Moldova is aligning with EU standards on Weapon Control

In the context of the efforts of the Republic of Moldova to align with the EU legislation, the Moldovan Government approved today a draft law, presented by the Minister of Internal Affairs, which partially transposes the Directive (EU) 2021/555 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 March 2021 on the control of the acquisition and possession of weapons by amending the Law no. 130/2012.

The approval of this draft law has been included in the Government’s Action Plan for 2023 and is critical for streamlining the control of the acquisition and possession of weapons and also contributes to scaling up efforts in combating illicit firearms trafficking.

Finally, the implementation of its provisions will support the commitment made under Article 10 “Small arms and light weapons and conventional arms exports control” of the Association Agreement between the European Union, the European Atomic Energy Community, and the Republic of Moldova.

The initiative aims to enhance national security and prevent the risks associated with the uncontrolled flows of weapons. We are working to create a safe and balanced environment for the society, while aligning with the European standards in the field of arms control.