The EU is pushing for closer ties with Moldova as it cranks up its ‘Eastern Neighbourhood Policy’.
Sandwiched between Romania and Ukraine, the former Soviet republic is one of the poorest country’s in Europe.
Poland in particular is pushing for deeper EU ties with Moldova. However, an end to the conflict with separatists in its region of Transnistria is seen as vital. International negotiations are currently on-going.
Moldovan Prime Minister Vlad Filat also says EU integration is an absolute priority for Moldova’s political leaders and population.
However, in return for closer relations and financial aid Brussels has demanded political reform and more to fight corruption. For an depth analysis and interview with premier Filat, click on the above video link.