Romanian President: Moldova won’t join EU without solving the Transnistrian conflict
Impeached Romanian President Traian Basescu believes that Moldova has no real chances to join the European Union unless it solves its Transnistrian conflict. According to him, Moldova’s case cannot be compared to Cyprus which is already an EU member state.
“Moldova’s position on Transnistria remains to be our position, as well. As long as the territorial integrity of the Republic of Moldova is being kept, we will support and encourage Moldova. But I sure know the European mechanisms. EU will not accept Moldova within the community without an efficient conflict resolution,” Romanian President said.
Traian Basescu has emphasized that the Romanian authorities are not allowed to get involved in the settlement process of the Transnistrian conflict. He has mentioned, however, that the EU will find the necessary tools to support the Moldovan authorities in solving this conflict as much as Moldova will follow its European integration path.