||We work with EU partners to help Moldova bring its standards of governance in-line
with EU best practice, including spreading greater transparency and accountability
in the public sector and the promotion of EU standards and values. Key areas include
tackling corruption and reform of the justice sector. The UK has led the implementation
of a comprehensive EU communications campaign “Winning Hearts & Minds” which informs
the public of the benefits of closer approximation with the EU and the benefits of
projects that the EU and Member States have delivered in Moldova. The Foreign and
Commonwealth Office (FCO) contributes financially and acts as the lead coordinator.
The FCO is working to get the best value from EU Twinning advisers, who provide technical
advice in line ministries. In response to the embargoes imposed by the Russian Federation
on the export of Moldovan fruit, vegetables and wine, the FCO brought a delegation
from the Moldovan Ministry of Agriculture to the UK to demonstrate ways in which Moldova
could improve its food safety standards and explore scope for diversifying its fruit
and wine markets.