Moldova must not lose 'historic' chance to join EU, says PM

FILE PHOTO: Moldovan Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita attends a news conference after the donor conference for Moldova to assist the country with the influx of Ukrainian refugees, in Berlin, Germany, April 5, 2022. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

WARSAW (Reuters) - Moldova has a "historic" opportunity to join the European Union and any projects to bring the country closer to the bloc must not replace the route to full membership, the prime minister said on Wednesday.

The country has pressed ahead with efforts to join the European Union amid fears that it could be drawn into the conflict in Ukraine.

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