The Speaker of the Parliament, Andrian Candu, says the European Parliament has not refused the grant of 100 million euros for Moldova. According to the speaker, the EU Parliament postponed only the discussions of the issue with other two institutions, which will take place next week. The statement has been made today, May 17.
Thus, according to Candu, the discussion of the issue by the representatives of the European Parliament, the European Commission and the European Council was postponed. The European Parliament will vote on the issues only after the trialogue takes place.
Please note that the issue was debated in the European Parliament yesterday, May 16. A number of deputies expressed their support for this grant, while another part were against, explaining the refusal by the change of the electoral system and the cooperation between the SPRM and DPM.
In a press briefing, Andrian Candu thanked both those who support the allocation of the financial aid and those who criticized the government in Chisinau. At the same time, he suggested that the opposition from Chisinau, represented by Maia Sandu and Andrei Nastase, tried to influence the parliamentary groups with which they collaborate, to vote against granting of 100 million euros to the Republic of Moldova.
The speaker also said that the money would be transferred in 3 stages.
In the same briefing, Candu announced that he had registered in the Parliament the draft law on meal tickets and reiterated that the decision to change the electoral system would be taken after the opinion of the Venice Commission is pronounced. The Speaker of the Parliament also spoke about the working group, created to improve the audiovisual legislation.