Needs of the Ministry of Internal Affairs have been assessed by experts of the European Commission

Minister of Interior Ana Revenco had a technical meeting with EEAS and European Commission experts, who assessed, in the final stage, the immediate actions of the Interior Affairs in crisis situations. During the discussions, Minister Revenco explained to the mission members the needs of Moldova’s internal affairs system in the current stage and the steps the institution has taken to face the external challenges in the context of the war in Ukraine.

The Minister presented the main objectives of the MIA aimed at enhancing the capacity of internal affairs as a factor of stability and security in the region by: – providing support for the development of the intervention capacity of the EU Security HUB in Chisinau; – accelerating the implementation of the Strategy for the Development of the Internal Affairs in line with European Security policies and the fulfilment of the EU acquis; – increasing analysis, risk and strategic foresight capabilities; – Crisis management.

The importance of enhancing policy instruments with current regional requirements has also been stressed, as well as identifying a way to increase capabilities to fight and prevent security threats, both nationally and regionally.

In the beginning of the discussions, Ana Revenco also mentioned the challenges faced by the MIA at the current stage. The Minister reported on the subversive actions that are taking place on the territory of the Republic of Moldova and the attempts to destabilize the situation, to undermine the state in order to block the European course of our country.

The official also mentioned that the Ministry of Internal Affairs is aware of its needs and is constantly taking action to respond to public order disturbances, to identify and reduce hybrid threats and their manifestations, as well as to fight cross-border crime, including building a modern and flexible security system to cope with exceptional situations.

We should point out that the experts’ delegation from the EU institutions visited a month ago several regions of the country in order to analyze the situation on the spot, including the border area, but also to identify, together with MIA specialists, the priorities for financial assistance needed for internal affairs in order to respond effectively to the threats.

The European Commission’s intervention mission is an expression of the materialisation of the broader security policies and initiatives launched by President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, European Commissioner for Home Affairs, Ylva Johansson and the team led by Peter Wagner, Director of the Service for Foreign Policy Instruments.