Moldova joined the EU Civil Protection Mechanism
Starting from September 29, 2023, in case of calamities, disasters or other unforeseen crises, our country will benefit from help from the European Union. This was established by signing the Agreement by which the Republic of Moldova obtained the status of a member state within the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.
The document was signed on September 29, at the headquarters of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Moldova, by the EU Commissioner for Crisis Management and Humanitarian Aid, Janez Lenarčič, and the Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Moldova, Adrian Efros.
The European Union supported our country during the floods of 2010, during the COVID-19 pandemic, and offered us help during the natural gas crisis and power cuts. Joining the EU Civil Protection Mechanism does not require any kind of annual financial contribution for participation from our country.
During the official visit to Moldova, on the occasion of our country’s accession to the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, Commissioner Janez Lenarčič also visited one of the centres for refugees from Ukraine in Chisinau. Here Mr. Lenarčič discussed with the refugees and the refugee accommodation centre representatives that continue to offer them all the necessary support, including psychological, social and legal assistance, funded by the European humanitarian organisations ECHO, INTERSOS and ACTED.