This is the River Dniestr. It marks part of the North-Eastern border between Moldova and Ukraine. Moldovan frontier guards are out on patrol. A few kilometers to the North of here, their Ukrainian counterparts are also on the alert.Here, within binocular range, is a region known as Transnistria. A territory not recognized by the international community. And a territory which will be on Europe's doorstep once Romania joins the EU.
Transnistria is a self-proclaimed republic which broke away from Moldova at the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. This strip of land 500 kilometers long-shares a border with Ukraine and is seen as a crossroads for smugglers and traffickers.
Adriaan Jacobovits de Szeged, EU Special Representative to MoldovaIan Boag, Head of Delegation of the European Commission to UkraineFerec Banfi, Head of EubamTudor Diodiev, Head of "Palanca" Customs PostKurt Schwendemann, Eubam ExpertAdriaan Jacobovits de Szeged, EU Special Representative to Moldova
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