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    EU Integration Remains Overriding Priority for Moldova - Parliament Speaker

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    EU integration remains the overriding priority for the Moldovan authorities, the parliament speaker said.

    CHISINAU (Sputnik) — Moldova will not abandon its policy of integration with the European Union, Moldovan Parliament Speaker Andrian Candu said Thursday.

    “The association agreement with the European Union and its implementation is the overriding priority for our foreign and domestic policy.”

    He added that the EU could help Moldovan authorities improve living conditions for the country’s citizens and enhance its anti-corruption legislation.

    Moldova signed a European Union Association Agreement in June 2014 for further economic and political integration with the bloc.

    On Sunday, mass demonstrations erupted in country's capital of Chisinau, with up to 100,000 anti-government protesters taking to the streets to express their opposition to the worsening economic situation and numerous corruption scandals in the country.

    March organizers called for the chief prosecutor to resign and criticized the country’s officials for their divergence from integration with the European Union.

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