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Transnistrian region of the Republic of Moldova: restrictive measures

On 26 October 2017, the EU External Affairs Sub-Committee considered the Council Decision amending Decision 2010/573/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against the leadership of the Transnistrian region of the Republic of Moldova. This Council Decision extends the current sanctions regime, without revision, until 31 October 2018.

The Committee held the item under scrutiny and wrote to the Rt Hon Sir Alan Duncan MP, Minister for Europe and the Americas, to raise a number of questions, including:

  • What the Government's assessment is of the current political situation in Moldova and of future prospects for resolving the impasse, in particular in relation to the Moldovan government's stated intention to present a vision for a Transnistrian settlement in 2017;
  • What difficulties Latin-script schools face;
  • What the frequency of settlement talks has been, and the Government's assessment of the talks' achievements so far; and
  • Whether the Government is content that the measures are having an impact.

The Committee agreed to clear this item from scrutiny on 16 November 2017.

Letter from the Minister

Letter from the Rt Hon Sir Alan Duncan MP, Minister for Europe and the Americas, 8 November 2017: Transnistrian region of the Republic of Moldova (PDF PDF 443 KB)

Letter to the Minister

Letter from the Committee to the Rt Hon Sir Alan Duncan MP, Minister for Europe and the Americas, 26 October 2017: Transnistrian region of the Republic of Moldova (PDF PDF 60 KB)

Related documents

Explanatory Memorandum from the Government, 9 October 2017 (PDF PDF 123 KB)

Explanatory Memorandum from the Government, 9 November 2016 (PDF PDF 292 KB)

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