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Resumption of discussions on Transnistria

(BRUSSELS2) Another frozen conflict on which the EU is trying to act: Transnistria. With a first good news. Moldovan Prime Minister Vlad Filat and Transdniestrian leader Igor Smirnov met on September 9 in the seaside resort of Bad Reichenhall in Germany. Bilateral contacts which could augur a resumption of negotiations in the “5+2” format, stalled since 2006. Rules of procedure for the working groups set up in Chisinau and Tiraspol have also been adopted. The objective is to make it possible to solve the problems of the populations which are on both sides of the Dniester. “The EU hopes - indicated the spokesperson for the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs - that the parties can agree to resume negotiations at their next meeting in Moscow next month. The concrete implementation of confidence-building measures and the continuation of bilateral contacts at the political level will be essential for the success of the negotiations on the settlement of the Transdniestrian conflict. »

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).