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CHISINAU, June 11 /ITAR-TASS/. The European Union will provide an additional 50 million euros in aid to Moldova as part of the European integration programme, Pirkka Tapiola, Head of the EU Delegation to Moldova, said on Wednesday, June 11.
He said the relevant agreements would be signed by Moldovan Prime Minister Iurie Leanca and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso who has arrived in Chisinau on Wednesday evening.
Barroso’s visit demonstrates EU support ahead of the signing of the Association Agreement with Moldova scheduled for June 27, Tapiola said.
The European aid will help to finance power industry reform and the development of villages in Moldova.
On June 12, Barroso will hold talks with Moldovan President Nicolae Timofti and Prime Minister Leanca. He will also attend an international investment forum in Chisinau, which will bring together entrepreneurs from 20 countries.
From Moldova, Barroso will travel to Georgia and then to Azerbaijan.