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Foreign Policy of the Republic of Moldova in 2013 – The Beginning of European Integration Irreversibility?
Foreign Policy of the Republic of Moldova in 2013 – The Beginning of European Integration Irreversibility?

Author(s): Ion Tăbârţă, Corneliu Ciurea
Subject(s): International relations/trade, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: IDIS VIITORUL Institutul pentru Dezoltare si Initiative Sociale
Summary/Abstract: The Republic of Moldova’s political life in 2013 can be divided into two distinct periods: The first internally focused period was marked by the political crisis at the beginning of the leading to the second externally focused period beginning at the Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius on 28-29 November. The prospect of signing the Association Agreement in Vilnius dominated the internal agenda in the second half of 2013, contributing to the rallying of the Pro-European Coalition and prompted Moldovan diplomacy to act according to the principle of “all-or-nothing”. This approach will be considered successful if Moldova signs the Association Agreement and obtains visa liberalization in 2014. However, it may fail if Russia blocks the country’s association process as happened to Ukraine.

  • Page Count: 4
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Language: English