Moldova – The forgotten country
Here you will find the most interesting and important information about Moldova.
Moldova is the poorest country in Europe
The gross national product does not even reach $ 2,000 (Switzerland = CHF 72,000)
After the Moldovan independence from the Soviet Union, the economical situation went from bad to worse, mainly because of the Transnistrian conflict.
A typical village in Moldova, for example Bujor
Bujor is located in the district of Hincesti in the south-western part of Moldova. It has 4000 inhabitants, mostly old people and children, conditions are difficult. The village has a long and eventful history, as does Moldova. Main exports during the Soviet period where wine and agricultural products, people had work. The breakup of the Soviet Union triggered a series of harmful events. No one had money to buy Moldovan products, the village gradually disintegrated and the Transnistrian conflict started. Things got a lot worse in the period between 1988 to 1998 people were starving and many died.
Most of the young people want to work abroad. We can understand this, but we find it wrong, because these people are working illegally under dreadful conditions in cheap jobs. Moldova is currently facing a drainage of joung and talented people able to push the country out of poverty.