The 3rd Moldova Reality Check held in Chişinău

On June 8 the 3rd Moldova Reality Check was held in Chişinău. The meeting hosted under the Chatham House Rule gathered most renowned Moldovan and international analysts to review the seven-year rule of pro-European government coalition and lessons from it. The objective was to review factors influencing the country’s politics, both internal and external, taking stock of steps on the ground in order to look for a realistic policy line for the EU during the Eastern Partnership Summit and beyond – the crucial period before the 2018 parliamentary elections.

The event was organized by EESC with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Office in Chişinău, together with programmatic contributions from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

The Moldova Reality Check events are an integral part of the Eastern Partnership Reality Check policy review process, which aims to gather insights from top domestic and international analysts, practitioners, diplomats and policy-makers covering Eastern Partnership countries in order to discuss these countries’ realities behind closed doors.

The first Moldova Reality Check event was held in Bratislava (April 2013) and it took place at a rather sensitive time when the pro-European government in Chişinău had collapsed. The second was held in Vilnius (November, 2013) under the aegis of Lithuania's EU Presidency.

The 3rd Moldova Reality Check included panel discussions on 3 following topics: 1) Politics of Moldova: Stable Instability; 2) The Economics of the Political Crisis; and 3) External (F)actors: Moldova in the Contested Neighbourhood. For more information, please, see the agenda here.