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Moldova Four Years after Political Breakthrough

Author(s): Bogumił Luft
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych

Summary/Abstract: In 2009, the Moldovan Communists lost the elections and handed power to the pro-Western opposition. The new government has set a clear target: the membership in the European Union. Despite the lack of clear statements by Brussels, it and some Member States (including Poland) have offered assistance to the Moldovan government in creating conditions for the country’s future accession. After four years, there is still hope for a permanent evolution in this direction, although the progress of reforms in Moldova remains slightly below expectations. There has been a lot of progress in the field of compliance with democratic standards. A new generation of politicians have come into power. However, a deficit of trust between the leaders of the ruling coalition has cast a shadow on its ability to function. In addition, constitutional problems made it impossible for more than two years to elect a head of state, until March 2012 when parliament finally elected a new president. In February 2013, the political crisis broke, resulting in a change in prime minister.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 67-80
  • Page Count: 26
  • Language: Polish