Moldova’s Democratic Transformation: The Path Forward in 2019
Discussants (from Chisinau)
- Stefan Gligor, Program Director, CPR Moldova
- Nadejda Hriptievschi, Program Director, Legal Resource Centre from Moldova
- Mihai Popsoi, Deputy Speaker, Parliament of the Republic of Moldova
- Jonathan D. Katz, Senior Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
- Corina Rebegea, Director, U.S.-Romania Initiative and Fellow-in-Residence, The Center for European Policy Analysis
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We invite you to join to us on July 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for a small group roundtable focused on Moldova and its new government’s domestic and foreign policy agenda. We will discuss the first 30 days of Prime Minister Maia Sandu’s term. We will be joined by colleagues, including civil society leaders, in Chisinau to discuss changes and challenges on the ground in Moldova.
The formation of an unlikely coalition government on June 8 between pro-EU and pro-Russia parties effectively ended Moldova’s state capture by the oligarch Vladimir Plahotniuc. However, the challenges facing the new government are far from over. Saddled with corrupt institutions including the judiciary, it is beginning to make some headway. This includes institutional and judicial reforms, and re-engaging U.S. and EU partners to ensure Moldova enjoys a democratic future, rather than one controlled by an oligarch. While events in the country are unfolding, support from U.S. and EU policymakers is necessary if Moldova is to prevent internal and external influences from holding back democratic progress and further Euro-Atlantic integration.
Speakers in Washington and Chisinau will discuss the coalition government’s efforts to address democratic reforms and the steps that will be taken. What reforms are needed in the short and long term? How can Moldova’s partners in Washington and elsewhere further assist it in the months ahead? And what can policymakers in the United States and other partners, including the EU, expect from Moldova and its coalition government in the future?