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Summit-ul Uniunea Europeană – Ucraina. Noi priorități în agenda bilaterală a partenerilor

Pe 8 iulie 2019 la Kiev s-a desfășurat cel de-al 21-lea Summit Uniunea Europeană – Ucraina. În cadrul evenimentului a fost adoptată o și o declarație comună, un angajament reciproc prin care părțile semnatare își asumă anumite obligații pentru aprofundarea dialogului și a interacțiunii. De asemenea, în cadrul evenimentului părțile au mai semnat câteva documente, care confirmă disponibilitatea instituțiilor europene de a acorda asistență financiară pentru Ucraina, în scopul implementării […]

Elections in Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova. What Role for Russian Foreign Policy Tools?

Executive Summary The parliamentary elections in the Republic of Moldova and the presidential elections in Ukraine, which took place in 2019, are the subject of this policy paper. The aim of the study is to analyze the Russian Federation’s foreign policy instruments and options in addressing the two electoral campaigns, how the narratives of Moscow’s official leaders have developed, as well as the interests of other stakeholders for whom the […]

Policy Paper: The Impact of Russia’s Strategic Interest in the Black Sea Region on Imbalansing the Russian Economy

This policy paper examines the way the Russian economy sustains one of its objectives – to serve as a material base for pursuing Russia’s national strategic goals. While briefly presenting the context of the specific time-frames when the macroeconomic model of the Russian Federation was supposed to be renewed and the main goals established by the Economic Strategy, attention is given to the impact of the developments in 2014 – […]

Policy Paper: Cybersecurity – An Instrument of Influence and Meddling in the Decision-making Process of “Partner” Countries

As is the case with new domains in which the economic activity takes a turn for the better, the huge increase in internet usage and access to the network have more than tripled in the last two decades (in 2005, 16% of the world population have had access to the internet, while in 2017 48% of the world population had access to internet). Therefore, this new sector has attracted the attention of […]

The second edition of the EaPTTF: A New Security Agenda for EaP. The Regional Approach (14th November – 16th November 2018, Bucharest)

The second edition of the Eastern Partnership Think Tank Forum with the title ” A New Security Agenda for EaP. The Regional Approach” was held between November 14 – 16, 2018 in Bucharest, Romania under the auspices of the Austrian Presidency of the EU Council. The event was organized by the Experts for Security and Global Affairs Association (Romania) in partnership with  the Institute for European Policies and Reforms (IPRE), […]

Study: Association agreements between the EU and Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine

On August 30, 2018, our colleague, Kamil Całus, from the Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW) in Warsaw, presented in Bruxelles at the reunion of the European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) the briefing paper dedicated to the implementation of the Association Agreement and DCFTA between European Union and the Republic of Moldova, elaborated in cooperation with Dr Angela Gramada from the Security and Global Affairs Association (ESGA) in Bucharest, and […]

Guest post: Gas transit via Ukraine after 2019

On July 17, 2018, in Berlin the tripartite talks on gas transit through the territory of Ukraine for the period after 2019, were held by Ukraine, Russia and European Commission. Although this time the Russian side, was not to able to participate fruitfully in drawing up a framework concept for a new contract on gas transit through the territory of Ukraine, the consultations laid the grounds for the future negotiations […]

ESGA Q&A. Guest: Alex Nice

Alex Nice, British analyst covering the politics and economics of Russia and the post-Soviet space, Warsaw. In 2013-17 he was Regional Manager at The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in London covering Russia and the CIS. Prior to this he was the Coordinator of the Russia and Eurasia Programme at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) and was subsequently a member of the RIIA Council. This interview was realized […]

Eastern Neighborhood in Romania's and Poland's Foreign Policy and the Fight for Consistency

On March 5, 2018, the Experts for Security and Global Affairs Association (ESGA), Bucharest, Romania,  hosted a debate with two invited guest experts from Poland: Dr Piotr Oleksy, Adam Mickiewicz University, Institute of European Culture and Kamil Calus, the Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW), Poland. The event was dedicated to the political dynamics and regional security in Eastern Europe. The debate was held in Bucharest, with the aim to bring […]

The presidency of Igor Dodon and the settlement of the Transnistrian conflict - a year of no results and plenty of declarations

By Alexandru Hîncu The electoral campaign of Igor Dodon was rich in promises regarding the settlement of the Transnistrian conflict and the stabilization of the eastern border of the Republic of Moldova. One year after winning the presidential election, Igor Dodon failed to boost the negotiation process due to several causes. Pursuing both political and economic benefits, the majority of causes refer to the different interests that the parties involved […]