Prunes from Moldova in a market in Germany (October 2019) ©Andrei Bârliba

Moldova, a Country Increasingly Connected to the EU Economy, but still Looking to Russia

In November 2013, Moldovan authorities signeds the Association Agreement with the EU, despite protests from the left-wing internal opposition and, apparently, from external pressures from the East. Due to the Free Trade Agreement, a part of the Association Agreement, trade relations between the Republic of Moldova and Germany have also developed. However, there is still a whole range of challenges and shortcomings.