(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
Moldova is interested in the joint gas purchase platform,
proposed by the European Commission earlier, Prime Minister Natalia
Gavrilita said during the meeting with European People's Party MEP
Manfred Weber in Germany on Saturday, trend reports citing tass .
'Gavrilita reaffirmed our country's interest in purchasing
natural gas at the joint EU procurement platform,' the Moldovan
Cabinet press office said. 'Access to this platform will allow us
to ramp up the process of reinforcement of Moldova's energy
Moldova currently experiences an energy crisis due to a price
hike for natural gas and electricity, which provoked price increase
and protests across the country. In addition, Gazprom has reduced
the daily gas supply for Moldova by 30% in October. The Russian
company explained this by technical problems, caused by the limited
transit through Ukraine, but Moldovan authorities hold the Russian
gas company responsible for the crisis.
Currently, Moldova covers the gas deficit from its reserves
established last year, as well as by purchasing the fuel from other
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