Dismantling the myths about Moldova’s trade failures after implementing the Association Agreement

Adrian Lupușor, Vadim Gumene
Dismantling the myths about Moldova’s trade failures after implementing the Association Agreement

The following comment aims to clarify some aspects reflected in the analysis ”Republica Moldova. Doi ani de la semnarea Acordului de Asociere cu UE” [eng. “Republic of Moldova. Two years after signing the Association Agreement with the EU”], published on the personal blog of the President of the Republic of Moldova, Igor Dodon, and to present the Expert-Grup’s counterarguments. We will only give our opinion on the statistical interpretations related to the development of the foreign trade after signing the DCFTA (EU-Republic of Moldova Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement), avoiding biased geopolitical speculations and visions. 

Expert-Grup arguments on the published analysis and its original text are submitted below, paragraph by paragraph. The comment sometimes includes refutations and myths debunking, using official statistical data without any biased interpretations. 

Note: the text in red represents excerpts of the analysis “Republic of Moldova. Two years after signing the Association Agreement with the EU”, published on the personal blog of the President of the Republic of Moldova, Igor Dodon, followed by the comments of Expert-Grup. 

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