Evgeny Shevchuk Warned the Moldovan Side against Making Decisions that Will Have a Negative Impact on the Pridnestrovian Citizens

Evgeny Shevchuk Warned the Moldovan Side against Making Decisions that Will Have a Negative Impact on the Pridnestrovian Citizens

The possible forthcoming initialing by Moldova of the Free Trade Area Agreement with the European Union was discussed in the course of the briefing which took place today in the follow-up of the meeting of Pridnestrovian and Moldovan leaders.  

Commenting on the consequences of such Agreement, President of the PMR Yevgeny Shevchuk expressed confidence that this step will lead to the “formation of two different economic systems”. “Foreign economic activity of the Pridnestrovian enterprises for various reasons is tied to the policy of state authorities of Moldova, therefore changing rules will affect our economic agents,” he told. “We are seriously concerned about the number of areas affecting interests of our economic agents. If all details of prospects of this agreement are not clarified, implementation of these agreements may lead to strengthening of contradictions between Tiraspol and Kishinev,” Head of Pridnestrovie told.

“We need concrete economic calculations of the aftermath of this agreement for economic agents. Our experts will once again discuss in detail the specifics of each paragraph. After that, it will become completely clear,” Yevgeny Shevchuk concluded.

In his turn, Prime-Minister of Moldova Yuriy Lyanke reported to journalists that during negotiations of Moldova with the EU on DCFTA “representative from Pridnestrovie was invited as an observer”. “Perhaps not all information was provided to the colleagues from Tiraspol. We are interested in having no unanswered questions,” he told commenting on the concerns voiced by Yevgeny Shevchuk regarding uncertainties of terms and details of agreement. Yuriy Lyanke also reminded that “agreement assumes transition period”, in particular, “provisions on trade preferences for Pridnestrovian economic agents will be in force until the end of 2015”.

In conclusion, Yevgeny Shevchuk again called upon the Moldovan side to refrain from unilateral decisions that can adversely affect Pridnestrovian citizens. “I would like to warn against attempts to implement this agreement to the disadvantage of interests of the citizens which are projected through economy. The perspective in such a situation should be set for more than a year,” Head of the Republic stressed. “In the autumn we will have to pass another test. If interests of Pridnestrovie are not considered and economic parameters get worse, this won't help solve other issues,” the President told.

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