer Western integration could lead to a Ukraine-like fate 

Under the EU proposal, seen by the Financial Times, Moldova would increase intelligence sharing, hold joint military exercises and be included in the bloc's joint arms procurement - measures that would be the deepest formal step yet to link its national defence with Western partners. However, the country's constitution proclaims "permanent neutrality" and excludes NATO membership.

Thus, the proposed "security and defence partnership" with Brussels comes despite repeated warnings from Russian officials that Moldova could suffer the same fate as Ukraine.

Last October, Moldova, which for the first time officially declared Russia a "security threat," signed a bilateral security agreement with France and receives some EU funding to strengthen its defence capabilities.

"The new security partnership with Brussels will aim to consolidate Moldova's participation in EU defence missions, including live military exercises. The Eastern European country will also be integrated into defence-related initiatives, including joint procurement," the Financial Times notes.

The partnership will also aim to strengthen cooperation between Moldovan and European agencies to protect against foreign manipulation, cyber and terrorist threats. 

Officials said that the proposal will be discussed by EU diplomats this week and should be officially signed next week.


Recommended

Life

Mountain Retreat in Summer: The Best High-Altitude Resorts in Eastern Europe

07.13.2024 14:04
Politics

Starmer's Rapid Engagements

07.12.2024 17:08
Politics

NATO Reboots

07.12.2024 13:12
Life

Beauty and Fashion: 10 Cool YouTubers from Eastern Europe

07.12.2024 10:15
Politics

NATO Sees a Real Threat

07.11.2024 15:52

Similar articles

We use cookies to personalize content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyze our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners who may combine it with other information that you've provided to them. Cookie Policy

Outdated Browser
Для комфортної роботи в Мережі потрібен сучасний браузер. Тут можна знайти останні версії.
Outdated Browser
Цей сайт призначений для комп'ютерів, але
ви можете вільно користуватися ним.
67.15%
людей використовує
цей браузер
Google Chrome
Доступно для
  • Windows
  • Mac OS
  • Linux
9.6%
людей використовує
цей браузер
Mozilla Firefox
Доступно для
  • Windows
  • Mac OS
  • Linux
4.5%
людей використовує
цей браузер
Microsoft Edge
Доступно для
  • Windows
  • Mac OS
3.15%
людей використовує
цей браузер
Доступно для
  • Windows
  • Mac OS
  • Linux