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EU Expansion: Weimar Triangle's Top Priority Amid Russian Challenges

Germany, France, and Poland, as members of the "Weimar Triangle," have reaffirmed their commitment to supporting the Republic of Moldova's path toward European Union membership.

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On Friday, representatives from these three nations emphasised their focus on combating hybrid threats and expanding the EU, which remains a top priority.

"There are many challenges in the region. Russia is trying to undermine the Republic of Moldova's path toward Europe through threats, hybrid attacks, and disinformation. There are many external actors trying to discredit the European path and reduce progress. Rest assured that we, Germany, France, and Poland, remain committed to ensuring the European path of the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine," declared Anna Lührmann, Germany's Minister for Europe.

"The Republic of Moldova has never been closer to joining the EU than it is today. Our common goal has been to organise this intergovernmental conference during Belgium's presidency, and I want to assure you that during Poland's presidency, starting on January 1st next year, EU expansion will be the top priority," mentioned Adam Szłapka, Poland's Minister for the EU.

"We want to see a successful expansion process that will contribute to Europe's vitality, stability, and security. A declaration from the agenda for a strong, geopolitical European Union, recently adopted in Weimar, shows that France, Germany, and Poland are ready to contribute to ensuring resilience against hybrid threats and supporting the economic and social transformation of the Republic of Moldova, as well as the necessary reforms," emphasised Graham Paul, France's ambassador to Chisinau.

The "Weimar Triangle" is a trilateral cooperation format involving France, Germany, and Poland. Among their current priorities are supporting Ukraine and expanding the European Union.

Translation by Iurie Tataru

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