This article examines the policy of the Alliance for European Integration - the coalition government, ruling Moldova since mid-2009 - with regard to the Transnistrian conflict settlement. This paper presents the principles of AEI policy, the motivations behind it and its implementation, including results to date. The core of the Moldovan authorities' approach is identified as the gradual creation of positive on-the-ground conditions, which aim to facilitate Moldova and Transnistria reaching a final conflict settlement. In general, the AEI's policy is evaluated in a positive light, since it has potential to bring better results than the confrontational activities of the previous Communist government. However, the article also reveals some of the policy's shortcomings.
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.