Chris Borgen Receives Moldovan Government Medal of Civic Merit
I am delighted to inform our readers that the President of Moldova has bestowed on our own Chris Borgen the Moldovan Medal of Civil Merit — “Meritul Civic”. The medal, the highest civilian honor that the government may award, recognizes Chris’ outstanding work as principal author of the New York City Bar Association study of the Transnistria separatist crisis in Moldova. The full published report is here. The executive summary of the report has been adopted as an official UN document.
Moldovan Foreign Minister Andrei Stratan decorated Chris along with his colleague Mark Meyer at a ceremony at the New York City Bar on Monday evening. In addition to Stratan and Moldovan Ambassador to the US Nicolae Chirtoaca, other high-level diplomats from around the region were rumored to be in attendance. I am sorry to have missed the event, but hope you will join me in congratulating Chris on this great honor.