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Internationalization Equation: Transnistrian Conflict and the Republic of Moldova European Integration
Internationalization Equation: Transnistrian Conflict and the Republic of Moldova European Integration

Author(s): Eduard Ţugui
Subject(s): International relations/trade, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: IDIS VIITORUL Institutul pentru Dezoltare si Initiative Sociale
Keywords: Transnistrian Conflict;
Summary/Abstract: Internationalization means relating the Transnistrian conflict with the international security context and the European course of the Republic of Moldova, as well as the commitment of external partners to support the Moldovan development strategic démarche. The “5+2” format negotiations are determined by the new European geopolitical realities and fall under the perspective of Transnistrian conflict internationalization. European integration and related negotiations of the Republic of Moldova together with the new realities of continental security, including NATO missile defense shield have revived the negotiations on the Transnistrian conflict settlement. The official resumption of “5 +2” negotiations in autumn 2011, along with the reopening of dialogue between Chisinau and Tiraspol, opened up the prospect of change in the eastern part of the Republic of Moldova for reintegration of the country. But if negotiations for European integration show an increasing trend, the realities in the negotiations on the Transnistrian conflict settlement are quite different. Two years after their start the situation became tense in the Security Zone, Tiraspol administration actions attempt to obstruct the European integration of the Republic of Moldova and Russia still has plans to create a military base on the left bank. All these provide proof for the unsustainability of the current negotiations framework and, consequently, require rethinking of the internationalization of the Transnistrian conflict settlement, in order to ensure the territorial integrity of the Republic of Moldova.

  • Page Count: 6
  • Publication Year: 2013
  • Language: English