It will be hard for the current Government to build a trustworthy relationship with the international partners, especially the European institutions if it does not prove to the own citizens that it has political support, professionalism and capacity to do good things for the country, ex-Premier Maia Sandu, the president of the Action and Solidarity Party, said in a video interview for IPN.
According to Maia Sandu, it is known that Prime Minister Ion Chicu is the man preferred by Igor Dodon instead of the government that did reforms and enjoyed the support of Brussels. The foreign partners expect tangible results from the current government. This does not enjoy the trust enjoyed by the Sandu Government. “We enjoyed credibility from the start as the people have known us since we worked in the opposition and they knew that we struggled for democracy and are honest politicians who finance their political parties in a transparent way,” she stated.
The ex-Premier also said that the improvement of the relations with the EU resulted in concrete things for the people, in budget support for investment projects, in social projects. The restoration of the relations with Russia didn’t result in as productive things because, even if they tried to resolve particular problems related to trade in Russia, they didn’t achieve much as Igor Dodon didn’t achieve either. “So, we cannot speak about the reopening of the market for all the Moldovan products. They further insist on lists of companies, but this process continues to be very non-transparent,” stated the PAS leader.
According to Maia Sandu, the relationship with the EU means enormous support for Moldova, while the relationship with Russia means a lot of questions.
The interview “PAS president Maia Sandu’s view about the state of affairs in Moldovan society at the intersection of years” forms part of the series “Crossroads of years through the angle of the ideal of living better at home” that also involve President Igor Dodon and Prime Minister Ion Chicu and the leaders of the main parliamentary parties Pavel Filip and Andrei Năstase.