The Republic of Moldova and the European Union have today initialled a comprehensive air services agreement at a meeting in Chisinau, the capital of the Republic of Moldova. This agreement will open up and integrate the respective markets, strengthen cooperation and offer new opportunities for consumers and airlines. The Republic of Moldova and the EU will develop this “common aviation area” based on common rules in important areas such as aviation safety and security.
Welcoming the agreement, Vice-President Siim Kallas, commissioner responsible for mobility and transport, said: “The comprehensive air services agreement reached in Chisinau today is very important for further strengthening the overall economic, trade and tourism relations between Moldova and the EU. Indeed, it will allow Moldova to become a full partner of the EU in aviation and gradually integrate Moldova into a pan-European aviation market. This is a very important step in our strategy of closer cooperation between the EU and its neighbours, particularly in the context of the Eastern Partnership.”
The agreement aims to open the respective markets and to integrate the Republic of Moldova into a wider European common aviation area. It will strengthen aviation relations between the two partners. The Republic of Moldova will harmonise its legislation with European standards and implement EU aviation rules in areas such as aviation safety, security, environment, consumer protection, air traffic management, economic regulation, competition issues and social aspects.