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OSW Commentary | | Kamil Całus

Since the end of 2015 Vlad Plahotniuc, an oligarch and the richest man in Moldova, has been de facto the only person who counts in Moldovan politics and business.

OSW Commentary | | Kamil Całus

Plahotniuc has concentrated political and business influence in his own hands on a scale unseen so far in Moldova’s history since 1991.

OSW Commentary | | Kamil Całus

With control over the state in the hands of two oligarchs questions are raised regarding the prospects of Moldova’s real modernisation.

OSW Commentary | | Aleksandra Jarosiewicz, Ewa Fischer

While the Kremlin presents the EEU as the Eurasian equivalent of the European Union, the project is in reality an imitation of integration.

OSW Commentary | | Kamil Całus

In recent months Russia has increasingly used instruments for exerting economic pressure on Moldova.

OSW Commentary | | Kamil Całus

Despite the complicated relations between Chisinau and Gagauzia, it seems that there is little danger that the region may become dangerously unstable.

OSW Commentary | | Kamil Całus

The key element of Chișinău’s diversification project is the construction of the Iasi-Ungheni pipeline, but it won't resolve problem before the end of the current decade.

OSW Commentary | | Kamil Całus

The economy of breakaway Transnistria is a peculiar combination of the command-and-distribution model inherited from the USSR with elements of a free-market economy which is heavily dependent on Russian energy and financial subsidies.…

OSW Commentary | | Kamil Całus

After coming to power in September 2009, the Alliance for European Integration (AIE)[1] coalition began implementing a wide-ranging programme of reforms, with a view to…

OSW Commentary | | Wojciech Konończuk, Witold Rodkiewicz

Moldova’s progress in its negotiations on an Association Agreement with the European Union, with a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) as its key element, has become a source of tension between Chisinau and the breakaway…