Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Ceisteanna (92)

Niall Collins

Ceist:

92. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the status of the situation in Moldova; the position of the EU on same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25724/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Foreign)

Ireland and its partners in the EU are closely monitoring developments in the Republic of Moldova.

I issued a statement on 11 June to express Ireland’s support for efforts to resolve the constitutional crisis by peaceful means and to call for calm and restraint.

I take note of the decisions taken by the democratically elected Parliament of Moldova, and welcome the formation of a new government.

The situation in Moldova is under continuing discussion at EU level and I echo the joint statement issued by HR/VP Mogherini and Commissioner Hahn underlining the readiness of the EU to work with the new government, on the basis of a commitment to reforms and to the core principles enshrined in our Association Agreement.