For the Moldovan people, the European integration means that half of country’s population live in poverty

Summary

For the Moldovan people, the European integration means that half of country’s population live in poverty. Large-scale corruption makes even the European Union “turn away in disgust” and lose will to finance a country with  “power in the hands of oligarch elements.”

Disproof

According to the opinion poll by the the EU neighbours east, 68% of Moldovans believe the relations with the European Union are good. www.euneighbours.eu/en/east/stay-informed/publications/opinion-survey-2017-republic-moldova,
According to the World Bank, Moldova has experienced rapid economic growth in the past decade, which has been accompanied by reductions in poverty and good performance in shared prosperity. Nonetheless, Moldova remains one of the poorest countries in Europe and faces challenges in sustaining the progress. documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/168451467995808859/Poverty-reduction-and-shared-prosperity-in-Moldova-progress-and-prospects,
The EU has not turned its back to Moldova, but instead it is by far the largest donor in Moldova, supporting political and economic reform, and providing humanitarian aid. eeas.europa.eu/delegations/moldova/1538/republic-moldova-and-eu_en,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 83
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 04/10/2017
  • Language/target audience: Moldova
  • Country: Moldova
  • Keywords: EU, Corruption, Economic difficulties
  • Outlet: Komsomolskaya Pravda, Moldova
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