Since the signing of Moldova to the Treaty on the Union With the EU, the pace of reforms in the country has greatly declined, said the head of the EU delegation to Moldova Pirkka Tapiola, in presenting the annual report of the European Commission.
"in 2014, we observed a mixed picture: on the one hand, were signed the Treaty on the Union and visa-free regime With the EU, while at the back - there are difficulties in implementing reforms, their growth has slowed," said the European official, quoted by Deutsche Welle.
the report noted that in 2014, the authorities continued to work hard over the European agenda ". In April, began to act a visa-free regime between Moldova and the EU, they have already benefited from 360 thousand People. In June signed a Treaty With the European Union about the unity and the free trade area. Overall the year was a period of relative political stability. In economic terms, the country has been damaged and the situation in neighboring Ukraine and the Russian embargo on Moldovan alcohol and agricultural products, although this has increased its exports to the EU. According to Pirkka Tapiola, compared With previous years, Moldova has done less in the field of human rights, its success in judicial reform and in the battle With the illegal activities of officials is minimal, and in the reform of the Prosecutor's office no progress at all ". The authors report a concern and the situation in the banking sector ", the diplomat said. At the end of last year it was announced that three of the credit institutions of the country, and among them the largest Ekonombank (Banca de economiei), outside the country in an offshore zone illegally removed 1 billion US dollars. This question considers the special parliamentary Commission. In the report prepared by the European Commission, also noted the lack of progress in the area of media freedom. The report's authors believe that in the past year, the implementation of the principle of pluralism in the media was limited to "adverse financial conditions" due to the fact that the advertising market is mostly monopolized ". Pirkka Tapiola believes that it is necessary to make funding more transparent. The disadvantages include the lack of progress in the Transnistrian settlement: in the past year there have been only two meetings in the format 5 2 (where Chisinau and Tiraspol - the parties to the conflict, Russia, Ukraine and the OSCE - the guarantors of the negotiations, the US and the EU observer). In addition, noticed Tapiola, stalled and reform of decentralization of power. Remember, at the end of June, Moldova and Georgia in Brussels With the EU signed an Association agreement, which provides for the entry into the free trade area of the European Union. 2 July, the Treaty had been ratified by the Moldovan Parliament. on 13 November, the European Parliament (EP) has ratified the Association agreement between EU and Moldova.