After recent parliamentary elections, three pro-European parties formed a coalition government this week for
Moldova. Their alliance means that the Communists will
be excluded from the next executive, unlike in the current Government.
In my post last June,
Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova Sign Trade Deals with the
European Union, http://williamcinfici.blogspot.com/2014/06/ukraine-georgia-and-moldova-sign-trade.html,
I noted Moldova’s
concern about Russian aggression and its interest in European integration as a
counterweight. Transnistria, which is
inhabited, like Eastern Ukraine, by ethnic Russians, is a separatist region of Moldova. Without the Communists, the new Moldovan
Government will have a freer hand to pursue further European integration to safeguard its security, as well as to make it more prosperous.