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The Consequences of the Disappearance of National Consensus on European Integration
The Consequences of the Disappearance of National Consensus on European Integration

Author(s): Corneliu Ciurea
Subject(s): Politics and society, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: IDIS VIITORUL Institutul pentru Dezoltare si Initiative Sociale
Summary/Abstract: The Public Opinion Barometer in November this year contains several items of concern for the supporters of the Republic of Moldova accession to the European Union. In fact, we are witnessing the confirmation of a paradoxical trend noticed already in 2011 – the coming to power of the Alliance for European Integration led to increased skepticism among the population. In the short and medium term this state of things do not seriously jeopardize the reform process. There is a slight chance that people who do not approve of the strategic orientation of the Republic of Moldova will block the reforms. Nevertheless, the population Euro skepticism alienates elites from voters and forces them to promote European agenda in an increasingly narrow circle, turning the Euro integration into the business of only a small group. This fact can ultimately lead to compromising the European cause and reorientation of the Republic of Moldova to the east.

  • Page Count: 4
  • Publication Year: 2012
  • Language: English