Ten forecasts for 2019: Reconfiguration of European Agenda in Moldova and the Rule of Law Crisis in EU Cover Image

Ten forecasts for 2019: Reconfiguration of European Agenda in Moldova and the Rule of Law Crisis in EU
Ten forecasts for 2019: Reconfiguration of European Agenda in Moldova and the Rule of Law Crisis in EU

Author(s): Dionis Cenuşa
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Governance, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: CEPS Centre for European Policy Studies
Keywords: rule of law crisis; EU weakness; European Parliament;
Summary/Abstract: The year 2019 will be crucial for Moldova’s democracy and European course and for the sustainability of the European project in general. If the DPM remains in power, it could review the European agenda if it forms a government with the PSRM or elements that separated themselves from this. Nevertheless, the European agenda will not be abandoned, also owing to a solid pro-EU opposition inside the future Parliament. // At European level, the representation of the Eurosceptical forces could grow at the level of the European Parliament, creating unfavorable perspectives for solidarity inside the EU over migration or the sanctions imposed against Russia. The rule of law crisis in more EU member states will be increasingly visible. // Romania and Bulgaria are on this “blacklist”. The chaos of the Brexit, eruption of the Eurosceptical forces and compromised presidency of Romania in the EU in the first half of 2019 will hamper the proper functioning of the European institutions. The oligarchic and kleptocratic interests inside the EU and its neighborhood, including in the Eastern Partnership and Moldova, will tend to profit from the EU’s weaknesses.

  • Page Count: 5
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: English