EU supports Moldovan president's reform agenda
President of the European Council Charles Michel reiterated the European Union's support for Moldovan President Maia Sandu and her reform agenda.
"I am sending a clear message of support from the European Union for further reforms and the fight against corruption," Michel said while meeting with Sandu during his visit to Moldova, according to the presidency's press service.
"The EU is a reliable partner of the Republic of Moldova," said Michel, who was visiting the capital of Moldova, the first leg of his journey to Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine between Feb. 28 and March 3.
"Fighting corruption and strengthening the rule of law are the only way forward. The president's very ambitious agenda is the right direction to strengthen relations with the EU," said Michel. "Our support goes hand in hand with reforms," Xinhua cited him as saying.
Moldova entered a political stalemate because of the conflict between the head of state and the majority of the parliament, as the country's Constitutional Court on Tuesday declared unconstitutional a presidential decree, under which Sandu named again a prime-minister designate soon after the latter was rejected by the parliament in a vote of confidence, a move that will bring a snap general election in case of another veto by the parliament.
Under Moldova's constitution, an early parliamentary election is triggered if parliament fails twice to vote in a new government.