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Reforms Wanted: A To-Do List for a Future Moldovan Government
Reforms Wanted: A To-Do List for a Future Moldovan Government

Author(s): Anita Sobják, Stanislav Secrieru
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych

Summary/Abstract: Pro-European parties secured a fragile majority during the November parliamentary elections in Moldova. Since it is usually the first half of the election cycle in which there is sufficient political willingness to push through painful reforms, 2015 will be an important year for Moldova. In the face of security challenges from the east, and an unprecedented window of opportunity for support from the west, the sole chance for the new coalition government to live up to its commitments is to speed up and deepen reforms in six key areas: civilian security, energy, banking, corruption and the judiciary, public administration, and media. The progress in these sectors will be critical for the overall success of Moldova’s European integration, for enhancement of the state’s resilience in the face of pressure from Russia, and also for winning back public trust. Meanwhile, the EU should reshape its toolkit of assistance and maintain its political and diplomatic support regardless of developments in the region.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 62
  • Page Range: 01-10
  • Page Count: 10