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Interview with Mr. Ion Sturza, ex Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova: „It is not Putin who is powerful, it is the global leaders who are weak “. Adevarul.ro. 23.03.2014 23.03.2014
Mr. Sturza (53 years old) has started his political carrier in 1999 and became well-known for his nine-month running of the government. Although he withdrew from the political scene, many conationals would be in favor of his presidency in the county across the Prut River (Republic of Moldova – note of translator). As a business man his name surfaced in 2007. Mr. Sturza intermediated one of the largest M@A transactions in Romanian history, the sale of Rompetrol to KazMunaiGaz. He settled in Bucharest and is currently running an Investment Fund of his own, Fribourg Capital, which has a widely diversified portfolio with projects in the e-commerce, real estate, manufacturing and other industries. Throughout the years Ion Sturza managed to meet in person with the World’s most prominent leaders, the ones that shaped the history over the last decades like Bill Clinton, Jacques Chirac and Tony Blair. He was also acquainted with Vladimir Putin.
 
Interview with Victor Chirila: Moldova is close to becoming politically and institutionally failed state. Info-Prim Neo. 27.05.2013. 28.05.2013
The Republic of Moldova is very close to becoming a politically and institutionally failed state that will be ignored by its main foreign partners. According to Victor Chirila, executive director of the Foreign Policy Association, the only chance to avoid this collapse is to form a pro-European Government consisting of non-discredited persons and to have an appropriate reaction to the last European Parliament officials’ attempts to contribute to overcoming the political crisis in Moldova.
 
Interview with the President of the Republic of Moldova, Nicolae Timofti, to the Lithuanian website http://eurodialogue.org/ 13.07.2012
Nicolae Timofti: I mean a bridge for people, goods and ideas to cross it over. In the Republic of Moldova, we have experts and institutions which are familiar with both East and West. Hundreds of thousands of Moldovans have travelled in Western Europe during the last years and continue to travel. On the other hand, the Republic of Moldova was part of the former USSR and now it is part of CIS, thus, our fellow citizens could mediate, on the condition of launching some platforms in this sense, some projects, for example business or cultural, because they feel themselves comfortable in both of the above mentioned regions. Also, I would imagine, for example, Chisinau as an ideal location for regional conferences, even for international ones or a very good place as centre for commercial distribution networks. And finally, a stopover in Chisinau would be enjoyed by and could be beneficial to every tourist or businessman.
 
Exclusive: Lithuania offers Moldova EU membership perspective, Irena Degutienė, Speaker of Lithuanian Seimas. Info-Prim Neo. 09.07.2012. 09.07.2012
Interview with Speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas Irena Degutienė
 
German Perspective on the R. Moldova’s Foreign Policy Vectors. Vocea Basarabiei. 19.11.2011 19.11.2011
*Transcript of a radio broadcast, from November 19th2011, produces by the Foreign Policy Association (APE) in collaboration with Imedia News and Analysis Agency and with the assistance of the German Foundation Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES). The broadcast is aired on Radio Vocea Basarabiei every Saturday.
 
Interview with Thomas Gomart: The keys to integration. Moldavskie Vedomosti. 11.10.2011. 11.10.2011
Europe and Russia have learned to hear each other. The dialogue between them is far more productive than the dialogue between Russia and many of the CIS countries. The Project of Foreign Policy Association of the RM (FPA) "Using regional expert knowledge and experience to develop predictable and reliable relationship with Russia" precisely aims to help Moldova to remedy the situation. Regular expert, whom FPA invited to our country, became a guest of the "MВ". This is the Director of the Centre for the study of Russia/NIS (newly independent States), French Institute of international affairs Тhomas Gomart.
 
Interview with Eugen Carpov: Moldova will have a Strategy for country’s reintegration by the end of the year. Tribuna.md. 02.09.2011. 02.09.2011
Deputy Prime Minsiter responsible for country’s reintegration, Eugen Carpov
 
Interview with Victor Chirila: The Alliance for European Integration should return to its basic document that is the government program. Vocea Basarabiei. 10.07.2011. 10.07.2011
*Transcript of a radio broadcast, from July 10th2011, produced by the Foreign Policy Association (APE) in collaboration with Imedia News and Analysis Agency and with the assistance of the German Foundation Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES). The broadcast is aired on Radio Vocea Basarabiei every Sunday.
 
Interview with Philip Remler: High-level attention devoted to Transdniestrian settlement process is an opportunity which should not be lost. Info-Prim Neo. 03.01.2011. 03.01.2011
Philip Remler, Head of OSCE Mission to Moldova
 
Interview with Victor Osipov: I wish to believe the negotiations on Transnistrian settlement will soon resume. Info-Prim Neo. 31.12.2010. 01.01.2011
Victor Osipov, Deputy Prime Minister for Reintegration
 
Interview with Dirk Schuebel: Talking with Europeans about Moldovans. Info-Prim Neo. 31.12.2010. 31.12.2010
Dirk Schuebel, head of the EU Delegation to Moldova
 
Interview with Dan Dungaciu: Republic of Moldova's European vector from the point of view of the Presidential Adviser Dan Dungaciu. Vocea Basarabiei. 05.09.2010. 05.09.2010
*Transcript of a radio broadcast, from September 5th2010, produces by the Foreign Policy Association (APE) in collaboration with Imedia News and Analysis Agency and with the assistance of the German Foundation Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES). The broadcast is aired on Radio Vocea Basarabiei every Sunday.
 
Interview with Victor Chirila and Nicu Popescu: Impact of recent tensions between Chisinau and Moscow upon the pragmatic development of Moldo-Russian relations. Vocea Basarabiei. 25.07.2010. 25.07.2010
The theme of our program today will be devoted to Republic of Moldova's relations with the Russian Federation taking into account that some elements of tension have recently emerged in the relations between Chisinau and Moscow. Our guests in the studio are Mr. Nicu Popescu, Advisor to the Prime Minister on foreign policy matters and Mr. Victor Chirilă, Executive Director of the Foreign Policy Association. Hello and welcome to our program!
 
Interview with Andrei Popov: Republic of Moldova's relations with Ukraine, Russia, Romania: developments and prospects. Vocea Basarabiei. 11.07.2010. 15.07.2010
n today's show I would like to present you a discussion with Mr. Andrei Popov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration. In today's discussion we shall cover issues regarding Republic of Moldova’s relations with Ukraine, Russia and Romania. So, lately discussions about part of the Odessa-Reni road, crossing Republic of Moldova near the village of Palanca, Stefan Voda district, have once again caught the attention of public opinion. Although joint expert groups appear to have reached an agreement on Palanca dossier, certain political forces in Kiev, said that the deal would prejudice the interests of Ukraine and even called for creating a special commission in the Ukrainian Rada.
 
Kalman Mizsei: In the Transnistrian settlement process interests of both Chisinau and Tiraspol are important. Infotag. 01.07.2010. 01.07.2010
Interview with European Union Special Representative for Moldova Kalman Mizsei.
 
Interview with Victor Chirila and Iulian Fruntasu: Negotiations on liberalization of visa regime between Republic of Moldova and the European Union. Vocea Basarabiei. 13.06.2010. 13.06.2010
Corneliu RUSNAC: Today we are going to discuss about the negotiations on liberalization of visa regime between Republic of Moldova and the EU which is to be launched on June 15th in Luxembourg within the Republic of Moldova-EU Cooperation Committee. Our guests in the studio are Mr. Iulian Fruntaşu, Advisor to the Prime Minister on policy issues and Mr. Victor Chirilă, Executive Director of the Foreign Policy Association. Hello!
 
Interview with Vlad Filat: Government has ensured Moldova's survival and started its development. Infotag. 02.06.2010. 02.06.2010
Moldovan Prime Minister Vlad Filat
 
Interview with Victor Osipov: Results of the bilateral consultations tour on the transnistrian issue. Vocea Basarabiei. 16.05.2010. 16.05.2010
In today's show I would like to present you a discussion with Mr. Victor Osipov, Deputy Prime Minister, responsible within the government for the settlement of the transnistrian problem. Recently Victor Osipov visited Brussels and Washington where he met senior officials from EU and U.S. I asked Mr. Osipov what was the purpose and what were the results of these visits?
 
Interview with Andrei Popov: Evolution of Republic of Moldova’s Diplomatic Relations with Romania, Ukraine and Russia. Vocea Basarabiei. 21.04.2010. 19.04.2010
Corneliu RUSNAC, Moderator IMEDIA: Good day dear listeners! I am Corneliu Rusnac and I invite you to a broadcast of discussions on topics of foreign policy, produced with the support of the „Foreign Policy Association” and financed by „Friedrich Ebert” Foundation.  In today's show I
 
Interview with Victor Osipov: Moldova Deputy PM: Transnistria is a European problem.EurActiv.com. 19.04.2010. 19.04.2010
With the Lisbon Treaty, the European Union has more capacity and more powerful tools to establish more of a presence and play a more effective role in resolving Transnistria's frozen conflict, Victor Osipov, deputy prime minister of Moldova, told EurActiv in an exclusive interview. Born in
 
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APE Policy Paper: The Transnistrian Settlement in Stalemate. APE/FEE. 25.05.2015 25.05.2015 // 329.392Kb

In 2014, the small-step policy of engagement with the Transnistrian administration has stalled. The consultations in the "5+2" format were discontinued and discussions on the political and security issues remained blocked. The sectorial cooperation between both banks has generally known no development. The joint working groups met without deciding anything
Victor Chirila: Towards a new European Neighbourhood Policy: A Moldovan perspective. APE/BST. 25.05.2015. 25.05.2015 // 282.596Kb

Moldova supports the ENP as a general policy framework for its members, nevertheless, it is pledging for a clear cut distinction between ENP’s South and East dimensions, between the Eastern Partnership and the Mediterranean Union, between the European and non-European neighbours of the EU. Moreover, past five year have shown
Corneliu Ciurea: The Neutrality of the Republic of Moldova in the Light of Ukraine’s Security Policy. APE/NED. 30.03.2015 // 293.369Kb

Unlike Republic of Moldova, Ukraine never anchored the principle of neutrality in its Constitution, although it announced this intention in the 1990 Declaration of Independence. Ukraine’s experience in terms of neutrality is only limited to the period of 2010-2014, when Kiev passed a law regarding Ukraine’s non-adherence to military blocs
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Opinions & Comments

Some ministers of Leanca Government should be kept, opinions. Info Prim Neo.05.12.2014. 05.12.2014
Some of the ministers who worked efficiently in the Leanca Government should be offered a post in the future Cabinet too so as to be able to continue the initiated reforms. Such opinions were presented in the program “Moldova live” on the public TV channel Moldova 1, IPN reports.
Chisinau does not expect negative reactions from EU member states over visas.The minister Natalia Gherman.Ipn.md.20.11.2013 20.11.2013
Chisinau does not expect negative reactions from any of the EU member states as regards the proposal to abolish the visa regime for Moldovans, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affair and European Integration Natalia Gherman said in an interview for Radio Free Europe, IPN reports.
AS A MINIMUM, EU WANTS STABILITY FROM MOLDOVA –Igor Botan. Infotag.md. 19.11.2013 19.11.2013
At the Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius [November 28-29], the European Commission will propose to cancel visa regime for Moldova citizens traveling to Europe, President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Durao Barroso stated at a news conference in Brussels on Friday.
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Documents

REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL, Fourth Report on the implementation by the Republic of Moldova of the Action Plan on Visa Liberalisation. 21.06.2013. 21.06.2013 // 215.386Kb


Implementation of the European Neighbourhood Policy in 2012 Regional Report: Eastern Partnership, Brussels, 20.3.2013, SWD(2013) 85 final 21.03.2013

Implementation of the European Neighbourhood Policy in Republic of Moldova, Progress in 2012 and recommendations for action, Brussels, 20.3.2013, SWD(2013) 80 final 21.03.2013 // 203.862Kb


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Studies

Trends of Eastern Partnership, Survey on Post-Vilnius Eastern Partnership, Visegrad Fund project 27.04.2015
The aim of the research project “Important, Forgotten, or Irrelevant? Stakeholders' Survey on Post-Vilnius Eastern Partnership” was to map the ideas, opinions and visions of important stakeholders coming from V4 member states and EaP partner countries towards the EaP initiative. Our respondents (politicians, diplomats, civil servants, analysts, NGO workers, journalists,
Corneliu Ciurea: Comparative analysis of options for assurance of national security of the Republic of Moldova in the Context of Russian aggression in Ukraine. APE/FEE. 25.03.2015 // 702.354Kb

In this paper we will debate the main trends that revolve around this major cleavage - neutrality versus accession to NATO- in terms of the consequences of the Ukrainian crisis on Moldova. In our opinion, in this situation the idea of neutrality increasingly loses its sense. Moreover, the disappearance of
EU budget support to Eastern Partnership Countries: Cases of Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine. Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, 2014 16.02.2015 // 7937.782Kb

The publication represents an evaluation which focuses on the EU budget support as an instrument of the EU funding to governments in three Eastern Partnership countries: Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine. This Publication has been produced in the framework of the project "EU Budget Support to the Eastern Partnership Countries: Civil Monitoring
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Weekly Radio Programme 01.02.2009

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