EU and Moldova highlight investment opportunities at the EU-Moldova Private Sector Mobilisation conference

EU and Moldova highlight investment opportunities at the EU-Moldova Private Sector Mobilisation conference

Today the EU launched the ‘EU-Moldova Private Sector Mobilisation Mission’ conference in Chisinau. This high-level event aims at promoting greater awareness of the opportunities offered by EU’s financial instruments in support to investments and to the private sector in Moldova.

Bringing European and Moldovan businesses together

The event brought together over 200 European and Moldovan companies, business associations, representatives of Moldovan authorities and agencies working on investment promotion to explore investments and commercial opportunities in the fields of renewable energy, agri-food and digital technologies in Moldova.

The conference was attended by Ms Adrienn Kiraly, European Commission Director for the Neighbourhood East and Institution building at DG NEAR who was accompanied by high-level representatives from the Government of the Republic of Moldova and International financial institutions.

Unlocking opportunities in renewable energy, agri-food and digital technologies

In the three dedicated sessions during the conference, the participants discussed opportunities for cooperation and growth, including available EU support.

The Republic of Moldova is committed to increase the share of electric energy produced from renewable sources from a current 6% to 30% by 2030. The EU is working closely to support SMEs with renewable energy and sustainability projects, through initiatives such as EU4Environment and EU4Climate, as well as larger investments in renewable energy generation

Agriculture remains the main pillar of the Moldovan economy. Around one third of the country’s labour force works in the agricultural sector. Combined with the food processing industry, the sector represents more than 16% of GDP and approximately 45% of total exports. The EU provides significant support here, such as boosting Moldovan farm operators with loans and helping small food producers integrate into global supply chains

Since digital transformation has become one of the priorities of the EU, entrepreneurs are encouraged through EU4Digital and various EU programmes to invest in innovations that streamline and automate processes. With EU help, Moldovan grape grower are going digital and farmers went high-tech with modern agricultural drones.

Dumitru Alaiba, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economic Development and Digitalization, said: “As we advance on the path towards EU integration, we remain resolute in our dedication to modernize and diversify our economy through targeted reforms. These reforms aim not only to benefit society at large but also to enhance the welfare of every citizen. This involves aligning national regulations and standards with those of the European Union, increasing the competitiveness of our companies, creating an environment that would encourage investment inflows, generating new jobs, and developing new economic sectors and industries.”

Adrienn Kiraly, European Commission (DG NEAR) Director Neighbourhood East and Institution Building said: “The EU-Moldova Private Sector Mobilisation conference comes at a key moment, following the historic decision of the European Council to open accession negotiations with MoldovaThis conference offers a platform to present the opportunities and benefits of EU integration and the potential of EU financial instruments to the Moldovan private sector and stakeholders. This event is part of the European Union's wide-ranging support for the private sector in Moldova under the Economic and Investment Plan”.



The EU-Moldova Private Sector Mobilisation Mission conference is an EU initiative financed under EU4Business. EU support to Moldovan private sector, under the EU4Business umbrella initiative helps generate and sustain jobs, stimulate higher SME growth, and expand SME exports. In 2022, the initiative funded 30 diverse projects with a total of over EUR 132 million, benefiting 6,328 SMEs. Together, the projects generated around 22,427 new jobs and drove a notable 30% increase in the total turnover of SMEs in Moldova. Read more:

Citizens’ Summary Moldova 2023

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