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Analyses | | Rafał Sadowski

On 19 November, the EU Council acknowledged that Moldova has completed the first phase of the Visa Liberalisation Action Plan (VLAP), and agreed that it can move onto the second phase. Fulfilling the VLAP should lead to the abolition of…

Analyses | | Kamil Całus

On 20 November, Yevgeny Shevchuk, the leader of Transnistria, gave his stamp to a new concept of foreign policy of this breakaway republic. The document indicates complete economic, cultural and ultimately also political integration…

Analyses | | Rafał Sadowski

Over the past few months, Stefan Fule, the European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, has expressed a positive approach in his statements to offering prospective EU membership to the countries located in…

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…

Analyses | | Agata Wierzbowska-Miazga

On 11-12 September, the Moldovan Prime Minister Vlad Filat met Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev and President Vladimir Putin. The main topic of conversation was the supply of Russian gas to Moldova. For the first time, Russia…

Analyses | | Witold Rodkiewicz

On 3 July, the Moldovan gas monopoly Moldovagaz revealed that it has signed a provisional agreement with Gazprom to extend its gas supply contract until the end of 2012. The old contract expired on 31 December 2011. Negotiations on a…

OSW Commentary | | Tadeusz Iwański

The countries of Eastern European and China have been increasingly interested in deepening bilateral contacts over the past few years. In the case of Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova this has been caused by the bad economic situation which…

OSW Commentary | | Witold Rodkiewicz
The nomination on 21 March of deputy prime minister Dmitri Rogozin to the newly created post of the Russian president’s special representative for Transnistria and to the post of co-chairman of the Russian-Moldovan intergovernmental…
Analyses | | Wojciech Konończuk, Sławomir Matuszak

When Moldova and Ukraine joined the Energy Community in May 2010 and February 2011 respectively, they committed themselves to adopting and implementing a series of European Union directives relating to gas, electricity, renewable energy…

Analyses | | Witold Rodkiewicz
The opposition Communists refused to accept the legality of the choice, despite its confirmation on 19 March by the Constitutional Court, and urged the public to civil disobedience. On the day of the election in parliament, the…