IN 1918 the then three-month-old Moldovan republic gave up the struggle for survival and united with neighbouring Romania. It is a sign of how dire things are today, says Iulian Fota, a Romanian analyst, that people are talking about doing so again.
Ever since 2014, when the embezzlement of about $1 billion from three banks forced a taxpayer bail-out that has crippled the economy, the country has been lurching towards collapse.
Opposition supporters are permanently encamped in front of the government building. Maia Sandu, a former education minister who is rushing to build a new party, says the situation could lead to violence. No one seems to disagree.
Association Agreements and Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Areas (AA/DCFTA) for Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine were in focus of remarks by Johannes Hahn, the Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, in Strasbourg.
Addressing the European Parliament on behalf of the EU High Representative Federica Mogherini, Mr. Hahn noted that the AA/DCFTAs were approved over a year ago.
Kacper Rękawek, PISM analyst in the international security programme, has been awarded a NATO grant from the Science for Peace and Security Programme (SPS) to organise the Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) “Not Only Syria? Foreign Fighters: A Threat To NATO Allies And Their Neighbours.” The workshop will be held on 18-20 May 2015 in Chisinau, Moldova. PISM is administering the grant and the Foreign Policy Association (APE) is PISM’s partner in the project. Kacper Rękawek will serve as co-director of the ARW along with Viktor Chirila of APE.
PISM’s involvement with NATO’s Science for Peace and Security Programme continues Poland’s cooperation with NATO in the field of science. This is a third NATO ARW event which PISM administers.
The Georgian Institute for Strategic Studies (GISS) is pleased to announce the call for applications for the Tbilisi Transformational Leadership Forum (TTLF) 2016.
Open to: young professionals between 24 and 35 years old from Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries and the following EU member states: Sweden, Estonia, Lithuania and Poland.
Dates: 13-17 March, 2016, Tbilisi, Georgia and mid-April, 2016, Stockholm, Sweden.
În 2014, Republica Moldova a primit peste 450 de milioane de euro în cadrul programelor de asistență pentru dezvoltare, de patru ori mai mult decât în urmă cu zece ani.
Prioritate de politică externă pentru România și principalul destinatar al asistenței pentru dezvoltare Republica Moldova este în fața unor provocări majore care ar putea influența semnificativ, în viitorul apropiat, consistența eforturilor internaționale, inclusiv cele venite din partea unor donatori importanți la nivel mondial în lipsa stabilității politice, a reluării și accelerării procesului de reformă.
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