Moldova’s elections briefly made the news as a strong affirmation of its commitment to Europe.
The news is right and wrong. Undeniably, poor, confused Moldova will keep plodding toward Europe even as the EU bungles opportunity after opportunity in the face of a revanchist Russia — for now. But the real news is not a poll win expected by most domestic and foreign observers for a pro-European coalition, but instead a profoundly, openly pro-Russian party’s real and dynamic growth. This has terrible implications for the rest of the near abroad shared by Russia and the EU, and Moldova’s already precarious situation …read more