Republic of Moldova: EU Candidate Status and State of Reforms
After granting Moldova EU candidate status, the EU now expects serious reforms — especially in the areas of de-oligarchization and anti-corruption. In a policy brief, Moldovan expert Denis Cenusa evaluates Moldova’s progress in meeting these requirements.
On June 22, 2022, the European Council granted Ukraine and Moldova EU candidate status, while opening up a European perspective to Georgia. The European Commission now expects the three states to undertake serious reforms.
De-oligarchization and anti-corruption are among the priorities of the required reforms. Moldovan expert Denis Cenusa describes in his policy brief whether the accession conditions have been fulfilled in Moldova so far. Cenusa emphasizes that an important prerequisite for the start of accession negotiations with the EU is compliance with the recommendations of the Venice Commission.
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