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A joint meeting of the governments in Chisinau and in Kiev, following the example of the joint meeting between Chisinau and Bucharest, would help both settle issues between the two countries and also to coordinate the processes of European integration, suggests the IDIS "Viitorul" expert Leonid Litra in the 41st edition of Foreign Policy Bulletin. This edition is entitled - The revival of Moldovan-Ukrainian relations after 20 years: nothing is agreed until everything is agreed".
Â - Even if, at this time, the cooperation with Kiev in terms of European integration is deficient, given the internal political developments within Ukraine and the hostile relations between Brussels and Kiev due to the trial of Timoshenko, both countries can focus on solving existing problems in their relations", maintains the political scientist Leonid Litra.
Border demarcation, properties recognition, operation of the hydro-technical complex in Novodnestrovsk and environmental issues are those four blocks that represent the gist of talks between Chisinau and Kiev: - Although it might seem that these issues are separate, in fact, they are very interconnected and therefore are addressed as a whole ", states Leonid Litra.
Thus, "all or nothing" is the formula that has marked the settlement of Moldovan-Ukrainian issues so far. That is why it is important that Chisinau does not allow the removal of other issues from the package, as it was the case of Palanca: - Thus, Moldova risks to gradually meet the wishes of Ukraine for the sake of reconciliation, but without obtaining the settlement of all problems. Certainly, Palanca was an exception needed to relaunch the dialogue, but it must not become a precedent" emphasizes the political scientist Leonid Litra.
The Foreign Policy Bulletin is a series of analyses written by local and foreign experts, dedicated to the most important foreign policy issues, major developments in the Black Sea area, cooperation with international organizations and peacekeeping activities in the region. The Bulletin is distributed electronically to EU officials, being intended primarily for external public. This is in order to provide objective information about the progress of the Republic of Moldova in its efforts to get closer to the EU. The publication is produced with the financial support of the Soros Foundation-Moldova.
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