While the presidency of the Council of the European Union will be held by Romania, during January 1 – June 30, 2019, the Republic of Moldova will not file an application for EU membership, Speaker of Parliament Andrian Candu stated in the talk show “Friday with Anatolie Golea” on RTR Moldova channel.
The official noted the EU since 2017 has changed, including owing to the Brexit, and now the European Union faces many challenges and surprise elements so that it slightly modified the policy of accepting new members in the immediate period.
“We should be realistic as Romania’s presidency of the Council of the European Union next year will bring particular advantages to the Republic of Moldova, not yet the application for membership. I would like to provide timeframes when things are clear in the Republic of Moldova and in the European Union too as we are not out of touch with reality somehow. Let’s discuss the issue after the elections to the European Parliament,” stated Andrian Candu.