Romanian Minister of Transports Ramona Manescu and her Moldovan counterpart Vasile Botnari decided in Chisinau to speed up the two countries’ bilateral cooperation in order to increase the EU funds absorption rate in the field of transport infrastructure. The two ministers also agreed to set up expert groups on all types of transports to identify priority investment projects. The projects will be subsequently promoted in order to get EU funds, according to a release of the Ministry of Transports and Road Infrastructure in Chisinau. Concomitantly, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Daniel Constantin is paying a three-day visit to the Republic of Moldova over December 15-17, attending informal consultations aimed at preparing the Regional Conference for Europe of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the agriculture ministry informs. On this occasion, Moldovan Agriculture Minister Vasile Bumacov said that Republic of Moldova’s wine producers would fail to get sales worth 20 million dollars by year-end due to the embargo imposed by the Russian Federation. The biggest consumer of Moldovan wines in the EU is Poland, followed by the Czech Republic and Romania.