On 4 May, EU High Representative Josep Borrell had a phone call with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova, Oleg Țulea.
The call touched upon the COVID-19 outbreak, recognising that this was a time for international solidarity and cooperation as the pandemic knows no borders.
High Representative Borrell highlighted that the EU stands by the Republic of Moldova in these challenging times to help the country combat the COVID-19 crisis.
As part of the EU’s global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a support package for the six Eastern Partnership countries has been put in place totalling €80 million for immediate needs in the health sector and €883 million for socio-economic recovery.
From this support, the Republic of Moldova will specifically benefit from €87 million of redirected bilateral funding. The European Commission has also adopted a proposal for a €3 billion macro-financial assistance package for ten enlargement and neighbourhood partners. As part of this proposal, the Republic of Moldova would be able to receive €100 million to help the country to limit the economic fallout of the pandemic.
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