Moldova. The 25th anniversary of independence + 1 Tsar
BSSB.BE jurnal.md 29.08.2016
At its 25th anniversary, the Republic of Moldova is in a worse situation than it was after the Soviet Union collapse. It is a fallen state, without independent institutions and with weak economy, and for approximately two years it is captured by one single person.
The declarations were made for the Jurnal TV by the analyst of the Jamestown Foundation Vladimir Socor. According to the renowned analyst, the current situation of the country can be changed just after the coming to leadership of a new generation of politicians, a generation which he already sees in the recently formed parties.
“I can regretfully tell that since that period and till today, the state Republic of Moldova is a collapsed state, a state without institutions, a state unable to protect itself of all kind of threats, starting with the illegal Russian military presence on the Republic of Moldova territory, continuing with the internal theft from the banking sector and all the economic sectors, the black economy and, most recently, in approximately last two years, the state seizure by one single person.
The economic and social situation of the population was better then, even in the first years after the Soviet Union fall. The situation was better than today, which worsened more and more”, claims Vladimir Socor.
For 25 years of independence, the citizens wanted a future here, at home, a decent life, but as we all see, the majority of citizens leave abroad. This is another conclusion of the analyst.
- “The government risks to remain in a depopulated state, a population which is smaller and smaller and harder and harder to keep. In the end, the limit of remittances has been reached. The remittances can maintain the people in a kind of measure, as long as the domestic economy is viable.
- The plans of agricultural production modernization and the entrance on foreign markets with this production, as a consequence of the Free Trade Agreement with the European Union, have not been accomplished for the time being.
- They have not been accomplished because the government did not succeed to attract foreign investments for the agricultural production modernization and quality increase”, claims the political analyst.
At the same time, Vladimir Socor mentioned that as long as the state is captured by one single person, Moldova will go to nowhere.
- “No Russian tanks threaten us, no pro-Russian parties threaten us with power control taking. What really threatens us is a continuous disintegration of the institutions and the continuous development of an informal political power system, led by Mister Plahotniuc and his allies outside the constitutional framework, without clear constitutional and legislative powers”, says Socor.
- The situation can be changed still, declared the political analyst of the Jamestown.
“Nothing is irreversible. It is needed a new generation of politicians, a generation which I already see in the parties that are forming now. We have three anti-oligarchic parties: Platform DA Party, led by Andrei Năstase, the PAS Party, led by Maia Sandu, what remains from the Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova, I would say the upright core.
- They can and must coalesce in the view of the presidential elections from October 30. It is an urgent necessity. All the citizens of the Republic of Moldova, no matter of their camp or their common interest, have to remove the state from captivity, to rebuild the state institutions”, also declared the political commentator.
Vladimir Socor is a political analyst of the Jamestown Foundation, settled in Munich, Germany. His main speciality focuses on the political problems and the ethnic conflicts from the former soviet republics and the CIS.
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