Journal of Danubian Studies and Research, Vol 5, No 1 (2015)

The Consequences of the Soviet Model of the Territorial Organization of Local Authorities in the Republic of Moldova: Until When?

Sergiu Cornea


In 1991, the Republic of Moldova became a sovereign state. By 1991, this country has had
a Soviet administrative system which was characterized by excessive fragmentation of the territory.
After a period of reforms, since 2003, when a new administrative-territorial reform (actually, an antireform)
was made, Moldova has returned to the Soviet administrative-territorial delimitation. The
consequences of this anti-reform take effect nowadays.Given that European integration has become a
strategic priority of the national and foreign policy of the Republic of Moldova, the rejection of the
Soviet administrative structures and practices has become an objective necessity.


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