Failing Moldova

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A general view to protest, in front of the government building, in the Square of the Big National Assembly, in Chisinau, Moldova, 04 October 2015. Thousands of people attended a protest demanding the resignation of several public servants, the president, speaker and prime minister, and the return of what they called 'stolen' money from three banks.

How the EU failed to live up to the expectation of promoting transparency


The collapse of the Moldovan economy is the most politically embarrassing situation that the EU has faced in the East Partnership.

Moldova is one of the three states that signed an Association Agreement with the European Union in 2014 and was regarded its star pupil in terms of reforms. Monitoring apparently failed, transparency benchmarking failed, trust in pro-EU parties was often misplaced and, not least, a shady financial system allowed to thrive in the EU appears to be part of the proble...


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