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EU to unfreeze Moldovan aid

The European Commission has announced that it will unfreeze millions of euros in financial aid to Moldova thanks to some progress on reforms made by the country.

Speaking in Brussels on July 15, the EU’s enlargement commissioner, Johannes Hahn, said 14.5 million euros of EU aid targeting public administration as well as vocational training would be transferred “in the next couple of days.”

Mr Hahn explained the aid was being unfrozen because the Moldovan government “is making progress on issues which are linked to the disbursement of money.”

Mr Hahn also said another unspecified amount of EU financial aid to Moldova was likely to be released sometime in the fall.