<![CDATA[Asociaţia pentru Politică Externă]]> http://www.ape.md/ 01.09.2014 en http://www.ape.md/ Copyright (c) 2014 http://www.ape.md/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 <![CDATA[23.03.2014 00:00 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 // Interviews]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=153&id=2106 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.]]> 23.03.2014 00:00 APE Financial Report 2013 <![CDATA[17.03.2014 00:00 APE Financial Report 2013 // Activity Reports]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=274&id=2101 17.03.2014 00:00 APE Financial Report 2012 <![CDATA[07.03.2014 09:16 APE Financial Report 2012 // Activity Reports]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=274&id=2096 07.03.2014 09:16 APE Activity Report Reporting period June - December 2013 <![CDATA[07.03.2014 07:17 APE Activity Report Reporting period June - December 2013 // Activity Reports]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=274&id=2095 07.03.2014 07:17 APE Report Reporting period 01 January – 31 May 2013 <![CDATA[07.03.2014 07:15 APE Report Reporting period 01 January – 31 May 2013 // Activity Reports]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=274&id=2094 07.03.2014 07:15 APE Activity Report - 2012 <![CDATA[07.03.2014 07:09 APE Activity Report - 2012 // Activity Reports]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=274&id=2093 07.03.2014 07:09 Victor Chirila: APE Recommendations for Moldova’s Reintegration Policy. APE. February 2014. <![CDATA[27.02.2014 09:42 Victor Chirila: APE Recommendations for Moldova’s Reintegration Policy. APE. February 2014. // Analyses]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=152&id=2119 27.02.2014 09:42 Lina Grau: APE Recommendations for Combating Discrimination in 2014. APE. February 2014. <![CDATA[27.02.2014 09:40 Lina Grau: APE Recommendations for Combating Discrimination in 2014. APE. February 2014. // Analyses]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=152&id=2118 27.02.2014 09:40 Alexandru Cocirta: Recommendations to Reform the Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Moldova in 2014. APE. February 2014. <![CDATA[27.02.2014 00:00 Alexandru Cocirta: Recommendations to Reform the Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Moldova in 2014. APE. February 2014. // Analyses]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=152&id=2117 27.02.2014 00:00 Victor Munteanu: Recommendations for the MAI Reform in 2014 APE. February 2014. <![CDATA[27.02.2014 00:00 Victor Munteanu: Recommendations for the MAI Reform in 2014 APE. February 2014. // Analyses]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=152&id=2120 27.02.2014 00:00 Victoria Bucataru: the European Agenda of the Republic of Moldova: life after Vilnius. Russkiivopros.com. Issue 4, 2013 <![CDATA[22.01.2014 15:05 Victoria Bucataru: the European Agenda of the Republic of Moldova: life after Vilnius. Russkiivopros.com. Issue 4, 2013 // Analyses]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=152&id=2081 After 22 years of independence, Republic of Moldova (R. Moldova) finally made its first real step towards a comprehensive and foreseeable foreign and domestic policy. The European agenda became one of the elements that guided the domestic reforms and mobilized the activities inside and outside the country. Without neglecting the still existing shortcomings, authorities as well as the civil society concentrated on putting into practice the EU – R. Moldova bilateral documents as to make the European course of the R. Moldova an irreversible one.]]> 22.01.2014 15:05 Chisinau does not expect negative reactions from EU member states over visas.The minister Natalia Gherman.Ipn.md.20.11.2013 <![CDATA[20.11.2013 15:48 Chisinau does not expect negative reactions from EU member states over visas.The minister Natalia Gherman.Ipn.md.20.11.2013 // Opinions & Comments]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=183&id=2049 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.]]> 20.11.2013 15:48 AS A MINIMUM, EU WANTS STABILITY FROM MOLDOVA –Igor Botan. Infotag.md. 19.11.2013 <![CDATA[19.11.2013 15:38 AS A MINIMUM, EU WANTS STABILITY FROM MOLDOVA –Igor Botan. Infotag.md. 19.11.2013 // Opinions & Comments]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=183&id=2048 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.]]> 19.11.2013 15:38 EU - REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA COOPERATION COUNCIL, FIFTEENTH MEETING <![CDATA[25.06.2013 09:33 EU - REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA COOPERATION COUNCIL, FIFTEENTH MEETING // Statements]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=154&id=2005 25.06.2013 09:33 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. <![CDATA[21.06.2013 14:04 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. // Documents]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=155&id=2023 21.06.2013 14:04 Interview with Victor Chirila: Moldova is close to becoming politically and institutionally failed state. Info-Prim Neo. 27.05.2013. <![CDATA[28.05.2013 11:22 Interview with Victor Chirila: Moldova is close to becoming politically and institutionally failed state. Info-Prim Neo. 27.05.2013. // Interviews]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=153&id=1986 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.]]> 28.05.2013 11:22 Victor Chirila: May 9 2013 – The Success Story accompanied on its last journey. 14.05.2013. <![CDATA[14.05.2013 16:30 Victor Chirila: May 9 2013 – The Success Story accompanied on its last journey. 14.05.2013. // Analyses]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=152&id=1976 On May 3, 2013 after a long, hard and untreatable disease, hit by a blind bullet at a boar hunting, died the wunderkind of the Eastern Partnership, the spoiled schoolgirl of Europe – the Success Story of Moldova. In the last moments of her life, she was accompanied by her father Vladimir Filat, President of the Liberal Democratic Party and her step uncle Vladimir Voronin, President of the Communist Party. ]]> 14.05.2013 16:30 Victor Chirila: Quo vadis, Moldova? APE-FES. 29.03.2013. <![CDATA[29.03.2013 14:55 Victor Chirila: Quo vadis, Moldova? APE-FES. 29.03.2013. // Analyses]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=152&id=1956 For two decades, the answer escapes us as a Fata Morgana in the desert of Sahara. For two decades, the Republic of Moldova struggles between to be and not to be. For two decades, Moldova swings confused between East and West. For two decades, we choose between democracy and oligarchy, wealth and poverty, between the modern state and the bankrupt one, forgotten at the edge of European civilization. ]]> 29.03.2013 14:55 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 <![CDATA[21.03.2013 09:47 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 // Documents]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=155&id=1946 21.03.2013 09:47 Implementation of the European Neighbourhood Policy in 2012 Regional Report: Eastern Partnership, Brussels, 20.3.2013, SWD(2013) 85 final <![CDATA[21.03.2013 09:47 Implementation of the European Neighbourhood Policy in 2012 Regional Report: Eastern Partnership, Brussels, 20.3.2013, SWD(2013) 85 final // Documents]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=155&id=1945 21.03.2013 09:47 EUROPEAN COMMISSION, MEMO, Brussels, 20 March 2013, ENP Country Progress Report 2012 – Republic of Moldova <![CDATA[20.03.2013 13:02 EUROPEAN COMMISSION, MEMO, Brussels, 20 March 2013, ENP Country Progress Report 2012 – Republic of Moldova // Documents]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=155&id=1944 20.03.2013 13:02 Joint Statement by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Štefan Füle on the no-confidence vote taken by the Moldovan Parliament on 5 March 2013 , EUROPEA4 U4IO4 Brussels, A 113/13 <![CDATA[06.03.2013 09:34 Joint Statement by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Štefan Füle on the no-confidence vote taken by the Moldovan Parliament on 5 March 2013 , EUROPEA4 U4IO4 Brussels, A 113/13 // Statements]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=154&id=1934 06.03.2013 09:34 Victor Chirila: Can Transnistria be reintegrated? APE. 25.02.2013. <![CDATA[26.02.2013 00:00 Victor Chirila: Can Transnistria be reintegrated? APE. 25.02.2013. // Analyses]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=152&id=1932 Transnistria’s reintegration with a special status within the Republic of Moldova is one of the fundamental priorities of the Moldovan constitutional authorities . To achieve this goal, the Government of the Republic of Moldova is determined to plead for the full withdrawal of the Russian military forces from the territory of the country, replacing peacekeeping forces with an international civilian mission and the settlement of the conflict in the 5 + 2 format, respecting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country. In turn, the secessionist Transnistrian administration rejects from the very beginning any discussions or negotiations with respect to the reintegration of the Transnistrian region with a special status within the Republic of Moldova.]]> 26.02.2013 00:00 Council of the European Union, Press Release, 3222nd Council meeting Foreign Affairs, Brussels, 18 February 2013 <![CDATA[19.02.2013 11:24 Council of the European Union, Press Release, 3222nd Council meeting Foreign Affairs, Brussels, 18 February 2013 // Statements]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=154&id=1924 19.02.2013 11:24 Signing of two bilateral agreements will bring Moldova closer to EU, Schuebel. Info-Prim Neo. 04.02.2013. <![CDATA[06.02.2013 11:00 Signing of two bilateral agreements will bring Moldova closer to EU, Schuebel. Info-Prim Neo. 04.02.2013. // Opinions & Comments]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=183&id=1912 06.02.2013 11:00 Reformation process in Moldova can be faster than now, European official. Info-Prim Neo. 04.02.2013. <![CDATA[06.02.2013 10:59 Reformation process in Moldova can be faster than now, European official. Info-Prim Neo. 04.02.2013. // Opinions & Comments]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=183&id=1911 The reformation process in Moldova can be faster than now, considers the Head of the EU Delegation to Moldova DirkSchuebel. In an interview for Radio Free Europe, the ambassador said he hopes very much that the debates inside the Alliance for European Integration will not hamper the continuation of reforms and their implementation can be even accelerated. ]]> 06.02.2013 10:59 Victoria Bucataru: Lack of effectivive communication strategy on European vector: whim or necessity? Moldova’s Foreign Policy Statewatch, Issue 58, January 2013. Institute for Development and Social Initiatives „Viitorul”. <![CDATA[29.01.2013 00:00 Victoria Bucataru: Lack of effectivive communication strategy on European vector: whim or necessity? Moldova’s Foreign Policy Statewatch, Issue 58, January 2013. Institute for Development and Social Initiatives „Viitorul”. // Analyses]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=152&id=1905 ]]> 29.01.2013 00:00 Victor Chirila: Why a Strategic Partnership between Moldova and Russia Is Not a Realistic Option? Foreign Policy Association (APE). 24.01.2013. <![CDATA[24.01.2013 10:59 Victor Chirila: Why a Strategic Partnership between Moldova and Russia Is Not a Realistic Option? Foreign Policy Association (APE). 24.01.2013. // Studies]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=156&id=1900 ]]> 24.01.2013 10:59 Victor Chirila: How Civil Society is Working to Thaw “Frozen Conflicts” in Eurasia. Open Society Foundations. January 21, 2013 <![CDATA[23.01.2013 15:33 Victor Chirila: How Civil Society is Working to Thaw “Frozen Conflicts” in Eurasia. Open Society Foundations. January 21, 2013 // Analyses]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=152&id=1899 Transnistria, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, and Nagorno-Karabakh are so-called “frozen conflicts” of the Eastern Partnership, a grouping which includes Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. These conflicts represent a serious challenge to the security, stability, and prosperity of the Eastern Partnership countries. The last 20 years have proven that their resolution cannot be achieved by using military force. On the contrary, their future settlement needs a complex approach that would involve not only political negotiation, but also civil society dialogues, confidence and partnership building and reconciliation. That approach has become the official policy of Moldovan authorities with regard to the Transnistrian conflict. Yet, it has gained modest ground in Abkhazia, South Ossetia, and Nagorno-Karabakh, where the main political actors are in a deadlock. ]]> 23.01.2013 15:33 Victor Chirila: Will Prime Minister Filat fly to the Moon? Moscow and Tiraspol want a convincing answer. Info-Prim Neo. 13.11.2012. <![CDATA[13.11.2012 13:06 Victor Chirila: Will Prime Minister Filat fly to the Moon? Moscow and Tiraspol want a convincing answer. Info-Prim Neo. 13.11.2012. // Analyses]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=152&id=1872 When asked about the prospects of settling the Transnistrian issue, Prime Minister Filat states each time that he is ready to fly to the moon if this is what it takes to achieve Moldova’s reintegration. Does Mr. Filat want to repeat the adventures of Baron Munchhausen? Certainly not, the Prime Minister is an experienced, pragmatic and rational politician and not at all an adventurer. Speaking metaphorically, he wants to assure us that in order to solve this conflict he is decided to do everything in his power. ]]> 13.11.2012 13:06