The Republic of Moldova is closer to the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism

The Republic of Moldova is in the final stage of preparations to join the most powerful international network for cooperation in disaster prevention and response.

Negotiations were initiated and the signing of the Agreement on the participation of the Republic of Moldova in the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism (hereafter EU-CPM) was approved by a decree signed by the President of the Republic of Moldova.

The European High Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, handed over at the end of April this year the official invitation to join the EU-PCM to Minister of Internal Affairs Ana Revenco.

The signing of this Agreement will bring greater security and safety to citizens and the environment against the risks of natural and man-made disasters. It will provide Moldovan firefighters and rescuers with the opportunity to continually improve their capabilities and strategy for preventing and responding to exceptional situations, teaming up with the other 36 EU-CPM participating countries in international rescue missions.

The coordination of civil protection activities with the community of the EU-CPM countries means a significant reduction in the response time to emergency and exceptional situations, less material damage caused and safer conditions for the economic development of the country.

The General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations is appointed by the Ministry of Internal Affairs as the responsible authority for implementing the provisions of this Agreement, which will later act as the national contact point for the European Union.