Experts: No changes of Moldovan-French relations expected after Hollande took office in France
Newly elected French President Francois Hollande will mainly focus on social-economic issues, rather than on France’s foreign affairs, political experts Dionis Cenusa and Ernest Vardanean told Moldova.ORG.
According to Dionis Cenusa, socialist-oriented reforms will be made in France.
“In terms of foreign affairs, the previously established initiatives of the ex-President with the German chancellor Angela Merkel will be reviewed. There will not be any changes as long as the Alliance for European Integration will stick to power,” Mr. Cenusa said.
Ernest Vardanean said that the Moldovan-French bilateral relations during Sarkozy’s term did not experience any significant changes – neither positive, nor negative.
“First of all, Hollande will get involved in finding solutions to erase the debt crisis, and the fact that Merkel has already called him to Berlin, proves once again what the main goal of Paris is,” said Ernest Vardanean.
Moldovan Ambassador to France, Oleg Serebrian previously stated for RFE/RL that after these elections, France will have another direction of their foreign affairs.
“Many French analysts see France more introvert and less open to foreign co-operation, especially with the Eastern side. In my opinion, that is not necessarily true. I think that this attitude didn’t happen because of the economic crisis, but because of the political situation,” Mr. Serebrian said.