The Eastern Partnership (EaP) Panel on Security, CSDP and Civil Protection convened on 15 May in Brussels, for the first time under the EaP revised institutional set-up, addressing not only security and CSDP matters, but also civil protection.
The EU is strongly committed to the stability and prosperity of Moldova. Thanks to a trade agreement in the framework of the EU's Eastern Partnership programme, trade between the EU and Moldova increased a further 18% in 2017, accounting for 55% of Moldova's total trade. Meeting on 3 May, EU High Representative Mogherini and Moldovan PM Filip discussed further steps needed in order to translate increased trade volumes into tangible benefits for citizens.
In line with the revised European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), this report sets out the state of play of the commitments of the Republic of Moldova (hereinafter Moldova) under the EU-Moldova Association Agreement since the last meeting of the EU-Moldova Association Council on 31 March 2017 and ahead of its next meeting of 3 May 2018.