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.
I’m very tired of hearing Americans “what are we going to do about Russia?” What Americans really have to deal with is what we are going to do about ourselves, our own society, our own electorate. Michael Weiss at a Free Russia House event.
Moldova moves over the handicaps left by the oligarchic regime. Relations with the EU, as with other Western countries, have quickly returned to normality and some new promises of support to Moldova have been initiated. The government of Maia Sandu inspires confidence in Brussels after a long period of unpredictability caused by previous governance between 2017-2019.
La démission du gouvernement soutenu par l'oligarque Vladimir Plahotniuc est le résultat d'une pression de l'opposition, ainsi que de la collaboration inédite des Occidentaux et des Russes. Elle ne résout pas toutes les questions.
Les véritables problèmes des moldaves résident avant tout dans la pauvreté, la corruption et le manque de perspectives. Il n'empêche: l'élection d'aujourd'hui revêt une dimension géopolitique non-négligeable.
Owing to the existence of pro-Russian parties that are ready to reach agreements with for now unknown concessions, Russia’s prospects in Moldova are clearly superior to those it can pursue in Georgia or Ukraine...