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Moldova’s European Integration: On Sick Leave?
Moldova’s European Integration: On Sick Leave?

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

Summary/Abstract: Moldova’s European integration has run out of steam. If a year ago discussion in Chisinau centred on Moldova’s possible submission of an EU membership application in 2015, today such perspectives are not even mentioned. A number of corruption scandals and the formation of a weak minority government have radically turned the tide in terms of political stability, economic development and reform-oriented European policy. Keeping in mind Chisinau’s demonstrated capabilities of quick progress over the past years, rather than retiring Moldova’s integration prospects, the EU should continue to back the country after the June local elections to put an end to this ailing period.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 76
  • Page Range: 01-07
  • Page Count: 7