Could Transnistria block Moldova's integration with the EU? Cover Image

Could Transnistria block Moldova's integration with the EU?
Could Transnistria block Moldova's integration with the EU?

Author(s): Wojciech Konończuk, Witold Rodkiewicz
Subject(s): International relations/trade, Developing nations, Inter-Ethnic Relations, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment, Geopolitics
Published by: Ośrodek Studiów Wschodnich im. Marka Karpia
Keywords: Transnistria; Moldova; EU integration
Summary/Abstract: Moldova’s progress in its negotiations on an Association Agreement with the European Union, with a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) as its key element, has become a source of tension between Chisinau and the breakaway Republic of Transnistria. An almost certain refusal by Transnistria to join the DCFTA, will deprive the region of the benefits it currently enjoys under the EU Autonomous Trade Preferences (ATP) worsening its already precarious economic situation.It is to be expected that the issue will become an additional source of tension between the two sides of the Transnistrian conflict, and might also have a negative impact on the EU-Russia relationship.

  • Page Count: 5
  • Publication Year: 2012
  • Language: English