A New Chapter for Moldova – How to Achieve a Fundamental Transformation of the Country?
Keynote: H.E. Natalia Gavrilița, Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, Chișinău
Manuel Sarrazin, President of the Southeast Europe Association, Hamburg
H.E. Natalia Gavrilița, Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, Chișinău
Matthias Lüttenberg, Director for Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin
Janis Mazeiks, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Moldova, Chișinău
The recent landslide victory of the Party of Action and Solidarity (PAS) in the Republic of Moldova’s parliamentary elections gives the new government an unprecedented mandate for reforming the country. The new Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilița has lost no time since the election in July and presented a comprehensive reform agenda in parliament already on 6 August 2021.
The Southeast Europe Association is honoured that H.E. Prime Minister Gavrilița will join us for this event to present and discuss her government’s agenda. The main questions will be:
- What are the most pressing items on the new government’s reform agenda? What is the timeline for their delivery? How will policy implementation be improved in the future?
- How can a broad and fundamental change of the entire system of governance be achieved this time? What are lessons from past attempts?
- How can the international community, especially the EU and Germany, support the reform ambitions of the new government?
- What are the biggest threats and challenges to the reform agenda, both domestically and internationally?
We are also very glad that Matthias Lüttenberg from the German Federal Foreign Office and Janis Mazeiks as the EU representative in Moldova will join us for this important discussion. The event will be hosted and moderated by SOG’s President Manuel Sarrazin.