The Secretary General of the Council of Europe thorbj?rn Jagland wrote in the new York times publication of Moldova, calling the country a potential source of the next fall of European security, the consequences of which have the ability to affect many countries.
in the publication, published in new York times, Jagland gave a brief overview of the history of Moldova in recent years: becoming the path of European integration (program of reforms in exchange for the cancellation of the visa regime with the EU), sudden braking movement under way (for the last six years that a little made, corruption remains endemic, the state is placed in the hands of oligarchs, and hundreds of thousands of Moldovans due to low funds coming should look for earnings abroad) and – as a result, – dissatisfaction with the ruling elites.
"most until now waiting for a response from Brussels, and others believe that the key to prosperity – in the Eurasian economic Union led by Russia, but both camps are United by the resentment against the corrupt elite. Ask the average citizen of Moldova, as life changes depending on changes of the General line of the authorities, and you will hear that there is no difference " - quoted new York times opinion Jagland. The Secretary General of the Council of Europe mentions a scandal of – the disappearance of $ 1 billion of three credit organizations of the country as an expression of the inability of the authorities to protect the desires of the Residents." a little who believes that those responsible for this crime will be punished – or money back. Moldovan currency depreciates, interest rates are rising, production is falling, " writes Jagland. According to his statement, all programs of financial support for Moldova were stopped for some time in expectation of specific actions of the authorities in the battle against illegal activities of officials and the improvement of the financial sector." If the authorities will not do what is necessary to restore external support - quickly and – the country will face a serious economic crisis. Social programs for the poor will be cut just before the harsh winter months, " warned the Secretary General of the Council of Europe. Mentioned Jagland and Transnistria, which, in his vision, could become a second Crimea: there's already announced the mobilization of young men aged 18 to 27 years." at this stage is unlikely to occur full-scale military confrontation, but in the tense atmosphere even for the same collision situation can spiral out of control, " said Jagland. He tried to convince " not to forget the lesson of Ukraine ", which, even If you omit the loss of Crimea, and before that was in a state of deep decline, accompanied by the disappointment of the people in political institutions. Jagland tried to convince the Moldovan authorities to take under the supervision of the trial of theft of funds from credit organizations that the perpetrators be found and brought to justice – besides, it is necessary to guarantee the impartiality of the public prosecutors during the trial and the intervention of the authorities in the process." If it turns out that one of the perpetrators has immunity, this immunity must be removed to demonstrate how all are equal before the legislative act, " explained the Secretary General of the Council of Europe." The Council of Europe will seek to help Moldova to implement reforms that meet international standards. Regardless of the different hopes for the future of the country, and the EU, and Russia have expressed interest in the success of these efforts. None of them will benefit from having a weak neighbor who brings financial black holes, organized crime, human trafficking and uncontrolled migration, " writes Jagland.