Moldova, Romania, Ukraine – corrupt neighbors?
Moldovan authorities have been always known for their sense of humor. This time, Prime Leancă made a statement at the international forum and on TV – in an expensive suit with a glass of champagne and with a slick smile between teeth he promised to “fight corruption.”
He did not say when to start, because he does not know and can not offer. This is not a policy statement and there is no responsibility.
Reference to Romania is not the case, because Romania is not far away from Moldova. There is no big difference between these two states and even greed of President Ceausescu remained.
The statement of Leancă is highly impressive: if you got into the pockets of ordinary people – pay the fine. Who cares that in the pockets of workers and peasants will leave nothing?
What attracts attention is the inability of Romanian and Moldovan authorities to abandon corruption. This is likely to happen only with 2/3 help of the EU. And under strong pressure from Brussels.
I wonder what specifically are the EU assistance and pressure from Brussels expressed by. And is it possible to somehow put pressure on Ukraine?
More interestingly, from whom, and in what direction crawl lesions of Ukrainian corruption?