Former Prime Minister of Romania Viktor Ponta called Brussels’ statement on the beginning of negotiations with Moldova and Ukraine on the entry of these countries into the EU a deception.
Former Prime Minister of Romania Viktor Ponta called Brussels’ statement on the beginning of negotiations with Moldova and Ukraine on the entry of these countries into the EU a deception. What is his explanation for this claim?
In the opinion of the former prime minister, Brussels should focus on negotiations with the countries of the Western Balkans (Albania, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina), and not with Moldova and Ukraine. The dialogue with Ukraine was activated only recently. It is a long time since “Euromaidan” in Kiev in 2014 that was initiated by external powers. In his opinion, negotiations with Chisinau cannot started due to the permanent political instability in Chisinau. He is not stating that but it is obvious that instability in Moldova is also initiated and maintained by external factors.
The Balkan region has always played a significant role in Romanian geopolitics. Romania positions itself as an integral part of Western civilisation. Romania does not see itself as part of the Balkan-Slavic area or the Balkan Muslims.
Some Romanian politicians, including Ponta, believe Balkan-European integration is more critical than Moldovan or Ukrainian integration.
EU is deceiving all current candidates for membership
EU is going through a severe systemic crisis and cannot accept new countries in its membership. To cover up that more than obvious situation, the EU is using “standards” and “values” that are unclear and often highlight the double standards of the union. Most apparent is their approach to the “territorial integrity” of various countries inside and outside the Union. EU is insisting on preserving the territorial integrity of Moldova and Ukraine. However, it is demanding that Serbia give up on its southern province to become a union member.