Tag: Eastern Partnership

L’Invité D&B: Belarus – a new “velvet revolution” in the Eastern Partnership?

Post-election protests in Belarus have started a democratic revolution, albeit not yet openly embraced by its participants. Its first success is the mobilization and solidarity between distinct social categories, which have never before exercised their fundamental rights publicly and collectively.

L’Invité D&B: Germany’s Presidency in the EU Council and the Eastern Partnership’s future: A Guide to handling an “uncomfortable” reality

The “trio” presidency, which starts with Germany, should consider creative solutions that can introduce more objective, nuanced and sharp “rules of the game” for the Eastern Partnership.

L’Invité D&B: The visa-free regime, quarantine of EU borders and the “passport of immunity”

Massive testing, detection and isolation of the infected is the only solution to increase the health credibility of Eastern neighbors among Europeans and revive the liberalized visa regime for Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine...

L’Invité D&B: The EU’s conditionality and fighting Euroscepticism in Eastern Partnership

The variety of Euroscepticism in the EU's Eastern Neighborhood is growing as political contacts intensify, and European practices expand. The increased visibility of the EU in the region accentuates various forms of Euroscepticism. These stem from the reactions of authoritarian or hybrid regimes to European intentions to democratically reform its Eastern European neighbors. However, the most visible Euroscepticism arises from Russian geopolitical discourse, amplified by Russian disinformation. By Dionis Cenusa

L’Invité D&B: On the effects of the Pandemic – between European solidarity and the Eastern neighbourhood’s resilience

The EU openly recognizes that the resilience of its Eastern neighbours is a priority. The Covid-19 crisis demonstrates how important it is to coordinate actions both within the EU and between Brussels and its eastern neighbourhood.

L’Invité D&B: “Macronization” of EU-Russia ties and effects on Eastern neighborhood

Macron's rehabilitation of relations with Russia without its political transformation, preceded by the liberation of the Ukrainian territory, may result in a robust Russian emphasis on European integration in the EU's eastern neighbourhood.

RFI: Depuis le “bezviz”, les frontières de l’Ukraine avec l’UE embouteillées

Intervention dans la séquence “Bonjour l’Europe”, sur RFI, le 05/11/2018 L’Ukraine a obtenu une libéralisation du régime de visas Schengen en juin 2017. Ses citoyens n’ont plus besoin de visas pour voyager dans l’espace de 26 pays européens dont la France pendant trois mois. Mais depuis cette décision, la situation aux frontières terrestres s’est compliquée. ...

L’Invité D&B: Decay of EU-Moldova relations until a new electoral test

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. It is for now hard to anticipate if the EU will shrink the dialogue with Chisinau if the elections of 2019 are unjust ...

L’Invité D&B: Regeneration of Putin regime and implications for EaP and Moldova

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. After the renewal of Vladimir Putin’s term in office, the main interest of Russia in Moldova will be to test the sustainability of ...

L’Invité D&B: Diagnosis of oligarchy in Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia and de-oligarchization solutions

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 integration and related reforms can play a very important role in the de-oligarchization of the given countries, but without success if ...