The President of the Republic of Moldova, Maia Sandu, thanked Romania for the help offered in the field of energy, during a press conference held with the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen.
“We are grateful to the European Commission and Member States for the allocation on 1 August of the first tranche of €50 million of the new macro-financial assistance package. We thank you for the additional budgetary support of €75 million euros offered in August to meet the growing expenditure on energy resources.
Connecting the Republic of Moldova to European Union electricity sources via the ENTSO-E continental electricity grid is a real lifeline in the current situation, when we can no longer buy electricity from Ukraine and Cuciurgan.
We thank all the member countries of the European Union who offered their assistance during this period. And we thank Romania, thanks to which today we have electricity in our homes,” said Maia Sandu.
The President of the European Commission also indicated that on November 24, a new donors’ conference for the Republic of Moldova will take place in Paris. Von der Leyen assured that EU solidarity with the Republic of Moldova is unwavering.
“Moldova is part of our European family, and families come together when times are tough, and that’s why I’m here today,” said Ursula von der Leyen.
“Moldova is a country that bravely defends its democracy and our common values. We are doing our best to grant reverse flow gas for the Republic of Moldova from other suppliers. The 200 million euros are intended to diversify gas supply, and the 50 million can be used to support households and businesses, it’s your decision,” said the head of the European Commission.
Editor: Adrian Dumitru