More and more citizens of Moldova support of Russia, aided by errors by the Moldovan authorities and restrained position of the EU, writes.
fearing further complicate relations with Russia, at the conference "Eastern partnership" in Riga European politicians do not want to promise the former Soviet republics prospects of EU membership. Review NYT, it will force Moldova to give up on the EU and think about cooperation with Russia.
"Russia won't be any need to do anything, she just needs to wait. The idea of Europe has discredited itself", says Jan Feldman, a member of the government Council on the battle against discrimination.
The European Union is Russia loses the battle for the hearts and minds of Moldovans said in conversation with the publication, the employee of the foreign Ministry of Moldova Daniela Morari, dealing with issues of European integration. In her expressions, the inhabitants of Moldavia enough reasons to be suspicious of the EU.
"Today the warring Pro-European policy of Moldova, like their colleagues in Ukraine stained with the inability to fight against illegal activities of officials and to make functioning state that, in the opinion of many in Moldova, Russia looks tempting," writes NYT.
"We lost the support of society," admits ex-Prime Minister Iurie leanc?. In this he blames "Russian propaganda" and the failures of his government. According to his statement, voters " have not seen the results in the battle against illegal activities of officials and poverty."
A recent opinion poll showed that only 32% of the country's citizens still favor joining the EU (Brussels and is not going to offer). Fifty percent of respondents revealed their preference for the Eurasian Union. In General, the EU support for the 40% of Moldovans, compared with 78% in 2007.
Moldovan politics " very well sang European song ", to impress Brussels, said in conversation with NYT senior European diplomat. In reality, according to his statement, they are discredited and their Pro-European Parties and the European Union. In the end, said the diplomat, ordinary citizens believe that " Russia does not have the ability to be worse."
"We can't exist without the Russian market ", - noted the head of the party of socialists Igor Dodon." The EU needed a success story, and he chose us. Now understand, after all, it was an illusion, " he added.