The EU has signed an agreement with Moldova on border management cooperation between the Moldovan border guards and the European Border and Coast Guard (Frontex).
According to the Commission, more than 300,000 Ukrainian refugees fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine have sought refuge in Moldova. Moldovan border guards face challenges, both because of the high number of arrivals and because they share a border with a war zone.
In order to support the Moldovan authorities in addressing these challenges, the agreement signed will enable the increased development of Frontex border guards to assist Moldova in border management (border control, registration and authentication of border crossings and surveillance tasks). cooperation with the Moldovan authorities, as well as assistance in the collection and exchange of information). This will facilitate the transfer of refugees to EU Member States under the Solidarity Platform.
“Moldova’s efforts to welcome and host people fleeing the war in Ukraine have been impressive. Since the beginning of the war, Moldova has received the largest number of refugees per capita in the region. The EU has said: stands by Moldova – through humanitarian assistance through the Civil Protection Mechanism is committed to transporting people to EU Member States and through this agreement signed, the EU will provide further assistance to support border management with the actual development of its border guards Frontex in the territory of Moldova, to cooperate hand in hand with the Moldovan border guards in the execution of their work “.