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 […]

Policy paper: Presidential elections in Russian Federation: a competition without competitors

In the Russian Federation, electoral ballots are organized as a “celebration of democracy”. On March 18, 2018, the Russian Federation held presidential elections. Eight candidates met with the voters in front of the ballot boxes. Did they succeed or not to make a demonstration of the pluralism of the political opinion in Russia and how honest was the public debate? Have the necessary premises been provided for a fair and […]

Russian Federation after Crimea’s Annexation. Impossible to ignore and difficult to engage

Europe’s fundamental security principles and the values of liberal democracy come increasingly under the pressure of Russia’s subversive or aggressive behaviour. Crimea’s annexation and the ongoing war in Eastern Ukraine are questioning the viability of the European integration project and the Euro-Atlantic peace and security architecture (especially in the Black sea area, Baltic States and Poland). Moreover, Russia’s support for anti-immigrant, populist and extremist parties in Europe has proved its […]

Mihail Saakashvili: retragerea cetățeniei ucrainene și jocurile politice de la Kiev

La data de 26 iulie 2017 Serviciul de Stat de Migrație al Ucrainei a anunțat oficial retragerea cetățeniei ucrainene ”… petru încălcarea normelor constituționale… ” lui Mihail Saakashvili, fost guvernator al regiunii Odessa. La momentul semnării decretului prezidențial de retragere a cetățeniei, Saakashvili nu se afla pe teritoriul Ucrainei, iar președintele țării, Petro Poroșenko, nu a oferit argumente pentru decizia luată. Mai târziu, Serviciul de Stat de Migrație al Ucrainei a […]

Moldova at a crossroads: The impact of emigration on the internal social and economic development

In the post-Soviet period, Moldova has been deeply affected by the transition policies towards a market economy. In the beginning of the ’90, the number of jobs has decreased substantially due to the privatization of the state-own companies and the breakdown of the collective agricultural farms. The high rate of inflation and the low economic incomes were predominant across the rural and urban population. A first social phenomenon characteristic for […]

Kazakhstan’s bilateral partnership with EU and Russia: between political dilemmas and economic interests

In 2007, the European Union launched a visionary strategy for the development of cooperation with Central Asian states. The document, called ‘The EU and Central Asia: Strategy for a New Partnership’ was aiming to enhance EU influence in the region through establishing a broader dialogue with the Central Asian states in areas such as institution-building, rule of law, trade, energy and security. Ten years after its launching, EU’s bilateral relations […]

Study: Civil Society and Foreign Policy

This study was prepared within ESGA’s project The role of Russian civil society in foreign policy decision making. A comparative analysis with Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. The paper was written by Ileana Racheru, Mihaela Pădureanu, Angela Grămadă. The study is based on more than 50 interviews conducted in March – April 2015. This project was financially supported by The Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation – a project of […]