Parliament from Bucharest adopted a resolution regarding the European perspective of the Republic of Moldova
The meeting of the two Chambers of the Parliament adopted, on Tuesday, with a majority of votes, a resolution regarding the European perspective of the Republic of Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia and the Western Balkans, informs Agerpres.
A decision to this effect was approved on Monday by the Standing Bureaus assembled. The text of the project was agreed with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Through this resolution, the Parliament reiterates its full support for the advancement of the European integration of Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova and Georgia. Also, it supports the adoption of a positive decision by the European Council regarding the opening of EU accession negotiations with the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, taking into account the "clear and substantial efforts and progress made by the two states in the implementation of EC recommendations", as well as the Union's commitment to supporting these countries in the European way.
The Parliament calls for the continuation of European support for the advancement of Georgia's European path, including by granting the status of a candidate state for accession, "taking into account the clear pro-European orientation of the citizens of this state". The Romanian Parliament "encourages" the continuation of Georgia's efforts to implement the recommendations of the European Commission.
Also, the Bucharest Legislative emphasizes the need for an increased commitment from the EU to ensure peace, stability and security in its Eastern Neighborhood, as well as in order to "develop all dimensions of the connectivity of the states in the region" with the European Union.
The Parliament reaffirms its support for the advancement of the enlargement process in the Western Balkans "based on the merits of the candidates in fulfilling the assumed commitments, the attachment to European values and a clear pro-European strategic option".
According to the resolution, the Parliament reiterates its readiness to cooperate and provide support to the Parliaments of the candidate and potential candidate states for the advancement of the accession processes. The text of the resolution invokes the right of any sovereign state to decide on its foreign policy and security arrangements corresponding to its national interests. The debate on the resolution also took place in the context in which the president of the Committee for Foreign Policy in the Senate, Titus Corlățean, proposed the adoption of a declaration in support of Georgia's European path.