The EU focuses on the developments in the Republic of Moldova

the eu focuses on the developments in the republic of moldova The European Union wants to see at work the new government of the ex-Soviet Republic of Moldova

Everybody in Chisinau, Bucharest  and Brussels was relieved after the hallucinating political blockage had been removed without violence. After for one week two parallel governments had assumed legitimacy and accused each other of coup d'etat and the Constitutional Court had announced the dissolution of Parliament and the president's impeachment, the supporters of the controversial oligarch Vladimir Plahotniuc ceded power and started to expatriate, Plahotniuc in the first place. Pavel Filip's cabinet made up of Plahotniuc's Democratic Party announced it entered the opposition. The Constitutional Court cancelled its own rulings. 

The pro-Russian socialist president Igor Dodon resumed his prerogatives. The government headed by the pro-European Maia Sandu, supported by the Socialists, which had taken office on June 8th, could finally exert the power. In one of her first statements, Maia Sandu promised that the Republic of Moldova would go ahead with the implementation of the EU Association Agreement with the Republic of Moldova concluded in 2014. Brussels has cautiously hailed that commitment. EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini has urged the new authorities in Chisinau to carry out the reforms laid down in the Association Agreement if they want to get the EU's support. "We will remain very vigilant on the next steps and encourage our Moldovan friends to keep a positive and concrete commitment to work in the direction of the reform agenda that the country has waited for so long, and I believe it is now time for them to deliver on that."- Mrs. Mogherini said. 

The European Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn said that next week he would go to Chisinau for talks with the new government on all sensitive issues. Johannes Hahn stated that in case of need the European Union would render a quick support and consultancy as soon as the new Government met the country's earlier-taken conditions and as the new Government ensured the observance of the supremacy of law, media pluralism and implemented a judiciary reform. Deeply worried about the situation in the neighbouring state where three million speakers of Romanian live, one million of them being Romanian citizens, Bucharest was happy to see the peaceful settlement of the crisis. President Klaus Iohannis, Prime Minister Viorica Dancila and Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu have reiterated Romania's support for the normalization of the situation in the Republic of Moldova and the fulfillment of its European aspirations. However, pundits are skeptical about the new left-right wing rulers. Described by many as "against nature", the pro-Russian socialists' association with the pro-Europeans  called up a similar alliance made 15 years ago when the former pro-Russian communist party made a government alliance with their fiercest opponents, the anti-Soviet Christian-Democrats advocating the reunification with Romania. A few years later, that alliance was toppled by a violent people's revolt. Today there are no communist and Christian-Democrat MPs.

(Translated by A.M. Palcu)
Publicat: 2019-06-18 13:55:00
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