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From a Basic Treaty to a Treaty regarding the Borders Regime
From a Basic Treaty to a Treaty regarding the Borders Regime

Author(s): Ion Tăbârţă
Subject(s): International relations/trade
Published by: IDIS VIITORUL Institutul pentru Dezoltare si Initiative Sociale
Keywords: Moldova-Romania relations;
Summary/Abstract: Along with the two decades, the matter of signing an inter-governmental agreement between Moldova and Romania provoked many emotional discussions, in Chisinau as well as in Bucharest. Lately, this subject was replaced with another one, regarding the signing of a border agreement. The protraction of these processes is due to linguistic and historical divergences that put into the shade the technical aspects of the Moldovan – Romanian governmental relation, which is highly politicized, in many cases in an exaggerated and useless way. Even if the pure technical aspects of a Moldovan – Romanian treaty must not had put major problems, the Romanian side did not accept the signing of the treaty because of some “details” that it cares about, and Chisinau, particularly during the communist government, tried to introduce in the document a set of political provisions with senseless historical connotations, unacceptable for Bucharest.The last discussions from Chisinau, related to the signing of the agreement regarding the border system emphasize a new important factor that blocks the ratification process – the internal rivalries inside The Alliance for European Integration and the alleged non-constitutional feature of the signing process.

  • Page Count: 4
  • Publication Year: 2010
  • Language: English