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Emil Constantinescu: Coalition governance is inevitable. Info-Prim Neo. 30.03.2011. 30.03.2011
Coalition governance in a period of transition is inevitable, but any coalition should have a project, ex-President of Romania Emil Constantinescu said in the European Union – Moldova Forum that started in Chisinau on Tuesday evening, Info-Prim Neo reports. Emil Constantinescu took part in the first round of discussions themed “Transition to democracy in Moldova: 20 years of independence”, alongside former Polish President Alexander Kwasniewski and former Moldovan President Petru Lucinschi.
 
Andrei Popov and Annely Ute Gabanyi: A clear call for a responsible, stable and efficient governing. Radio Free Europe. 13.03.2011. 21.03.2011
Andrei Popov, Deputy minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration; Anneli Ute Gabanyi, expert, Berlin
 
Staff Members of APE: Separate ministry needed to oversee Moldova's European integration. Info-Prim Neo. 31.12.2010. 03.01.2011
Experts at the Foreign Policy Association (FPA) maintain that a separate ministry should be created to oversee Moldova's European integration process alone.
 
Will the election results affect Moldova's foreign policy 06.12.2010
 
Radu Vrabie: Approach in Transnistrian settlement changed over the last year. Info-Prim Neo. 04.12.2010. 04.12.2010
With the appointment of Victor Osipov as Deputy Prime Minister for Reintegration Matters in September 2009, a change in the approach toward the settlement of the Transnistrian conflict has occurred and a series of successes have been attained in a quite short period of time, stated Radu Vrabie, program director of the Foreign Policy Association, at the launch of his survey titled “The Transnistrian Issue and Moldova's European Integration: EU's Role”, Info-Prim Neo reports.
 
Alina Turcanu: Ukraine supports the policy of small steps regarding Transnistrian problem. Timpul.md. 21/10/2010. 22.10.2010
Ukrainian authorities hope that formal negotiations on the Transnistrian issue in the "5+2" format, stopped in 2006, will be resumed after the election of a new Parliament of Republic of Moldova. Until then, officials in Kiev encourage Chisinau and Tiraspol to continue with the “small steps policy”. However, Ukrainian officials believe that the Moldovan-Ukrainian bilateral dialogue is sluggish because of Chisinau.
 
Victor Chirila: AEI between to be or not to be. Info-Prim Neo. 02.07.2010. 02.07.2010
On June 28, 2010, after Acting President Mihai Ghimpu issued a decree, the Moldovan people could officially commemorate, for the first time, the occupation of Bessarabia by the Soviet troops on June 28, 1940. The commemoration of this tragic event in our history should have generated a moment of national unity. Regretfully, it rekindled the political and historical divisions/disagreements that have absorbed the energy of the society, the political class, for over 20 years.
 
Elena Gnedina: Moldova eyes EU visa-free travel. EUOBSERVER. 10.05.2010 10.05.2010
Moldova has decidedly bet on an uncertain outcome of visa liberalisation with the EU. In diplomatic terms, Moldova is a few years behind Russia and Ukraine, which are already discussing the possibility of visa-free travel with the EU. But such diplomatic formalities are obscuring the fact that Moldova might actually be in the lead when it comes to implementing many of the necessary technical requirements.
 
Ambassadors issue and its collateral consequences. Analysis by Victor Chirila for Info-Prim Neo. 27.04.2010. 27.04.2010
The ambassadors issue has been the focus of attention during the last few weeks and this is explicable. Moldova has not had ambassadors in the capitals of a number of partner countries for over six months. Among these are Washington, Brussels, London, Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Lisbon, Budapest, Prague, Stockholm, Sofia, Warsaw, Vienna, Vilnius, Beijing, Ankara, Kiev, Minsk, Baku, and Tel-Aviv. There hasn't been any ambassador in Bucharest for more than a year. Most of the ambassadors hold more than one position, working simultaneously in several states. Consequently, the number of partner states where Moldova is not represented by ambassadors is much higher.
 
Graham Stack: Moldova replaces Ukraine as darling of donors. Businessneweurope. 22.04.2010. 22.04.2010
A year ago, Moldova suffered Kyrgyzstan-style public disorder following contested elections, which ended with a new pro-EU government pushing a reform agenda taking power. Lenders and investors took note, and on March 24 the Moldova Partnership Forum brought together sponsors and investors at a major donor conference in Brussels.
 
Chisinau's charm offensive. Europe’s poorest country looks for friends in the West. The Economist. 31.03.2010. 31.03.2010
FEW people have heard of Moldova—and when they have, it is usually for the wrong reasons. A frozen conflict with Russian-backed separatists in Transdniestria has hamstrung the country since 1992. A year ago a rigged election brought riots, followed by hundreds of arrests, scores of alleged beatings and rapes, and three deaths. The outrage led to a new election and the formation of a shaky pro-Western coalition government. Its youthful ministers are in sharp contrast to the greyness of the previous regime, nominally a Communist one but in fact crony-capitalist.
 
Moldova Impresses EU With Reform Agenda, Receives $2.6 Billion In Pledges. Radio Free Europe Liberty. 24.03.2010. 24.03.2010
Prime Minister Vlad Filat at the opening session of the Moldova Partnership Forum in Brussels today.
 
U.S. Rights Body Challenges Moldovan PM On Confronting Anti-Semitism. Radio Free Europe Liberty. 22.01.2010. 22.01.2010
Moldovan Prime Minister Vlad Filat has appeared before the Helsinki Commission, a U.S. agency that monitors human rights worldwide, during his first visit to Washington as premier.
 
CIS Summit behind, AEI remains united. Analysis by Victor Chirila, Foreign Policy Association, Executive Director. Info-Prim Neo. 12.10.2009. 12.10.2009
The Summit of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) took place in Chisinau on October 9. This event, in the view of the former government, was to crown the victory of the Communists Party (PCRM) in this year’s parliamentary elections.
 
Moscow Plays It Smart In Moldova, As Others Dither. Louis O'Neill. Radio Free Europe. 29.06.2009 29.06.2009
The "Big Daddy" of U.S. Democratic Party politics in the 1960s and '70s, Jesse Unruh, had a wonderfully ribald saying about the role of money and influence in the business of government: "If you can't drink a lobbyist's whiskey, take his money, sleep with his women, and still vote against him in the morning, you don't belong in politics."
 
Experts believe that the financial aid promised by Moscow will not resolve the economic difficulties and will move Chisinau away from EU. NewsIn. 23.06.2009. 23.06.2009
Experts say that the financial aid promised by Moscow to the authorities from Chisinau will allow filling in the gaps in the budget during the election campaign, but it will not solve the structural difficulties of Moldovan authorities and, additionally, Moscow pursues one goal – to drive Chisinau apart from the European project.
 
Declarations of Valerii Kuzmin, Russian Ambassador in Moldova, represent a direct interference in internal affairs of the Republic of Moldova. Jurnal de Chisinau. 02.06.2009. 02.06.2009
On May 27 this year, at the regional reunion of Russian ethnics from Ukraine, Moldova and Belorusia Valeri Kuzmin declared that in regard to “raising the Russian language at the level of state language” in the Republic of Moldova „no positive dynamics has been noticed lately” and that “the problem deserves an enhanced attention”. As stated by the Ambassador, in the period of aggravation of internal political situation which took place immediately after the elections, a sharpening of interethnic relations has also been noticed.
 
EU sanctions against Moldova unlikely, ANDREW RETTMAN. EUOBSERVER, 04.05.2009 04.05.2009
One month after a police crackdown that left three young men dead, EU diplomats in Moldova are working on rebuilding internal stability and EU relations.
 
EU expanding its 'sphere of influence,' Russia says. Valentina Pop. EUOBSERVER, 21.03.2009 24.03.2009
The Eastern Partnership is an EU attempt to expand its "sphere of influence" in the quest for hydrocarbons, Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov has said, in Moscow's first major broadside against the new policy. "We are accused of having spheres of influence. But what is the Eastern Partnership, if not an attempt to extend the EU's sphere of influence, including to Belarus," the minister said on Saturday (21 March) at the Brussels Forum, a high-level symposium.
 
Voronin-Medvedev Accord Demolishes Moldova's Negotiating Position on Transnistria. Vladimir Socor. Eurasia Daily Monitor, March 20, 2009 23.03.2009
Apparently panicking in the run-up to the April 5 elections, Moldovan President Vladimir Voronin has hoisted the white flag of surrender on Transnistria in return for a pre-election endorsement from the Kremlin. The president can not run for a third term of office but his Communist Party hopes to profit from the Kremlin's televised accolades to Voronin.
 
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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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Interviews

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 “. Adevarul.ro. 23.03.2014 23.03.2014 // 92.702Kb

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
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
Interview with the President of the Republic of Moldova, Nicolae Timofti, to the Lithuanian website http://eurodialogue.org/ 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
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Documents

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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Studies

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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