On 28 September, the European Union disbursed a grant of €36.4 million for the Republic of Moldova. It will support the country in tackling COVID-19 and performing police reform.
“This assistance will help the Republic of Moldova to strengthen the resilience of its health sector, support the economic recovery process, and support the fight against COVID-19 in the law enforcement area,“ said Olivér Várhelyi, European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement.
A total of €21.4 million will be disbursed for police reform, and €15 million to mitigate the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding is a part of the EU’s Economic Recovery package of up to €600 million, which will promote investments and support recovery from the COVID-19 crisis in Moldova over the next three years.
Earlier this year, Moldova was the first European country to receive donations of COVID-19 vaccines from the COVAX Facility and the EU vaccine-sharing mechanism. To date, Moldova has received more than 1 million doses of vaccines.