Graham Watson: Moldova's progress towards the European Union will be delayed
The political groups within the European Parliament reacted to the dismissal of the Moldovan Government. European Liberal Democrat Group urges the leaders of the governing coalition to restart a dialogue and “work towards setting aside their internal differences to continue the successful, progressive, broad three-party Alliance for European Integration (AEI).”
Graham Watson, who is EU Parliament’s rapporteur for Moldova said that the political deadlock Moldova just entered, is the result of politicians seeking personal interests instead of state interests.
“This is what happens when political leaders fight for individual economic influence rather than concentrating on the interests of society as a whole,” Sir Graham said in a statement. “The real danger in the current difficulties of the Alliance for European Integration is that Moldova's progress towards the European Union will be delayed.”
He urges the political parties in Moldova not to fail in appointing a new Government otherwise all the progress achieved so far will be wasted.
“I call on all the leaders of the parties to the AEI - particularly the Liberal Democrats and the Democratic Party - to make a new effort to relaunch their coalition government. If they fail, three years of work will be wasted,” Graham Watson said.
Based on Mr. Graham’s inquiry, the European Parliament might discuss Moldova’s plight next week.
The European People’s Party (EPP Group) of the European Parliament has also expressed their concern about the political situation in Moldova. According to a post on a social network, the EPP said that the Moldovan political crisis will be on the agenda of their meeting.
“MEPs [are] worried about the political stability in Chisinau,” the group wrote on Twitter.
Moldovan Government collapsed on Tuesday amid no-confidence vote of 54 out of 101 lawmakers. Communists and Democrats voted in unanimity to dismiss the current cabinet.Moldova.ORG