Tag: Moldova

L’Invité D&B: The Eastern Partnership’s Top 5 Opportunities and Challenges in 2020

The year 2020 has revealed the many weaknesses of the Eastern Partnership region. The pandemic has become the most unpredictable exogenous factor, which has complicated the operating conditions not only for the economies of the six states but also for their political systems...

L’Invité D&B: The EU, the “Magnitsky Act” and targeting autocrats in the Eastern neighborhood.

In order to revive the democratic processes in the Eastern Partnership, the EU must show its full openness to use the sanctions regime in order to stop the violations of authoritarian regimes against democratic freedoms...

L’Invité D&B: Moldova-Russia relationship and the post-Dodon transition – between “rational” and “emotional” approaches

The post-Dodon transition means both the exit of partial isolation of the presidency towards the West and a new attempt by Moldovan pro-European forces to build a more predictable relationship with the Kremlin.

L’Invité D&B: Moldova’s election: a strong popular vote for a “weak” political institution

The existing configuration in the parliament and executive branch does not serve Sandu’s plans to implement immediate radical changes. She has to confront a parliament without a majority and a government that was appointed by Dodon. That limits her maneuverability considerably at the beginning of her mandate. Positive and negative scenarios can both emerge out of the lack of ability to leverage power.

Moldova presidential election: few remarks

With 95,66% of the ballots processed, it is clear that Maia Sandu is set to become the 6th president - and the first female president - since the independence of Moldova in 1991. A few remarks on the vote proper (more on political consequences tomorrow).

CEC: La Moldavie de nouveau en suspens

Le scrutin présidentiel moldave du 1er novembre permettra d’évaluer les rapports de force entre des partis diamétralement opposés, plus ou moins affranchis des manipulations de l’oligarque Vlad Plahotniuc.

L’Invité D&B: “Inevitable” geopolitical elections in Moldova

The EU looks at the elections as yet another test, after which it will decide how to calibrate its financial assistance. The Russian politicians are shaping instead a narrative that aims to counter the Western presence.

L’Invité D&B: The EU’s eastern neighborhood at a new crossroad – between electoral riddles and security crises

Healing the Eastern Neighborhood from anti-democratic shortcomings and insecurity must become a European priority, and to achieve this goal, the EU needs quick and preventive strategic thinking and planning.

L’Invité D&B: Moldova – presidential elections without a “geopolitical vote”?

Which candidate is to win the geopolitical vote in Moldova upcoming presidential election? Analysis by Dionis Cenusa

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...