European integration

Moldovan Communist Party subjects European Union to criticism

The opposition Communist Party has subjected the European Union's attitude to Moldova to criticism for the Union's "groundless support for the AEI authorities and for ignoring the opposition's opinion".
INFOTAG, 7 July 2011, 16:02

MCP leader and ex-President of Moldova Vladimir Voronin stated during his meeting with Standing Chairman of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy here on Wednesday that the European Union as a whole, including all its diplomatic missions and representations here and in other countries, should at last stop indulging in illusions about situation in Moldova, stop ignoring the Moldovan opposition's opinion, and should stop supporting the current authorities so entirely and openly.

Vladimir Voronin criticized particularly the actions of Stefan Fule, the EU Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighborhood Policy, who "has assumed a partial, one-sided position on the question of relations with the opposition and with the AEI authorities in Moldova".

"Having assumed an unconditionally pro-AEI position in all questions, Mr. Fule has ceased to be a reliable partner for dialog and mutual understanding to us - the largest political force of the nation", stressed the MCP Chairman.

Voronin also voiced concern about how European funds, furnished for Moldova, are used here.

"The European financial resources, coming to Moldova in grants and other forms of assistance, are realized usually by a narrow circle of organizations close to the current authorities, with one and the same handful of people standing behind them. We think European taxpayers have to know who uses their money in Moldova, and how. Why European grants are utilized invariably by same companies and persons close to the AEI parties?" wondered Vladimir Voronin.

In his words, after two years of the AEI's rule "nobody in Moldova is able to recollect which European reforms the Alliance has implemented, or which European-type laws the ruling majority has adopted".

"Or may be, the AEI's only destination and the sole purpose of supporting it by the European Union is to guarantee that the Alliance shall never let the Communists back into power? If so, then it is precisely the sure method of discrediting fully and forever Moldova's European choice", said the MCP leader.

The Communist Party is convinced that to overcome the political crisis it is necessary to urgently hold a presidential election; to stop putting pressure on the judiciary system; to give up the shameful practice of election rigging, of persecuting and banning oppositional mass media outlets (such as e.g. revocation of the license from the NIT television, nationalization of the newspapers Nezavissimaya Moldova and Moldova Suverana); to stop re-writing laws according to one's own interests; to cancel all the amendments to the Election Code introduced by the ruling alliance on the eve of November 2010 parliamentary elections; to give up the attempts to elect a president in defiance of constitutional norms; to declare a 3-year-long moratorium on making whatever changes in the electoral legislation; to repeat elections of Chisinau Mayor; to submit to parliament a Plan of laws for Euro-integration; to stop blabbing about European integration and get down to a concrete legislative a ctivity to achieve it; and to make fully transparent the activities of the 'high-level advisers' from the EU, who have been long working in each Moldovan ministry and for each minister.

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