Policy Brief

May 19, 2014

Moldova at a Crossroads

Why an Association Agreement with the EU Matters More than Ever

The Republic of Moldova initialed its association agreement with the EU in November 2013 and plans to sign it this June. In April 2014 it became the first of the Eastern Partnership countries to establish a visa-free regime with the EU. The current government’s key strategic priorities remain domestic reforms and its European agenda. But it faces increasing pressure both at home and abroad with only six months left until the next elections.