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Analyses | | Kamil Całus
Oleg Serebrian, the deputy prime minister for the reintegration of Moldova, and Vitaly Ignatiev, the self-proclaimed minister of foreign affairs of Transnistria, met on 16 January. The meeting was aimed at addressing the growing tension…
OSW Commentary | | Kamil Całus
The resistance of the defenders of Ukraine, which resulted in the failure of the original goals of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine launched in 2022, has brought about a radical change in the political and economic situation of the…
Analyses | | Kamil Całus
On 5 November, the mayors and members of city, municipal and raions (this is a higher-level administrative unit) councils were elected in Moldova. The incumbent mayor of Chisinau, Ion Ceban, the leader of the National Alternative Movement…
Analyses | | Kamil Całus, Krzysztof Nieczypor
On 10 October, President Volodymyr Zelensky paid an official visit to Bucharest, where he met with President Klaus Iohannis, Prime Minister Marcel Ciolacu, the Presidents of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate, and other officials.
Analyses | | Kamil Całus
Scutul de Foc/Rapid Trident 2023, the annual joint military exercise of American, Romanian and Moldovan forces, in which a total of approximately 500 soldiers took part, ended in Moldova on 22 September. At the same time, on 14–15…
OSW Report | | Kamil Całus
Romania is the largest and most populous country in southeastern Europe and one of Europe’s fastest growing economies. Despite its potential, Romania’s foreign policy appears to be very passive and lacking in any far-reaching ambitions. It…
Analyses | | Sławomir Matuszak, Ilona Gizińska, Krzysztof Dębiec, Kamil Całus, Łukasz Kobeszko, Andrzej Sadecki
On 15 September, the European Commission decided not to extend the restrictions on imports of wheat, maize, rapeseed and sunflower from Ukraine which have been in place since May. On the same day, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary unilaterally…
Analyses | | Kamil Całus
The first half of September saw two developments in Moldova which have limited Gazprom’s influence in the country. On 3 September, Moldova’s president Maia Sandu announced the completion of the external audit of the so-called historic debt…
Analyses | | Krzysztof Nieczypor, Kamil Całus
On 22 June 2023, the EU Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Olivér Várhelyi presented the European Commission’s oral assessment of the progress Ukraine, Moldova (and also Georgia) have made in implementing the recommendations…
Analyses | | Kamil Całus
On 15 June, the Romanian parliament passed a vote of confidence in a coalition government formed by the Social Democrats (PSD) and the centre-right National Liberal Party (PNL) party. The new cabinet, led by the PSD leader Marcel Ciolacu,…