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EU Urges Moldova To Accelerate Reforms

EU commissioner Stefan Fuele (left) meeting with Moldovan Prime Minister Iurie Leancă
EU Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fuele says Moldova is an Eastern Partnership "front-runner," but needs to address remaining "serious" challenges on its path toward closer ties with the European Union.

Fuele said constitutional reform, deep judicial reform, the fight against corruption, and improvement of the business climate "cannot wait any longer."

Fuele was speaking on October 3 in Chisinau where along with Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius of current EU president Lithuania he attended an Eastern Partnership civil society forum.

Fuele also reiterated that the EU will stand by Moldova if external pressure is brought to bear to discourage its European ambitions.

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