APE Press Release. 25.01.2011.


The Foreign Policy Association regrets that its name was mentioned in an inappropriate context in the article Transnistria ‘zombies’ stake their future on Russia, not EU”, published by Andrew Rettman on EUobserver website on 24 January 2011. Moreover, we have to mention that APE doesnt use such words when speaking about people who leave on the left side of the Nistru River and the comments of the APE representative, quoted in the initial version of the article were false and taken out of context.

In the framework of its programmes implemented in the Transnistrian region, APE aims to set up cooperation relations based on trust and mutual respect. We believe that such articles could have a negative effect not only on the image of Moldovan civil society but also on the credibility of the EU activities in establishing an environment of trust between both banks of the Nistru River.