Panel discussion - "Moldova’s Silent Revolution" with
H.E. Nicu Popescu, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Republic of Moldova
An alliance between pro-European and pro-Russian forces struck a temporary political agreement in Moldova on 8 June 2019. They formed an unlikely government coalition to get rid of an oligarchic rule that isolated Moldova on the international arena, forced many citizens to emigrate, and put the country’s economy on its knees. The newly elected Moldovan Prime Minister Maia Sandu pledged to pursue the “deoligarchization” of the country and clean up the corrupt political system.
At this public event, we will discuss the state of the reforms envisioned, initial achievements and challenges. We will also look at the role of the EU in supporting this unique window of opportunity for Moldova to get back on track of the reform agenda of the Association Agreement, and address the country’s democratic deficit.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Republic of Moldova
Research Fellow, Robert Bosch Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia, DGAP
Head, Robert Bosch Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia, DGAP
The discussion will be held in English.