ANALYSIS: The European path of Moldova: One step forward, two steps backwards?

And three questions to find our way through the maze.

By Victoria Onofreiciuc, former student at College of Europe

Victoria Onofreiciuc, Collège de Bruges

Victoria Onofreiciuc, College of Europe

Moldova has been one of the front-runners on the path of European Integration in 2012 or the “best pupil” in the eastern partners group according to EaP Index experts. In spite of that, Moldova risks losing this status after the recent events on the political scene in Chisinau. The vote of no-confidence received by the Moldovan Government was a surprise for the international and European communities, with all the relevant stakeholders still waiting for the consequences of this action.  Continue reading

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Leonid Litra: The Party of Communists will dampen the reforms towards EU integration, if part of the Alliance (EaP Index expert)

The  European Partnership Index expert points out the necessity for Moldova to re-frame the moral layer of its political class and judges that the Party of Communists will dampen the reforms towards EU integration,  if part of the new Alliance 

Moldova appears to be the “best pupil” of the class of six contestants to the EU integration, if we have to judge by the European Partnership Index (EaP Index). However, given the nature of the recent political crisis in Moldova, we have all the reasons to question the legitimacy of Moldova’s smooth image on its road to Europe. Leonid Litra, from IDIS “Viitorul” and Moldova expert for EaP Index, delivers his view of Moldova’s path to Europe, few months before the 2013 EaP Index, foreseen for April or May. Continue reading