Republic of Moldova in the EU. Cristian Diaconescu: From the point of view of Brussels, there are problems
Cristian Diaconescu, PMP president and former foreign minister, spoke about the possible accession of the Republic of Moldova to the EU, but also about the things that Romania must do to support the neighboring country. President Klaus Iohannis said that there are states that are willing to do more in the sense of accession and that they need to be given a chance.
“It is a long-awaited summit and it is quite clear that there are expectations on both sides. Of course, there are expectations for the Union to support, assist and guide them. In my address, I will ask, among other things, for two things. The first is for the European Union to get more and more involved. and more often in resolving conflicts that affect our partners. And the second thing is the different speed with which our partners move.
It is clear that some are moving faster, are willing to do more, as is the case in the Republic of Moldova, where we have an administration now willing to make the necessary reforms and move faster in the direction of the European Union, and to ask me is in the sense of giving the chance to those who want more to do more “, said Klaus Iohannis before participating in the Eastern Partnership Summit, writes Agerpres.
Moldova’s problems in joining the EU. Cristian Diaconescu: Romania needs a more pragmatic approach
Asked what would happen if Moldova signed an accession agreement with the European Union and whether the neighboring state would be more protected from possible aggression by the Russian Federation, Cristian Diaconescu, former foreign minister, said that ” (no. Republic of Moldova) has the association agreement, has the customs union, has all the data from this point of view “.
Later, Silviu Mănăstire specified that this is not, however, an agreement for EU integration.
“No, no. The stick partnership, when it was launched, was quite discussed. It was considered that Brussels was a bit tired of the enlargement process, moving from bilateral dialogue to dialogue with six states. After 2014, there were Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova and Georgia, in terms of reform, now the argument of the Republic of Moldova is even better, because the people have elected a president and a pro-European government. we do not think now, apart from some gas stations and a bank, we do not have an economic presence in the Republic of Moldova.
We can talk about culture, about identity things, but in today’s situation, the problem can be very big if we do not look very carefully at this opportunity for care, the Republic of Moldova alone has ensured it.
From Brussels’ point of view, there are some problems. Because they applied the same accession criteria to the countries of the former Soviet Union as to those in the West. And what suits Budapest, Warsaw or Bucharest does not suit Chisinau or Kiev. This shade was not made. Integration means having politicians who are able to get votes from citizens to integrate into the West. The Republic of Moldova has over 100,000 people working in the Russian Federation … “
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