Moldova: A Status Quo of EU Institutional Relations Notes de l'Ifri, April 2010
The barbed wire at the Prut River, on the Republic of Moldova’s (Moldova) border with Romania and, thus, with Europe will be removed by March 2010. This way, the last soviet “wall” will be torn. Maybe this symbolic action will open the door to the European Union (EU).
In recent months, millions of people were celebrating the 20th anniversary of the revolutionary events of 1989 in Central and Eastern Europe, which resulted in the fall of the Berlin Wall, the collapse of the USSR and the communism epoch. Moldova could not fully enjoy these celebrations, since after 20 years the country still did not “come back to Europe” as its neighbours Romania and the Baltic States did. During the last years, the Moldovan communist Government has been looking both to the East and to the West and did not follow coherent and constructive politics. With the newly elected democratic Government there is hope for change.