Renew Europe is fully committed to Ukraine and Republic of Moldova’s future in the European family

Author: Lucian Goleanu



Ukraine Moldova EU Accession landscape

The Renew Europe Group in the European Parliament welcomes today’s launch of the EU accession negotiations with Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova, a historic step in the journey of these two states to join our Union.

The accession talks kicked off with two intergovernmental conferences, as both countries made considerable efforts and managed to achieve progress in implementing the necessary reforms despite Putin’s war of aggression against Ukraine and its impact in the region.

Our political group has been constantly supporting both countries in their efforts to make progress towards EU membership. We have been working closely with our sister parties and like-minded partners, and will continue to do so, reaffirming our full commitment to the cause and making sure that the accession process is credible, fair and fast.

Renew Europe MEP, Petras Auštrevičius (Lithuanian Liberal Movement), said:

“The start of accession negotiations and the subsequent reform process will strengthen Ukraine’s statehood and increase its resilience to external threats. This important decision to open negotiations is therefore to be welcomed, and the EU itself should prepare the necessary instruments for long-term cooperation in this field.

Similarly, the opening of negotiations with Moldova represents the EU’s continued and growing support for this important country and the European choice of its people. This will guarantee Moldova’s European course and strengthen the country’s security, stability and economic growth.”

Renew Europe MEP, Nathalie Loiseau (Horizons, France), added:

“Today, Ukraine and Moldova have an appointment with their History and with our shared future. While facing countless challenges, they have been courageously paving their path towards accession. In opening these negotiations, we recognise this inspiring commitment to European values and show we believe that the way forward is a common one.”


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