Association Agreement with Moldova

 

SUMMARY OF:

Association Agreement between the EU and the Euratom and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Moldova, of the other part

Decision 2014/492/EU — signature, on behalf of the European Union, and provisional application of the Association Agreement between the EU and Euratom and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Moldova, of the other part

WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE AGREEMENT AND THE DECISION?

The aims of the agreement are to:

The decision marks the conclusion of the association agreement with Moldova by the EU, Euratom and the EU countries.

KEY POINTS

The agreement runs to 465 articles with additional annexes and protocols. It covers:

General principles (Title I), notably:

Political dialogue, domestic reform and foreign and security policy cooperation (Title II), notably:

Freedom, security and justice (Title III), notably:

Economic and other sectoral cooperation (Title IV), notably:

Trade and trade-related matters (Title V), notably:

Financial assistance and anti-fraud and control measures (Title VI), notably:

Institutional, general and final provisions (Title VII), notably:

Technical annexes describe in detail how the various commitments the agreement contains are to be implemented. Some, such as those covering geographical indications, trade and sanitary/phytosanitary aspects, have been slightly amended since 2016.

DATE OF ENTRY INTO FORCE

BACKGROUND

The EU is Moldova’s largest trading partner and biggest investor. In 2018, it accounted for 70% of its total exports and 56% of its total trade.

KEY TERMS

Mixed agreement: if the subject matter of an agreement does not fall under the exclusive competence of the EU (here, the agreement also involves Euratom), EU countries also have to sign the agreement. Such agreements are known as mixed agreements. This means that, in addition to the EU itself, EU countries become contracting parties towards the non-EU contracting parties. Mixed agreements may also require that an internal EU act is adopted to share out the obligations between the EU countries and the EU.

MAIN DOCUMENTS

Association Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Moldova, of the other part (OJ L 260, 30.8.2014, pp. 4-738)

Successive amendments to the Association Agreement have been incorporated into the original text. This consolidated version is of documentary value only.

Council Decision 2014/492/EU of 16 June 2014 on the signing, on behalf of the European Union, and provisional application of the Association Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Moldova, of the other part (OJ L 260, 30.8.2014, pp.1-3)

RELATED DOCUMENTS

Treaty on the European Atomic Energy Community, of 25 March 1957 — consolidated version (OJ C 203, 7.6.2016, pp. 1-112)

See consolidated version.

Notice concerning the provisional application of the Association Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Moldova, of the other part (OJ L 259, 30.8.2014, p. 1)

Information concerning the entry into force of the Association Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Moldova, of the other part (OJ L 161, 18.6.2016, p. 1)

last update 14.05.2020