Moldovan representatives of the Ministry of Transport and Road Infrastructure in Slovakia

26. Feb 2016  |  Eastern Partnership  |  Moldova  |  Press releases

Slovak Atlantic Commission and Central European Policy Institute (CEPI), in cooperation with Slovak Foreign Policy Association (SFPA) and the Ministry of Transport, Construction and Region

Balázs Jarábik on collapse of Moldova's government

By Public Relations. Photo credit: European People's Party, licensed by CC BY 2.0.
30. Oct 2015  |  Eastern Partnership  |  Moldova

As Moldova's government loses a no-confidence vote, Balázs Jarábik analyses the collapse of the pro-EU coalition in Moldova and the accelerated deepening of the crisis in Europe's poorest country.

Videoblog with SME: Protests in Moldova intensify amid corruption

20. Oct 2015  |  Eastern Partnership  |  Moldova  |  In the media

A wave of corruption accusations leads to the arrest of the former Prime Minister of Moldova. The months-long, and the largest in Moldova's history, public protests remain, however, unaddressed by the government.

Transnistria: Russia’s bargaining chip in the EU periphery

1. Jul 2015  |  Eastern Partnership  |  Ukraine, Moldova, Russia  |  Policy briefs

Few weeks ago Ukraine has formally terminated an agreement with Russia allowing for transit of Russian soldiers and weaponry through its territory to the breakaway Moldovan region of Transnistria. At the same time, Kyiv appointed Mikhail Saakashvili, former president of Georgia and Russia’s bête-noire, the governor of the Odessa region bordering Transnistria. These steps taken by Ukraine have provoked a wave of criticism in the Russian media.

Is Moldova turning away from the West?

28. May 2015  |  Eastern Partnership  |  Moldova  |  Opinions

Until last year, the tiny republic of Moldova, sandwiched between Romania and Ukraine, was a success story of the EU’s Eastern partnership (EaP). Burdened by its "frozen conflict" in a breakaway region of Transnistria, which made her vulnerable to Moscow’s meddling, it was able to rip off more benefits from the EU than Georgia or Ukraine. Last year, an Association Agreement which included the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) was signed, and Moldovans can now enter the Schengen zone without a visa.

Globsec Chat with Romanian FM Aurescu

On Monday, 16 February, CEPI hosted strategic discussion with Romanian Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu. A roundtable debate with Slovak foreign policy and energy experts was part of Mr.

Qualitative survey: Make Moldova a „Home“

5. Jun 2014  |  Eastern Partnership, Central Europe  |  Moldova  |  Studies

The Slovak Atlantic Commission (SAC), in cooperation with the Central European Policy Institute (CEPI), has commissioned a comprehensive survey about the perceptions of Moldovans towards the European Union (EU), the Eastern Partnership (EaP) and the Russia-led Eurasian Customs Union (ECU) in the context of value orientations.

New study on V4 assistance to Moldova launched

26. Feb 2014  |  European Union  |  Moldova  |  Press releases
The study offers recommendations on how and where to concentrate bilateral aid and joint International Visegrad Fund assistance in Moldova which has been one of the priorities of the V4. Authors of the paper target governmental authorities active in the field of development aid as well as non-governmental organisations to foster a more focused cooperation among the key stakeholders in Moldova.

VisegrAid 4 Moldova: Effectiveness by collaboration

24. Feb 2014  |  Eastern Partnership, Central Europe  |  Moldova  |  Studies

By 2014, Moldova had become the priority country in terms of bilateral aid among Eastern Partnership countries for each of the V4 states. Unfortunately recent polls show that support for intensified dialogue with the EU is decreasing in the country, and the upcoming elections in autumn can further strengthen the pro-Russian forces. The reason is that those programs implemented with EU support remained under the radar of the average citizen, their efficiency is low, and the pro-EU government is often accused of massive corruption.

EU accession support drops among Moldovans

18. Feb 2014  |  Eastern Partnership  |  Moldova
About 44% of Moldovans prefer closer relations with the EU over the Eurasian Custom Union (ECU) which is supported by 40% suggests the poll presented today at CEPI event in Bratislava. The event in Bratislava came a week after a public debate about the survey and Moldova’s integration ambitions in Chisinau featuring Pirkka Tapiola, Head of the EU Delegation in Moldova.