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In 2014, Moldova was forced to sign the free trade agreement without consulting with the citizens, under an enormous pressure of the EU and the US. The agreement has harmed Moldova's economy.

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In 2014, Moldova was forced to sign the free trade agreement without consulting with the citizens, under an enormous pressure of the EU and the US. The agreement has harmed Moldova’s economy.

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No evidence given. EU-Moldova Association Agreement was signed in 2014, it was ratified also by the Moldovan Parliament. It includes the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area that provides duty-free and quota-free access for almost all Moldovan goods to the EU market. Around two thirds (66%) of Moldova's exports went to the EU in 2016, followed by Russia (12%) and Belarus (5%). EU imports from Moldova increased by 5.5% in 2015 and by 7.7% in 2016. Imports from EU fell by 18 per cent after two years of the Association Agreement compared to the period when Moldova was not an associated partner of EU (2012-2014) – says economist from Expert – Grup, Andrian Lupusor in an interview to RFE: http://bit.ly/2mvdozn // This fact is confirmed by a detailed analysis on the consequences of the AA on Moldovan economy: http://bit.ly/2qWrjlf

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Reported in: Issue 73
Date: 14.06.2017
Language: Russian
Country of Origin: Moldova, EU, US
Reported by: BDR Associates
Keywords: Trade, Economic difficulties, AA/DCFTA
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: bogdantsirdea.eu
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