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Liliana Vitu: Moldova and EU - vagues perspectives and clear shortcomings

07.08.2007

The short history of Moldovas relations with the European Union is largely characterised by missed opportunities and sporadic actions on both sides, rather than by engaged (strategic) dialogue. In its first years of independence, Moldova was overwhelmingly neglected by the union, not only because member states had stronger interests in Central Europe or the Balkans, but also because Moldova failed to emerge with a clear European foreign policy, with membership as a strategic orientation and EU member states as strategic partners.

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