Interim PM says EU integration only way to Moldova’s functionality

Interim Prime Minister Iurie Leanca during an interview he had given to the Europa Libera (Free Europe) radio channel on May 2, 2013, said only the EU integration process could help Moldova become a functional, stable and foreseeable state. According to him, the EU integration represents the driving force in the efforts taken to modernise the country.

According to Leanca, Moldova’s EU integration is a rehabilitation and reformation process, which would remodel the system at a national level. “It is a process, which first of all should influence our mentality, thinking as well as our skills to contribute to the eradication of negative phenomena, such as corruption and inefficient institutions. Democracy does not only limit to rights, as it also involves responsibilities,” Leanca said.

He added that the EU integration should induce the creation of a new governing coalition. “Moldova’s EU integration is the only reason that motivates the former partners of the Alliance for European Integration (AIE) to mobilise their efforts and reset this coalition and therefore, create a functioning government. A lot of goals had been met over the last three years and seven months and it would be a pity if we did not complete these internal reforms, which would also put an end to Moldova’s ties with the EU,” Leanca said.

The interim prime minister said Moldova’s current political crisis, which followed the government’s dismissal, fuelled the aggravation of the Transnistrian conflict and undermined its settlement. “An uncertain political situation usually fosters the appearance of various provocations, such as the one that happened in Varnita village. However, Moldova must continue the dialogue with the breakaway Transnistrian authorities, so that Moldovan citizens who reside on the left bank of the Dniester River could benefit from the EU integration as well,” Leanca said.

Adapted from: MOLDPRES