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    Polish PM announces possibility of speeding up Moldova’s entry into EU

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    Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki declared on Thursday that an expedited path to European Union (EU) membership is a viable option for Moldova. The statement was made during a visit to the Moldovan capital, Chisinau.

    Moldova is taking steps to become a member of the European Union amid fears of Russian aggression toward Ukraine, its neighbour. The nation has been a candidate for EU membership since 2022, along with Ukraine.

    “I believe that a fast-track path of Moldova’s accession to the European Union is possible. Either it will be a fast-track path or the negotiations will get bogged down in long-term talks, leading nowhere, being a cause of shame for the European Commission and Brussels,”

    Morawiecki told a press conference after talks with his Moldovan counterpart, Dorin Recean.

    He added that taking into account the current geopolitical situation, Moldova’s route towards EU membership should be simplified. He added that “non-standard thinking that leads to faster, good solutions is possible.”

    The official noted that the current geopolitical environment necessitates a simplified path to EU accession for the country. He suggested that applying creative solutions could lead to quicker, better results.

    The Republic of Moldova has expressed its desire for a swift path to European integration. Recean, Prime Minister of Moldova, noted that since 2022 the country has been confronted with hybrid threats, in addition to economic crises such as war, inflation, and higher energy prices. This prompted the Republic to initiate reforms within its institutions.

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