Ho, ho, ho.
Up towards christmas holiday weekend, the parts finally found together in a merry meeting, contemplating how to live peacefully together. STOP! if I
continue writing like this, The Disney Company will most likely sue my merry 'hind off for plagiarism of a movie. -Or something.
Participants of Tirapol, Chisinau, Russia, Ukraine, the OSCE and the United States gathered, and the meeting lasted to midnight friday the 16th.
The representative of the European Union left the talks earlier because he had some important meetings.
In a nutshell, the meeting were NOT a success.
Again the parts are bargaining , ending up in a continued deadlock with little, or no progress at all.
Again, I must take the liberty of describing what I read, as something that resemble nothing, but a feudal society. Where what is supposed to be the
cooperative enactment of a global community and it's complex organizations, aren't even able to give the farmers their right, to do their own land.
I thought the meaning of overnational entities as UN, NATO and OSCE where there to put pressure/convince/remove supressors?
Of course it makes the whole issue a bit more tricky, when both USA and Russia is involved in this. Both countries has got semi-professional
(obviously) politicians playing poker in a cold war context.
Anyway, what they got out of this meeting was:
Farmers from the Chisinau-controlled villages on the left bank of the Dniester river will be able to harvest their crop in exchange for a tax of 0.18
percent of agricultural production transported on the other side of the Ribnita-Tiraspol highway.
Ooooh. Awesome d00dz! U got qwnd!
Also, the sides decided to replace the alleged Transnistrian customs stations with militia and police stations.
Intriguing. May I ask what is the difference? Does this mean that the transdniestiran custom personell, exchange the colours of their socks? That they
can wear a helmet instead of a top-hat?
Another issue that challenged disputes at negotiation envisaged the organisation of democratic elections in the Transnistrian region. Finally, the
sides decided to institute an "evaluation mission" to asses this situation.
Didn't I say it, didn't I? Well, didn't I?(In a previous post).
Asked to comment on reaction of Transnistrians to the idea of an evaluation mission, Hill said that "it would be an exaggeration to say that the
sides accepted the conduct of some free and democratic elections in the Transnistrian region. Negotiations were very difficult. Tiraspol accepted some
positions, but it gave up later some points that we already regarded as coordinated. We were so late from this reason. I hope that concrete steps
forward settlement of the problem would be taken in future, including in connection with tensions in the Dubasari district. The situation was and is
difficult. The outcome could be much better," Hill added.
*Yawn* Does this not just sound like a politician? Couldn't he just say "No comments". It sure takes less time!
Aaand what happened the next week?...
OSCE and the meeting held, obviously *BEEEP*
Gheorghe Susarenco, lawmaker of the Christian Democratic People’s Party (PPCD), demanded the government on Thursday, December 22, to declare William
Hill, head of the OSCE Mission to Moldova as persona non grata and to expel him from country.
Honestly, this whole Tiraspol-thread is, imo, more hilarious than a soapy opera on TV!
Susarenco tilted over W. Hills 'attitude' towards the negotiations.
My guess is that Susarenco see the whole OSCE & Co. as a bitter herb in their beeker of contempt and corruption.
(...)asked Premier Vasile Tarlev to sack Reintegration Minister Vasile Sova for "being incompetent and for not speaking one of the three official
languages of the Moldovan Transnistrian republic."
I wish politicians would dress up in superhero tricots, bodystockings and capes! I would pay to see them have a go at each other!
Gheorghe Susarenco, man of bad temper.
For the full context of this lawmakers temper-fit, please read the following related link.
Representative for OSCE! Photo borrowed from Ballonkings.com