Moldova’s journey towards the EU membership | By Yara Van Der Hoeven, European volunteer at MEBA

June 25th 2024 marked a historical date in Moldova’s integration into the European Union. The first Intergovernmental Conference took place, officially opening accession negotiations. Earlier in June, a representative of the European Commission (EC) confirmed that all three remaining areas of reform had been completed, namely judicial reform, de-oligarchization and the protection of national minorities. It is included in a series of issues that the Belgian presidency of the Council of the European Union aimed to speed up over the past months, due to the impending take-over of the position by their Hungarian counterpart.