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European Commission published the second progress report on Moldova-EU visa liberalization action plan

14.02.2012
European Commission published the second progress report on Moldova-EU visa liberalization action plan

CEOn February 14th, the European Commission (EC) has made public its second progress report on the implementation by Moldova of the action plan on a visa free regime between Moldova and the EU.

The report shows a very good progress in the implementation of the first stage aimed at adjusting the legislative framework of the Moldova-EU action plan as regards the visa free regime. The EC report confirms that Moldova adopted the legislative framework for the first set on IDs' security and the second set on border management and migration, including readmission.

As for the third set on public order and security, the report points to the functioning of a high-level legislative and policies' framework in the field of preventing and combating human trafficking, corruption, money laundering and actions meant to finance terrorism. The European Commission described as good the headway made while consolidating the legislative and institutional framework on the protection of personal data. At the same time, the report points out the need to step up efforts to reform the security sector.

Progress was also made in adjusting the legislative framework on human rights to the EU standards. In this respect, the European Commission recommends adopting a comprehensive anti-discrimination law.

This report completes the EC's first progress report on the implementation by Moldova of the action plan on a visa free regime between Moldova and the European Union, published in September 2011.

The decision to shift to the second phase of the Moldova-EU dialogue on the visa free regime will be taken on the basis of a complementary EC report and an impact survey on possible migration and security-related effects prompted by the liberalization of the visa regime due to be worked out by the European Commission.

Source: www.moldpres.md