General information

For a better visibility of the cooperation between the European Union and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Moldova, the creation of the web portal has been initiated to reflect the whole development and innovation activity in the field of internal affairs.

The is funded by the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Moldova in order to increase the visibility, information and accessibility of the public to data, activities and information on the achievement of the EU accession objectives and the development and modernisation of the internal affairs field in Moldova with external support.

This website contains:

  • Strategic documents and programs for the development and modernization of the internal affairs of Moldova;
  • Development programmes;
  • Internal and external projects and partnerships; Activities and policies developed within the EU Security HUB for Internal Security and Border
  • Management in Moldova, in Chisinau;
  • News on activities related to the modernization of internal affairs and Moldova’s accession to the European Union.

Relations between the European Union and the Republic of Moldova have progressed in recent years.

Since 2014, when the EU-Moldova Association Agreement was signed, the cooperation between the European Union and the Republic of Moldova has generated visible and tangible results for citizens. The year 2022 has been a historic year: the Republic of Moldova was granted EU candidate status. Thus, Moldova gained a number of benefits, such as: a clear prospect of EU membership, resilient public institutions, sustainable development, assistance and support in key areas, direct access to European programmes, etc.

The European Union, which has meanwhile become Moldova’s largest donor and one of its most reliable development partners, supports key reforms in strategic sectors such as justice, economic and energy development, regional security, etc.

The continuous EU-Republic Moldova cooperation on several levels boosts the development of new innovative solutions to address current challenges.

The mission of the Ministry includes analysis of the situation and issues of the activity areas it manages (see below), as well as development of effective public policies in the related areas of activity. The Ministry is also responsible for monitoring the quality of existing policies and regulations and making recommendations on justified state interventions that would provide effective solutions in the areas of competence, ensuring the best ratio of expected results to expected costs.

The European Parliament (abbreviated to EP) is a legislative authority of the European Union (EU). The Parliament is elected by direct vote once every five years. Together with the Council of the European Union and the European Commission, it exercises the legislative power of the EU. The Parliament is composed of 705 members, representing the second largest democratic electorate in the world (375 million eligible voters in 2009).

The European Council brings together EU leaders to set the EU’s political agenda and represents the highest level of political cooperation between EU countries.

The European Council is one of the EU’s 7 official institutions. It takes the form of summit meetings (usually quarterly) between EU leaders, chaired by a permanent president.

The Council of the European Union (sometimes also referred to as the Council or the Council of Ministers)

represents governments of the Member States and, together with the European Parliament, is part of the European legislature.

The European Commission (EC) is an institution of the European Union, responsible for drafting legislative proposals, implementing decisions, complying with the EU Treaties and managing the day-to-day running of the EU. Commissioners take an oath at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg City, promising to uphold the Treaties and to be completely independent in the performance of their duties during their mandate.

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) is based in Luxembourg and is the institution of the European Union that encompasses the whole judiciary. The correct name of the CJEU should be ‘Courts of Justice of the European Union’, because the CJEU comprises three different courts: the Court of Justice, the General Court and the Civil Service Tribunal.

The European Central Bank (ECB) is the central bank of the 19 European Union countries which have adopted the euro.

The European Court of Auditors (ECA) was established in 1977; it examines the legitimacy and regularity of EU inward and outward transactions and supervises the sound financial management of the EU budget.

The European External Action Service (EEAS) is a new institution of the European Union (EU), established by the Treaty of Lisbon. Officially launched on  December 1st 2010, the Service assists the EU High Representative (HR) for the Common Foreign and Security Policy in the exercise of his mandate.

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is a body of the European Union. It is based in Brussels and has an advisory role to the European Parliament and the European Commission. Established in 1957 by the Treaty of Rome, the EESC is both a structure for dialogue and an institutional platform enabling economic and social players to take part in the Community decision-making process. It has 350 members.

The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) is the European Union’s (EU) assembly of local and regional representatives that provides sub-national authorities (i.e. regions, counties, provinces, municipalities and cities) with a direct voice within the EU’s institutional framework.

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is the financial institution of the European Union (EU), established in 1958 by the Treaty of Rome, which, together with other banking institutions, is involved in financing investment programmes that are in line with the economic objectives set by the EU and serve common European interests.

The European Ombudsman is an interinstitutional body of the EU that holds the  institutions, bodies and agencies to account, and promotes good administration. The Ombudsman helps people, businesses and organisations facing problems with the EU’s administration by investigating complaints, but also by proactively looking into broader systemic issues.

The European Data Protection Supervisor

In the exercise of their functions, EU institutions and bodies sometimes need to process personal data communicated by citizens in electronic, written or visual form. Processing includes collecting, recording, storing, withdrawal, transmitting, blocking or erasing data. It is the task of the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) to ensure compliance with the strict privacy rules that apply to these activities.

The European Data Protection Board (EDPS) ensures that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Enforcement Directive are consistently applied in EU countries as well as in Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland.

The European Personnel Selection Office organises high-quality selection procedures to recruit the staff needed by the EU institutions, bodies and agencies.

The Publications Office of the European Union is an interinstitutional office whose task is to publish the publications of the EU institutions, in accordance with Decision 2009/496/EC, Euratom.

The Publications Office is responsible for the daily publication of the Official Journal of the European Union in 22 languages (or even in 23 when publication in Irish is required) – a unique phenomenon in the publishing world. It is also editor or co-editor of publications in the context of inter-institutional communication activities. Furthermore, the Publications Office provides various online services offering free access to information on EU legislation (EUR-Lex), EU publications (EU Bookshop), EU public procurement (TED) and EU research and development (CORDIS).