The European Commission will re-open millions of euros in financial aid for Moldova after a new government pledged to implement reform, confirmed EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini in a speech to the EU Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday.

A total of €14.5m ($16.2m) in aid will be transferred in the next few days after the Moldova government "announced a bold programme to tackle corruption and reform the country."

More could follow depending on "implementation of reforms under the association agreement," added Mogherini.

The EU foreign affairs chief was quick to point out that the renewed partnership with Moldova "has nothing to do with geopolitics or sphere of influence."

Moldova's new Prime Minister Maia Sandu has declared that improving ties with the EU is her administration's priority.

The coalition between the pro-European ACUM group and the pro-Russia Socialist Party was formed in June after months of negotiations following indecisive parliamentary elections in February.

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