IPRE experts concluded that a limited progress in the implementation of the commitments under the EU-Moldova Association Agreement was achieved during the first three quarters of 2017

The results of the quantitative evaluation of the National Action Plan for the implementation of the EU-Moldova Association Agreement (NAPIAA II) show that a bit more than one third of the planed actions were fulfilled (implementation rate 34.1%) during the first three quarters of 2017. The national authorities have undertaken efforts which are half of their estimated potential. The qualitative assessment of the Report indicates that limited progress has been achieved in the implementation of the commitments under the EU-Moldova Association Agreement. These are the main conclusions of the 2nd IPRE Shadow Report, prepared by the Institute for European Policies and Reforms (IPRE) with the support of Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS).

Today, 22 December 2017, during a Public Event organised by IPRE with the support of KAS, the main results of the 2nd Shadow Report on the implementation of the EU-Moldova Association Agreement were presented. Ambassador Peter Michalko, Head of the EU Delegation in Chișinău and Tatiana Molcean, State Secretary at the Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration have opened the Event, sharing their views about the state of play in the implementation of the EU-Moldova Association Agreement. The findings of the Report were further discussed with experts from Moldovan civil society, political parties, representatives of the national authorities and development partners attending the event.

The results of the quantitative evaluation show that a bit more than 1/3 of the NAPIAA II actions were fulfilled within the reference period (i.e. an implementation rate of 34.1%). Most results are noted in the implementation of measures corresponding to DCFTA provided by the Title V of the Agreement, with the implementation rate of 43.6%, followed by Title VI (Financial assistance and anti-fraud provisions) – with a rate of 34.5% and Title IV (Economic and sector cooperation) – with a rate of 33.9%. The fewest results are noted in Title III (Justice, freedom and security).

The Report also introduces an implementation effort index, which aims at measuring the level of engagement and efficiency of the authorities in implementing the NAPIAA II. According to the authors’ estimations, the national authorities have undertaken efforts which are half of the planned potential, registering an index of 53%. The biggest effort was made in accomplishing the measures provided for in Title V (DCFTA). The least effort was made to accomplish the objectives of Title II of the NAPIAA II, that refers to political dialogue and reforms.

Summing-up the qualitative assessment of the Shadow Report concludes that the national authorities have achieved a limited progress in implementing the objectives in key areas of the Association Agreement as provided in the NAPIAA II, which confirms, to a large extent the quantitative evaluations of the report. Thus, in spite of a moderate progress in the implementation of actions planned in Title V (DCFTA), a limited progress or lack thereof was achieved in the other four Titles of NAPIAA.

More details about the key findings and recommendations of IPRE’s 2nd Shadow Report on the implementation of the Association Agreement can be consulted here.

The full version of the Report in (RO) is available here. The RO version of the Summary and Recommendations can be consulted here.

The presentation of the Report and further discussions during the Event can be watched here.


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