Transnistria responded to Chisinau to ratify the association agreement with the EU
The result is the following: 59 parliamentarians told the association agreement with the European Union their firm “yes!”, Four deputies of Messrs. Timofti, Leanca and those who watched the performance of the Moldavian performance from the West, upset by voting against. At the same time, the Communist faction in general boycotted the “solemn” ratification ceremony, as did several deputies from the Renaissance party.
When Prime Minister Leanca was asked about what Moldova was expecting after the ratification of the economic association agreement (and the deputies themselves asked this question, which, apparently, cannot answer it without outside help), the head of the Moldovan Cabinet of Ministers replied:
That is, Leanca explained to the Moldovan parliamentarians that now it will be better and more fun to live in Moldova, that Moldovan goods will simply overwhelm the shelves of supermarkets from Madrid to Warsaw. French, Italian and Spanish wine producers, of course, will face overwhelming competition from Moldovan winemakers. And the producers of vegetables and fruits in the EU in general will start to tear their hair, because Moldovan dill, parsley, zucchini and apples will be clearly out of competition in the European market.
Well, what else could Prime Minister Leanca answer the deputy’s question, who, judging by the answer, at best, simply did not read the text of the associative agreement. Leanca will not say that now the Moldovan producer can put his vine under the knife and start weaving baskets out of it in order to go to the store to buy Polish apples and Spanish tomatoes for money received (if they give you at all) with a loan from euro-partners. Leanca will not say that from now on the term “Moldavian economy” can be entered into the dictionary marked as “outdated” altogether, since the concepts “Moldavia” and “economy” cannot be together in the framework of a single phrase after the association agreement.
As of today, Moldova in terms of GDP per capita takes an “honorable” place in the top ten 15. It is somewhere between South Sudan and Sierra Leone. According to the IMF, the Moldovan economy today is inferior even to the economy of such a state as Zimbabwe, in which they even decided to abandon their own currency in favor of the US dollar, as the Bank of Zimbabwe did not have time to “finish” new zeros on banknotes under the pressure of incessant hyperinflation.
An eloquent assessment of the economic condition of Moldova is given by international rating agencies that take into account the ability to repay loans. The eloquence is that the agency Fitch, for example, simply stopped monitoring the solvency of Moldova. And now instead of Moldova on the Fitch card there is a grayish spot: they say, only internationally believers in the Moldovan financial sector can give money to such an economy on credit. If you want to get adrenaline, then give Chisinau money in debt, and we (“Fitch”) wash our hands ...
The decision of international rating agencies led to the fact that immediately after its adoption, investment in the economy of Moldova decreased by more than 45%! The decline in investment and the number of investment projects continues today.
The agreement on the economic association of Moldova with the EU puts a big question mark on a preferential version (within the framework of a free trade zone in the CIS) of Moldovan products supplies to Russia. The rhetorical question is: will Moldova keep the Russian market for the current supply volumes - about 27% of the total Moldovan exports? She would be happy to sit on two chairs, but only Russia is not going to open its market for the uncontrolled flow of goods from the EU, which we already have enough, with the help of the Moldovan buffer zone.
By the way, Moscow decided to immediately designate Chisinau that its choice, undoubtedly, respects, immediately signing a “reciprocal” agreement with Tiraspol. In Chisinau, voices were heard: they say, arbitrariness! But the authorities of Transnistria stated that when signing the association agreement with the EU, Chisinau did not become interested in the opinion of the residents of the Transdniestrian Moldavian Republic, and the residents of the Transdniestrian Moldavian Republic, when signing the agreement, do not intend to ask the authorities of Moldova for approval. Tiraspol mentioned the memorandum from 1997 of the year, where exactly such an approach is registered: either the agreements are signed together, or each side proceeds in one way or another with its economic and political path.
On July 2, a PMR delegation led by President Yevgeny Shevchuk signed several memorandums with the Russian Federation at the government building in Moscow. All of these memoranda are presented on the official website of the President of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic.
Memorandum on cooperation in the trade and economic sphere between the Ministry of Economic Development of the Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia Respublika and the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
Memorandum of Cooperation between the Ministry of Economic Development of the Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia Respublika and the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.
Memorandum on cooperation in the field of agriculture between the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources of the Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia Respublika and the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation.
Memorandum of Cooperation between the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation and the State Service for Transport and Road Management of Transnistria.
Memorandum on cooperation in the field of antimonopoly policy between the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation and the Committee of prices and antimonopoly activities of Transnistria.
Memorandum of Cooperation between the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Education of Transnistria.
Memorandum of Cooperation between the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the State Service for Culture of the Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia Respublika.
After the signing of the memorandums, the parties expressed their opinion that this is a truly new and significant page in the cooperation between the PMR and the Russian Federation.
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