Romania’s entry to the European Union in 2007 made Moldova an EU neighbor. This did not produce a warmer relationship between the two states.

Moldovan requests for Romanian citizenship (and documentation) appear to have increased since Romania joined the EU.  The number of approved applications, however, is disputed.

Moldova and Romania have agreed to start building a joint pipeline to link the two together by winter 2014.  Completion of the pipleline will end Moldova's complete energy dependence on Russia.