Moldovan PM resigns, government collapses

Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita resigned

She had just met with with top EU officials and she throws in the towel??

Moldovan Prime Minister Natalia Gavriliţa met European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in Brussels on 6 February. Both meetings took place on the eve of the EU-Moldova Association Council in Brussels today.

They discussed support for Moldova’s economic and energy security, reforms and rapprochement with the EU.

4 days later she pulls the rug out under her own government

Moldova’s government collapsed Friday as pro-Western Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita resigned, adding to a series of crises that have gripped the small nation since Russia invaded its neighbor, Ukraine.

Gavrilita told a news conference that the “time has come for me to announce my resignation”

Only to have a new government appointed by the President! Gee, I wonder in which office the real power lies? President? Prime Minister?

A new government will be nominated by President Maia Sandu and then needs to be approved by Moldova’s 101-seat parliament.

Is Moldova getting it’s war footing ready?

Moldova’s president appoints defence and security adviser as PM designate

President Maia Sandu asked Dorin Recean to form a government after Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita resigns.

Who is Dorin Recean?

Moldovan President Maia Sandu has nominated defence adviser Dorin Recean to become the tiny country’s prime minister following the resignation of the previous government.

Recean, who is also secretary of the Supreme Security Council, is expected to win parliamentary approval.

Recean spearheaded several important reforms, bringing the former Soviet republic closer to European Union standards. Before that, he was deputy minister for Information and Communication Technology.


Recean has extensive experience in the private sector and in the IT industry, with a specialisation in data, including big data, and information analysis


Recean has said he plans to continue to pursue membership of the European Union for Moldova.

“The new government will have three priorities: Order and discipline, a new life and economy, and peace and stability,” he said after his nomination. “The new government will continue the implementation of Moldova’s strategic course – integration into the European Union.”

Sounds very technocratic.

Watch for tensions to arise between Moldova and Transnistria.

Such as

Destabilization in Moldova incited by Russia could prompt Kyiv and its allies to deprive Moscow of all its levers of influence there once and for all by purging the self-proclaimed Transnistria republic of Russia’s military presence there.

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