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Analyses | | Kamil Całus

On 14 June the ruling Democratic Party of Moldova (PDM), controlled by the oligarch Vlad Plahotniuc, officially announced that it would move into opposition. At the…

Analyses | | Kamil Całus

In the parliamentary elections in Moldova held on 24 February, the pro-Russian Party of Socialists (PSRM) associated with President Igor Dodon received the most…

Analyses | | Kamil Całus

The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was on an official visit to Moldova on 17 and 18 October. During this visit he met, amongst others, with President Igor Dodon,…

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.

Analyses | | Kamil Kłysiński, Tadeusz Iwański, Kamil Całus

The fifth Eastern Partnership summit will take place in Brussels on 24 November. This programme is perceived differently today by Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova.

Analyses | | Kamil Całus

On 29 May, the government of Moldova designated five Russian diplomats as personae non gratae.

OSW Studies | | Kamil Całus

The Republic of Moldova is an exceptional state. It was the only Soviet republic to proclaim independence, on 27 August 1991, in order to become part of another state, i.e. Romania, rather than building its own independent political…

Analyses | | Kamil Całus

On 13th November the runoff of the direct presidential election was held in Moldova.

Analyses | | Kamil Całus

The visit was very important for Plahotniuc who, although he is effectively running Moldova, has no legitimacy to do so.

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.