All posts by Fabrice Deprez

Je suis journaliste depuis 2015, un travail qui m'a déjà emmené en Ukraine, en Russie et dans les pays Baltes. Parmi mes (nombreux) intérêts se trouvent les transformations économiques et politiques de la région, les questions internationales et les problématiques digitales. Sinon, j'aime écouter du hip-hop russophone et manger du plov.

L’invité D&B: Moldova and position of EaP leader between forced reforms and advantage of regional comparison

By Dionis Cenuşa° – initially published on IPN ° Dionis Cenuşa is a political scientist from Moldova who works as Program Director on Energy Security at the Independent Economic Think-tank “Expert-Group”, based in Chisinau. As long as the European conditionality is unable to generate a transformation in the political elites, the real advancing of democracy and the European ...

La Croix : En Ukraine, des tentations révisionnistes

Article publié dans La Croix le 06/02/2018 La question historique prend un tour très politique en Ukraine après l’interdiction par les autorités locales d’une traduction de « Stalingrad », célèbre ouvrage de l’historien britannique Antony Beevor. Il n’aura fallu qu’une phrase pour déclencher la colère des autorités ukrainiennes contre Antony Beevor, historien britannique mondialement connu pour ses ...

BMB: The Battle of Murmansk – A tale of corporate conflict in Russia’s Arctic

Article published on the Bear Market Brief website on December 11th A padlock stuck on a railroad switch was enough to block Murmansk’s oil terminal for about seven hours, one of the latest episodes of a bizarre corporate conflict in one of the world’s northernmost cities. Accounts by local media of the incident paint a ...

Russians Are Unimpressed With the 2018 Presidential Election Logo (and Have Ideas for Improvement)

Article published on the RuNet Echo website on December 4th Vladimir Putin may not have announced yet whether he’ll run in the 2018 presidential election (few doubt he will run and win by a landslide), but that hasn’t prevented his administration from gearing up for the event. On November 29, the Electoral Commission (CEC) announced ...

Libération : En Ukraine, la lutte anticorruption pourrie par le pouvoir

Version longue d'un article publié dans Libération le 28/11/2017. Quatre ans après la révolution, le Président, Petro Porochenko, est accusé par l’opposition d’engorger l’agence créée afin de noyer les affaires visant sa propre administration. «En ce moment, Petro Porochenko est préoccupé. Pas par la crise économique. Ni par la guerre, les prix du gaz ou la pauvreté. Il cherche par tous les moyens ...

BMB: Are Protests on the Rise Accross Russia? Data Says “Probably”

Article published on the Bear Market Brief website on November 28th, 2017. Lawyers may seem an unlikely bunch to go on strike, especially in Russia. Yet, in September and October, lawyers’ associations in several Russian regions (Sverdlovsk, in the Urals, Chelyabinsk, near Kazakhstan, and Karelia, on the border with Finland) called on their court-appointed members to stop ...

Dans les Balkans, la liberté de la presse en danger

Le 13 octobre, Vehbi Kajtazi, un journaliste d’investigation kosovar célébré pour ses enquêtes sur la corruption au sein de l’appareil d’Etat local était attaqué dans un bar de la capitale, Pristina, et laissé le visage en sang. Deux mois plus tôt, Parim Olluri, éditeur à Insajderi (“Insider”), un site internet d’enquête où travaille aussi Vehbi ...

On Russian State TV, The Kremlin’s N°1 Pundit Tries To Sell Change Without Change

As the infamous head of the state press agency “Rossiya Segodnya,” Dmitry Kiselyov’s job is to sell the Kremlin’s viewpoint to a foreign and domestic audience. But in the October 1st edition of “News of the week,” the flagship news show of Russian state TV channel “Rossiya24”, the conservative and traditionalist Kiselyov did something slightly ...

L’invité D&B – EU’s mission in Eastern neighborhood and Moldova: stimulation of development or European integration?

By Dionis Cenuşa° - initially published on IPN ° Dionis Cenuşa is a political scientist from Moldova who works as Program Director on Energy Security at the Independent Economic Think-tank “Expert-Group”, based in Chisinau. The European Union’s attachment to pragmatism becomes a more accentuated constant in its relationship with the Eastern neighborhood. It is yet wrong and ...

BMB: “Sechin has wanted to carve up Gazprom for many years” – The Stanovaya interview, part 2

Interview published on the Bear Market Brief website on October 11th 2017. Is Sechin’s recent behavior an example of the Russian elite getting more “aggressive”? I’m not sure that “aggressive” is the right word in this context. The problem is Putin used to play the role of an arbitrator, but nowadays he doesn’t want to lose time ...