At the plenary session on November 13, the European Parliament ratified the Association Agreement between the EU and Moldova. It was reported on the website of the European Parliament.
529 MEPs out of the 751 supported the ratification.
June 27, Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine signed the Association Agreement with the EU. July 2, the Moldovan parliament has ratified the treaty. The Socialists voted against this document, and the Communists and members of the Revival party abstained, leaving the session of the Parliament.
The Association Agreement with the EU implies political and economic reforms in the associated country in exchange for free access to EU markets and some financial assistance. To come into force, it must be ratified by the associated states, all EU member states and the European Parliament. Association with the European Union is not a guarantee of entry into the EU, but it can be a step towards this.
It is to be recalled that September 16, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and the European Parliament ratified the Association Agreement.