The European Commission went on to reaffirm its support for the country of Moldova as well as its energy sector at the fourth high-level energy dialogue that happened in Brussels. Developing on the already robust cooperation between the EU and Moldova when it comes to energy matters, this exchange happened to be an opportunity to talk more about how to speed up Moldova’s integration into the energy market of the EU, especially with the technical as well as financial support that has already been offered by the commission. This discussion also took into consideration a strengthened partnership, which would ensure Moldova’s preparedness as far as next winter and even beyond are concerned.
In the scenario of fragility in the current geopolitical context, Moldova and the Commission continue to partner closely in terms of making sure of gas and electricity supply security. The commission has already gone on to present its views when it comes to the winter preparedness of the EU and has put forth measures that would push supply security.
High on the agenda was the EU financial support that was available for Moldova, which consistently makes its energy system more robust as well as diversified. Discussion on Moldova’s present reforms so as to sync its legislative framework with the EU energy legislation also found a place on the agenda.
It is well to note that the European Investment Bank, the Commission, as well as the European Bank for reconstruction and development, all updated when it came to the funding instruments of the EU that were available for Moldova, such as the Connecting Europe Facility, among others.
Both sides also happened to discuss the ongoing regulatory reforms as well as the assistance that the energy community and the commission can go on to provide to support this process.
Artur Lorwoski represented the energy community. The final objective of the regulatory reforms was to ensure Moldova’s total integration into the EU energy market. The commission went on to appreciate Molodova’s progress to date when it came to the execution of the governance regulation, especially the national energy and climate plans as well as the renewable energy directives. Apart from the role of renewables in Moldova’s energy transition, discussions also happened on the role of energy efficiency, especially in residential buildings.