German expert: Moldova will not Join EU within Next 10-20 Years, It May never Join EU

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German political scientist Alexander Rahr believes that at least within next 10-20 years Moldova has no prospects for joining the European Union. Commenting on the foreign policy of the current government in Moldova and the prospects for cooperation with external partners, the political scientist noted that the EU is not the same and he needs to focus on solving its own problems. “The European Union is not as it used to be. To be honest the European Union will not further expand to the East. There won’t be extension, in any case, within the next 20-25 years. First of all, there is no more money. England leaves the European Union. The EU now needs to focus on solving its own problems for at least 10 years, to consolidate itself again, and only then, it seems to me, we can talk about further expansion. But this will no longer be the expansion that we have seen over the past 20-30 years,” said Alexander Rahr. Secondly, the political scientist notes, there have been many changes over the past five years. “There are lots of people who may think that at some point the Ukrainian crisis created a new Berlin Wall between the West and the East. But on the other hand, this is not so. If you go to Brussels and talk - maybe not with Poles or Romanians - but with representatives of other Western countries, you will see the idea to try to come up with a concept for building Europe from Lisbon to Vladivostok, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. And such a concept is ingenious, because it is not only romantic, but it solves the problem of such countries like Moldova and Ukraine which will not join the European Union within the next 10-20 years, and maybe will never join it,” he stressed. Point