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Interview with Mr. Ion Sturza, ex Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova: „It is not Putin who is powerful, it is the global leaders who are weak “. 23.03.2014 23.03.2014
Mr. Sturza (53 years old) has started his political carrier in 1999 and became well-known for his nine-month running of the government. Although he withdrew from the political scene, many conationals would be in favor of his presidency in the county across the Prut River (Republic of Moldova – note of translator). As a business man his name surfaced in 2007. Mr. Sturza intermediated one of the largest M@A transactions in Romanian history, the sale of Rompetrol to KazMunaiGaz. He settled in Bucharest and is currently running an Investment Fund of his own, Fribourg Capital, which has a widely diversified portfolio with projects in the e-commerce, real estate, manufacturing and other industries. Throughout the years Ion Sturza managed to meet in person with the World’s most prominent leaders, the ones that shaped the history over the last decades like Bill Clinton, Jacques Chirac and Tony Blair. He was also acquainted with Vladimir Putin.
Interview with Victor Chirila: Moldova is close to becoming politically and institutionally failed state. Info-Prim Neo. 27.05.2013. 28.05.2013
The Republic of Moldova is very close to becoming a politically and institutionally failed state that will be ignored by its main foreign partners. According to Victor Chirila, executive director of the Foreign Policy Association, the only chance to avoid this collapse is to form a pro-European Government consisting of non-discredited persons and to have an appropriate reaction to the last European Parliament officials’ attempts to contribute to overcoming the political crisis in Moldova.
Interview with the President of the Republic of Moldova, Nicolae Timofti, to the Lithuanian website 13.07.2012
Nicolae Timofti: I mean a bridge for people, goods and ideas to cross it over. In the Republic of Moldova, we have experts and institutions which are familiar with both East and West. Hundreds of thousands of Moldovans have travelled in Western Europe during the last years and continue to travel. On the other hand, the Republic of Moldova was part of the former USSR and now it is part of CIS, thus, our fellow citizens could mediate, on the condition of launching some platforms in this sense, some projects, for example business or cultural, because they feel themselves comfortable in both of the above mentioned regions. Also, I would imagine, for example, Chisinau as an ideal location for regional conferences, even for international ones or a very good place as centre for commercial distribution networks. And finally, a stopover in Chisinau would be enjoyed by and could be beneficial to every tourist or businessman.
Exclusive: Lithuania offers Moldova EU membership perspective, Irena Degutienė, Speaker of Lithuanian Seimas. Info-Prim Neo. 09.07.2012. 09.07.2012
Interview with Speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas Irena Degutienė
German Perspective on the R. Moldova’s Foreign Policy Vectors. Vocea Basarabiei. 19.11.2011 19.11.2011
*Transcript of a radio broadcast, from November 19th2011, produces by the Foreign Policy Association (APE) in collaboration with Imedia News and Analysis Agency and with the assistance of the German Foundation Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES). The broadcast is aired on Radio Vocea Basarabiei every Saturday.
Interview with Thomas Gomart: The keys to integration. Moldavskie Vedomosti. 11.10.2011. 11.10.2011
Europe and Russia have learned to hear each other. The dialogue between them is far more productive than the dialogue between Russia and many of the CIS countries. The Project of Foreign Policy Association of the RM (FPA) "Using regional expert knowledge and experience to develop predictable and reliable relationship with Russia" precisely aims to help Moldova to remedy the situation. Regular expert, whom FPA invited to our country, became a guest of the "MВ". This is the Director of the Centre for the study of Russia/NIS (newly independent States), French Institute of international affairs Тhomas Gomart.
Interview with Eugen Carpov: Moldova will have a Strategy for country’s reintegration by the end of the year. 02.09.2011. 02.09.2011
Deputy Prime Minsiter responsible for country’s reintegration, Eugen Carpov
Interview with Victor Chirila: The Alliance for European Integration should return to its basic document that is the government program. Vocea Basarabiei. 10.07.2011. 10.07.2011
*Transcript of a radio broadcast, from July 10th2011, produced by the Foreign Policy Association (APE) in collaboration with Imedia News and Analysis Agency and with the assistance of the German Foundation Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES). The broadcast is aired on Radio Vocea Basarabiei every Sunday.
Interview with Philip Remler: High-level attention devoted to Transdniestrian settlement process is an opportunity which should not be lost. Info-Prim Neo. 03.01.2011. 03.01.2011
Philip Remler, Head of OSCE Mission to Moldova
Interview with Victor Osipov: I wish to believe the negotiations on Transnistrian settlement will soon resume. Info-Prim Neo. 31.12.2010. 01.01.2011
Victor Osipov, Deputy Prime Minister for Reintegration
Interview with Dirk Schuebel: Talking with Europeans about Moldovans. Info-Prim Neo. 31.12.2010. 31.12.2010
Dirk Schuebel, head of the EU Delegation to Moldova
Interview with Dan Dungaciu: Republic of Moldova's European vector from the point of view of the Presidential Adviser Dan Dungaciu. Vocea Basarabiei. 05.09.2010. 05.09.2010
*Transcript of a radio broadcast, from September 5th2010, produces by the Foreign Policy Association (APE) in collaboration with Imedia News and Analysis Agency and with the assistance of the German Foundation Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES). The broadcast is aired on Radio Vocea Basarabiei every Sunday.
Interview with Victor Chirila and Nicu Popescu: Impact of recent tensions between Chisinau and Moscow upon the pragmatic development of Moldo-Russian relations. Vocea Basarabiei. 25.07.2010. 25.07.2010
The theme of our program today will be devoted to Republic of Moldova's relations with the Russian Federation taking into account that some elements of tension have recently emerged in the relations between Chisinau and Moscow. Our guests in the studio are Mr. Nicu Popescu, Advisor to the Prime Minister on foreign policy matters and Mr. Victor Chirilă, Executive Director of the Foreign Policy Association. Hello and welcome to our program!
Interview with Andrei Popov: Republic of Moldova's relations with Ukraine, Russia, Romania: developments and prospects. Vocea Basarabiei. 11.07.2010. 15.07.2010
n today's show I would like to present you a discussion with Mr. Andrei Popov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration. In today's discussion we shall cover issues regarding Republic of Moldova’s relations with Ukraine, Russia and Romania. So, lately discussions about part of the Odessa-Reni road, crossing Republic of Moldova near the village of Palanca, Stefan Voda district, have once again caught the attention of public opinion. Although joint expert groups appear to have reached an agreement on Palanca dossier, certain political forces in Kiev, said that the deal would prejudice the interests of Ukraine and even called for creating a special commission in the Ukrainian Rada.
Kalman Mizsei: In the Transnistrian settlement process interests of both Chisinau and Tiraspol are important. Infotag. 01.07.2010. 01.07.2010
Interview with European Union Special Representative for Moldova Kalman Mizsei.
Interview with Victor Chirila and Iulian Fruntasu: Negotiations on liberalization of visa regime between Republic of Moldova and the European Union. Vocea Basarabiei. 13.06.2010. 13.06.2010
Corneliu RUSNAC: Today we are going to discuss about the negotiations on liberalization of visa regime between Republic of Moldova and the EU which is to be launched on June 15th in Luxembourg within the Republic of Moldova-EU Cooperation Committee. Our guests in the studio are Mr. Iulian Fruntaşu, Advisor to the Prime Minister on policy issues and Mr. Victor Chirilă, Executive Director of the Foreign Policy Association. Hello!
Interview with Vlad Filat: Government has ensured Moldova's survival and started its development. Infotag. 02.06.2010. 02.06.2010
Moldovan Prime Minister Vlad Filat
Interview with Victor Osipov: Results of the bilateral consultations tour on the transnistrian issue. Vocea Basarabiei. 16.05.2010. 16.05.2010
In today's show I would like to present you a discussion with Mr. Victor Osipov, Deputy Prime Minister, responsible within the government for the settlement of the transnistrian problem. Recently Victor Osipov visited Brussels and Washington where he met senior officials from EU and U.S. I asked Mr. Osipov what was the purpose and what were the results of these visits?
Interview with Andrei Popov: Evolution of Republic of Moldova’s Diplomatic Relations with Romania, Ukraine and Russia. Vocea Basarabiei. 21.04.2010. 19.04.2010
Corneliu RUSNAC, Moderator IMEDIA: Good day dear listeners! I am Corneliu Rusnac and I invite you to a broadcast of discussions on topics of foreign policy, produced with the support of the „Foreign Policy Association” and financed by „Friedrich Ebert” Foundation.  In today's show I
Interview with Victor Osipov: Moldova Deputy PM: Transnistria is a European 19.04.2010. 19.04.2010
With the Lisbon Treaty, the European Union has more capacity and more powerful tools to establish more of a presence and play a more effective role in resolving Transnistria's frozen conflict, Victor Osipov, deputy prime minister of Moldova, told EurActiv in an exclusive interview. Born in
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Victor Chirila, Moldova – The Falling Star of the Eastern Partnership (EaP), APE/BST, 16.06.2015. 16.06.2015 // 451.926Kb

In the wake of the EaP Summit in Vilnius that took place on 28-29 November 2013, Moldova was considered the brightest star of the EaP. Its merits were evident. It initialed the Association Agreement (AA) including the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Aria (DCFTA) with the EU concluded successfully the
APE Policy Paper: The Transnistrian Settlement in Stalemate. APE/FEE. 25.05.2015 25.05.2015 // 329.392Kb

In 2014, the small-step policy of engagement with the Transnistrian administration has stalled. The consultations in the "5+2" format were discontinued and discussions on the political and security issues remained blocked. The sectorial cooperation between both banks has generally known no development. The joint working groups met without deciding anything
Victor Chirila: Towards a new European Neighbourhood Policy: A Moldovan perspective. APE/BST. 25.05.2015. 25.05.2015 // 282.596Kb

Moldova supports the ENP as a general policy framework for its members, nevertheless, it is pledging for a clear cut distinction between ENP’s South and East dimensions, between the Eastern Partnership and the Mediterranean Union, between the European and non-European neighbours of the EU. Moreover, past five year have shown
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The new presidents of Bulgaria and Moldova are less pro-Russian than advertised.The Economist. 14.11.2016 11.11.2016
Victoria Bucataru of the Foreign Policy Association, a Moldovan think-tank, suspects that Mr Dodon and Mr Plahotniuc had “a secret alliance” to stop Ms Sandu and her reform agenda. She anticipates that Mr Dodon will follow his announced first visit to Moscow with a reassuring one to Brussels. His election
Moldova Elections Aren’t About Europe or Russia. They’re About Moldova.Andrew Kolb.German Marshall Fund. 10.11.2016 11.11.2016
After this week’s U.S. election, not many in the United States or Western Europe are focused on the elections that are taking place in Moldova. Those who have been following saw a fascinating political drama unfold, as Maia Sandu took 38 percent of the vote to Socialist Party’s Igor
Crisis in Moldova. A republic, if you can steal it. The Economist. 30.01.2016 01.02.2016
IN 1918 the then three-month-old Moldovan republic gave up the struggle for survival and united with neighbouring Romania. It is a sign of how dire things are today, says Iulian Fota, a Romanian analyst, that people are talking about doing so again. Ever since 2014, when the embezzlement of about
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REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL, Fourth Report on the implementation by the Republic of Moldova of the Action Plan on Visa Liberalisation. 21.06.2013. 21.06.2013 // 215.386Kb

Implementation of the European Neighbourhood Policy in 2012 Regional Report: Eastern Partnership, Brussels, 20.3.2013, SWD(2013) 85 final 21.03.2013

Implementation of the European Neighbourhood Policy in Republic of Moldova, Progress in 2012 and recommendations for action, Brussels, 20.3.2013, SWD(2013) 80 final 21.03.2013 // 203.862Kb

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Frontiers of Democracy:Embedding Democratic Values in Central and Eastern Europe. Good practices and limits of transferability/ CEU/Visegrad Fund/APE. Edited by Bogdan Mihai Radu and Zsuzsanna Végh 02.02.2017
Democratization is a complex process that entails both critical choices of new institutions, and the rooting of those institutions in the societal ethos. Much of the literature on democratic transition, consolidation and Europeanization has been dominated by the study of legal and institutional crafting, especially concerning the post-communist and post-Soviet
Corneiul Ciurea: Confidence-Building in Moldova: Domestic and External Security Challenges. EU/ CIPDD/ APE/ PIC /EaP/ CSF 25.08.2016
Moldova’s security requires a consistent response to home-grown corruption and the risk of resulting political destabilisation along side the risks posed by the Russia Ukraine conflict and information warfare. Confidence-Building in Moldova:Domestic and External Security Challenges assesses the priorities for a security strategy to rebuild trust among citizens and strengthen
Dovilė Šukytė,Victoria Bucătaru,Simonas Čepėnas,Hennadiy Maksak,Svetlana Rogov,Iurii VdovenkoECONOMIC CHALLENGES OF UKRAINE AND MOLDOVA ON THE WAY TO EU. 22.02.2016 // 922.737Kb

The study is a result of the Capacity Building for Moldovan and Ukrainian NGOs to Assess the Economic Impact of Politically Motivated Actions project made possible by the re-granting mechanism of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, which includes assistance of the European Union and the National Endowment for Democracy.
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Weekly Radio Programme 01.02.2009

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