It’s time to overcome the model of division of society according to geopolitical principles and to start to genuinely assess the processes in the country, Ștefan Gligor, the standing expert of the project “Overcoming Stereotypes of European Integration through Communication”, stated in the IPN public debate “How and who the European Union helps in the Republic of Moldova”.
According to him, geo-politicization is implanted in public conscience in order to impose an electoral behavior. “It is a political strategy for communicating with the voters. To keep power and the rating, political technology instruments are used. The strategies haven’t changed for 30 years. They remain centered on the division of voters according to the development course principle,” said Ștefan Gligor.
According to him, internal political propaganda works with impunity in Moldova. “Those whom we call political elites continue to define their electoral message by anticipating who development is possible with, the EU or the EEU? As a result, society is divided into two clusters that are constantly clashing before the elections,” stated the expert.
He also said that namely this situation inhibits the country reintegration process and the consolidation of society. “The perception of the essence of the partnership for development is distorted. The partner is not the one that twists your arm, but the one that establishes cooperation relations based on clear principles,” noted Ștefan Gligor.
“We do not need to ensure the rule of law and implement the justice sector reform in order to become a member of the EEU. But these are mandatory conditions for the European integration. This speaks about the quality of two different integration models.”
He is convinced that the separation of society according to geopolitical principles is based on the misinformation promoted by politicians. “They are interested in their reelection and thus wage a continuous information war. The insufficient development of civic culture and poor informing of society about the country’s vital problems and the real sources of assistance derive from here.
“The so-called political elites cannot cope with the challenges faced by the country. Elementarily, they cannot do high-quality justice sector and administration reforms, cannot liberalize the economy and decentralize the power.”
The public debate “How and who the European Union helps in the Republic of Moldova” was held as part of the project “Overcoming Stereotypes of European Integration through Communication” that is implemented by IPN News Agency with support from the Hanns Seidel Foundation.