Thursday, July 30, 2009

In The Shadow Of Salzburg, Bayreuth, And Lviv: Now Is The Time For European And Human Integration -- Not HATO (NATO)

Who needs the current Bayreuth Festival?


"Moldova’s pro-Western opposition parties appear to have unseated Europe’s last ruling Communist Party in repeat parliamentary elections that have become a test of whether the impoverished former Soviet republic aligns with the European Union or Moscow.

With 97 percent of the vote tabulated, the Communist Party seems to have lost the majority it held for eight years in Parliament, winning about 45 percent of the vote, Moldova’s Central Elections Commission said.

A smattering of opposition parties, loosely united in their pledge to forge stronger ties with the neighboring European Union, have vowed to form a coalition, which would give them 53 seats of the 101 seats in Parliament" ...

Michael Schwirtz "Communists Lose in Moldova Vote" New York Times July 30, 2009

Moldova GDP - per capita (PPP): $3,173 (2008 est.)

Ukraine GDP - per capita (PPP): $3,920 (2008 est.)

Austria GDP - per capita (PPP): $39,300 (2007 est.)

Germany GDP - per capita (PPP): $35,442 (2008 est.)

Photo credit: (c) Gleb Garanich/Reuters 2009. Copyright controlled.


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