EU should develop ‘Marshall Plan’ for Ukraine and Moldova — President Sandu

Maia Sandu
Maia Sandu

The European Union needs to create its own version of the post-WWII Marshall Plan to accelerate the development of Moldova and Ukraine, Moldovan President Maia Sandu said on April 29.

“Just as Western Europe was offered an economic lifeline after the Second World War by the American Marshall Plan, Moldova and Ukraine need a tightly focused 21st-century equivalent from the European Union,” Euractiv quotes Sandu.

She said that the original U.S.-led program aimed to demonstrate to a continent exhausted by war that "capitalism and democracy were a better way forward than anything offered by communism.” According to her, a contemporary version should offer "similar hope to those of us working our way towards EU membership."

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“Budgets were about the nuts and bolts of economic and social progress, how we should invest in education, technology, the green transition and many other important needs,” the president added.

“We still need to do all of that — but we also need to invest in saving lives, bringing back peace, and defending liberty at key moments in history.”

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