Moldova drifts away from the Eastern Partnership

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The President of Moldova Nicolae Timofti (R) at tete-a-tete meeting with President of the European Council Donald Tusk (L) during his official visit in Chisinau, Moldova, 28 April 2015.

The President is accused of constitutional overreach as he refuses to appoint Vlad Plahotniuc for the post of the Prime Minister


The Eastern Partnership is suffering a two-front assault. On the one hand, the Netherlands are going to the polls in a referendum that will approve or disapprove of the Association Agreement between the EU and Ukraine. On the other hand, Moldova is heading towards elections that are likely to have a profound effect on the country’s foreign policy orientation.

In theory, Ion Paduraru could be the New Prime Minister of Moldova. His nomination for the post came on Thursday, January 14th by Moldo...


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