Expert Ion Tăbîrță Unveils the Primary Challenge for the Current Government concerning EU Accession

The biggest problem faced by the government in the process of joining the European Union is the lack of specialists. This is stated by political commentator Ion Tăbîrță, who believes that regardless of the government in power, serious consideration must be given to inviting specialists from Romania to ensure the quality of the Eurointegration process. According to Ion Tăbîrță, even if the next government is a coalition, the geopolitical shift of the Republic of Moldova towards the West has begun, and this process will be difficult to divert, as reported by IPN.

Political commentator Ion Tăbîrță says that most likely, the next government will be a coalition, with the period of single-party rule coming to an end in the Republic of Moldova. According to the expert, a Eurosceptic government can slow down the EU accession process, but it cannot stop the country’s geopolitical movement towards the West.

“I don’t think we’ll have single-party governments in the near future. Single-party governments, or the rule of a single party, was more of an exception for the Republic of Moldova than a norm. In the end, we will have a coalition – coalitions are problematic and noisy, but they maintain a certain balance. The decision to start accession negotiations is important because it initiates certain processes, and the course of history can no longer be diverted. Yes, the European path of the Republic of Moldova may stagnate, but the geopolitical movement of the Republic of Moldova towards the West has begun. Our pro-European dynamics were lost after 2013, and this dynamic was only resumed in 2021,” said political commentator Ion Tăbîrță in the “Reflection Points” show on Vocea Basarabiei.

According to the commentator, the lack of skilled individuals contributing to bringing the Republic of Moldova closer to the European Union is a serious problem for the current government. Ion Tăbîrță suggests a solution in this regard would be to invite specialists from Romania, following the example of Anca Dragu taking over the leadership of the National Bank.

“We discuss the European path of our state only because Ukraine resists in the war. If Ukraine didn’t resist, and the Russian army occupied Odessa and reached the border of the Republic of Moldova in the Transnistrian segment, things would have changed dramatically for us. Now, because Ukraine is resisting, even if anti-European forces come to power in the Republic of Moldova, we would be an enclave in a Western geopolitical space towards which Ukraine is leaning. For the Republic of Moldova, the biggest problem in this European integration process is human resources. There is already an acute shortage of specialists. We can criticize the way Octavian Armașu was removed and a governor from Romania was brought in, but this is a scenario that any government will have to consider if it wants to get closer to the European Union. Bring in specialists from Romania,” added political commentator Ion Tăbîrță.

On December 22, 2023, by a resolution approved by the Parliament, Anca Dragu was appointed as the governor of the National Bank of Moldova, president of the Supervisory Board, and the Executive Committee, for a term of seven years. Dragu obtained Moldovan citizenship one day before her appointment through a decree signed by President Maia Sandu.

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