Moldova’s only European partner is Romania, all the other foreign partners have decided to withdraw their support to Moldova. The remarks came from Petrisor Peiu, the expert of the Black Sea University Foundation from Bucharest, in the course of Orizont European program on TVR Moldova.
“IMF opposes Moldova’s stand ignoring its requirement to liquidate the three banks involved in the theft of billions from the banking system. The World Bank announced its withdrawal after two parties from the ruling coalition called for nationalization of Banca de Economii. The European Union decided to withdraw after the government rejected the bill that looked to reform the national anti-corruption system,” Petrisor Peiu said.
In his words, Poland and Sweden - two important foreign donors of Moldova - expressed their discontent at the lack of judicial reform. “Only Romania has said nothing yet,” he stated.
Vasile Croitoru, a Moldovan political analyst, in turn, says the situation in the country is critical. “Never before has our country had a minority government in the period of election campaigns. On the one hand, the powers of the acting Cabinet are limited. On the other hand, the local administrative bodies have not begun to work yet,” he stated.
Political analyst Adrian Mitroi says Romania will not turn its back to its partner Moldova despite the difficult foreign policy situation and the situation inside the country. “I think, Romania is still able to do something for Moldova from the standpoint of economic potential, even more than it is expected to do,” he said.