President Maia Sandu met today with European Commissioner for Budget and Administration Johannes Hahn, who is on a working visit to Chisinau. The discussion focused on the latest security developments in the region, as well as the economic and energy situation of our country, following the impact of the war in Ukraine.
During the discussion, President Maia Sandu stressed that the energy problem is now an existential issue for us, as Moldova is the most vulnerable country on the European continent in this regard. "We are facing the risk of gas and electricity supply interruptions, and the prices of energy resources are volatile and very high. The authorities are working hard to provide the country with energy, but we need the help of our European partners to face the unprecedented challenges we are going through," said Maia Sandu.
The Head of State also expressed her appreciation for the support provided in recent months by the EU - including the temporary liberalisation of trade for seven Moldovan agricultural products and of road freight transport. "Despite the crisis, Moldova continues to move forward on the path of reforms, and the most important achievement is the obtention of the EU candidate country status. European integration is our national project, because we want to build in Moldova a country where people want and can live well," President Maia Sandu concluded.