At its first meeting this year, the new Steering Committee (SC) of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) addressed an open letter on current developments in Moldova to High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn.
Considering the volatile and complex situation in Moldova that could rapidly bring the country on the brink of destabilization, the SC urges the EU to form a mediation task force of people who know the country and can communicate with Moldovan media. The task force should put conditions for real change and reforms in the country. The representatives of Moldovan civil society should be included in the process to make this process more transparent and credible. The task force can be multi-layered, combining efforts of the EU institutions; the European Parliament could be also involved via EURONEST or the EU-Moldova Parliamentary Association Committee.
The Steering Committee of the EaP CSF is ready to contribute with the expertise and knowledge of Moldovan colleagues from Moldovan National Platform and remains available for further consultations.