Moldova in East partnership after Vilnius - a new theme to discuss which politicians, deputies, analysts, journalists have gathered... The Questions brought for discussion concerned economy, a policy, a visa regime, manufacture development... Standard and geopolitical measurements of East partnership, the East or the West - a real or invented choice for ÐÌ - were discussed by experts. Within the limits of the Round table also will act: Ôèë Âîëàñ, the ex-minister of affairs immigrations (Great Britain); Ðèêàðäî Ìèëüîðå, the ex-chairman of the PAS of OSCE (Italy); Ïåäðî Ìîóðèíüî, the president of holding Mediasiete (Spain); Oleg Noginsky - the chairman of association «Suppliers of the Customs Union» (Ukraine); James Wilson, director EU-Ukraine Business Council, Vasil Ernu - the philosopher, the writer, the publicist (Romania) and deputies of the Moldavian Parliament.
East pretence. Between a temptation and development.
Mark Tkachuk's performance on the international round table «Moldova in East Partnership after Vilnius».
Kishinev, on February, 5th, 2014
Time it is taken away for performance not much. Acting - qualified enough experts. The audience also consists from enough tempted participants. It allows to speak the truth, not distracting on particulars and rhetorical curtseys.
So, in 2009 the Party of communists of Republic of Moldova went on elections with the motto «the European Moldova we build together». In 2015 on the future parliamentary elections if they, of course, are, the Party of communists with such slogan will not go. In 2010 Party of communists it is proud showed the list from 300 acts accepted in the eight-year board, consisting of a package so-called êîììóíèòàðíîãî, the all-European legislation. Now the Party of communists, no doubt, will speak exclusively about advantages of the Euroasian integration and the introduction into the Customs union. It is clear, that speech in this case goes not simply about a position of one of the political organisations of Moldova, and about moods more than half of the Moldavian society, promising to give the voices for this party.
What happens? Why today hesitate of that, than were proud still any four years ago?
Certainly, EU has essentially changed. It is difficult to tell, when it happens, but elections in EuroParliament of summer of 2009 are obvious enough boundary. Since this moment of EU definitively turns from the generator of values «developments, solidarity and a civil freedom» to concept especially geographical. If earlier, speaking about the European values, in any point of the post-Soviet territory - from Kishinev to Dushanbe - we could specify a finger upwards, having in view of something such, that above us what it is necessary to reach, that stimulates growth and motivates development. That now we localise the European values by means of a school compass. It - simply West. The West offering to the East Europe countries to choose of not as a reference point of development, and as the owner. Instead of a format of exacting and uncompromising European modernisation the new logic has come - «us does not interest, who you, are important - with whom you!» This logic is served today by the program «East partnership», become by a sample of original, cynical east pretence of EU. For historians it is not difficult to find analogy of this pretence in the politician of Byzantium of thousand-year prescription in the same region.
EU acting proves in two roles.
The first. The prospect of the European integration for the countries of east partnership is absent in all documents on Association. That is, possibility of membership in EU for Moldova or the same Ukraine is not provided even in the most remote prospect. But EU in the foreign policy in this region lips of the higher and plenipotentiaries demands from the governments and the people to make a choice exclusively in favour of Europe. In favour of what is not present. Thus it is offered to refuse a sovereignty part, from independent economic and foreign policy, from co-operative communications with other Post-Soviet countries. And all it, at the best in exchange for one of êîíñüþìåðèòñêèõ freedom - a freedom of movement. Differently, the European choice means only that you refuse any other projects of development, others èíòåãðàöèé, except demonstrative vassal loyalty. For the sake of execution of this problem both Øòåôàí Ôþëå, and Êýòðèí Ýøòîí are ready to interfere with internal political process in any country, for example in Moldova, openly misinforming a society about practical and fast benefits of such European choice.
The second. Now, choosing Europe, you receive not the tiresome list of obligatory reforms, and, first of all, a presumption of innocence in case of any crimes against a civil freedom. However, in one unusual case if you concern ruling elite. And consequently for such "elite" such European choice is extremely comfortable today. And only for them also there is actually European choice. Three months ago Ukrainian "Golden eagle" has severely finished with protests in Odessa when inhabitants of Odessa tried to protect from arrest of the deputy from Party of regions of Igor Markova. But the deputy of Supreme Rada Markova have all the same planted in prison. And only that it has opposed European course ßíóêîâè÷à, against signing of the Agreement by Ukraine about Association. Has not sounded then any a sound of condemnation to ßíóêîâè÷à or special troops "Golden eagle" neither from party Shtefana Fjule, nor from Êýòðèí Ýøòîí. But now, when ßíóêîâè÷ has refused to sign the Agreement when all deputies from opposition are free as never in the actions when they burn down slopes and urge to smash «Jews and ìîñêàëåé», and "Golden eagle" tries to execute ordinary functions of protection of a public order, we see an opposite picture. That is, only refusal of vassal loyalty to the European union can provoke so-called European adherence to principles.
Rhetorical question. Because today occurs in Moldova. Let's to itself present a situation, that everything, that does and the Moldavian power (did last four years all literally!) It would be carried out not under slogans of the European choice, and, say, under a banner of the Euroasian integration and strategic partnership with Russia. What sentence from the geographical West would be? When oppositional mass-media are closed, carried out ðåéäåðñêèå captures of the state and corporate property when two persons subordinate to themselves all judicial system of the country and bodies of Office of Public Prosecutor when the Constitution when every time on the eve of elections - whether it be presidential elections or elections parliamentary - the power alters the legislation on elections when the higher government officials kill the person on lordly hunting is roughly trampled and hide this crime when the rights ãàãàóçñêîé to an autonomy roughly are violated and to its inhabitants refuse in the legitimate right for plebiscite when the higher representatives of the power accuse each other in òÿã÷àéøèõ crimes against democracy, and then again enter into the coalition agreement when it is opened and prosecution of parliamentary opposition is in a big way conducted. There are no doubts that such mode would become one of the most comical characters of public opinion of Europe. But, alas, this mode operates under other banner that is why all its atrocities admit today quality of history of success, European success. The logic of the European pretence is that.
In this sense obviously, that if under Moldova to understand a certain small criminal community this community the choice, has made. And this choice, certainly, European. But, if Moldova is all the same a society, how at any society, at it wider spectrum of variants of the future development. But already clearly main: criminal, full of pretence and cynicism they any more will not be.