<![CDATA[Asociaţia pentru Politică Externă]]> http://www.ape.md/ 29.06.2016 en http://www.ape.md/ Copyright (c) 2016 http://www.ape.md/Counsil of the European Union:Joint Press Release following the second Association Council meeting between the European Union and the Republic of Moldova. 14.03.2016. <![CDATA[17.03.2016 10:05 Counsil of the European Union:Joint Press Release following the second Association Council meeting between the European Union and the Republic of Moldova. 14.03.2016. // News]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=173&id=2283 The European Union and the Republic of Moldova (hereinafter "Moldova) held today the second meeting of the Association Council under the Association Agreement. The EU and Moldova reconfirmed the common determination to implement their commitments to strengthening Moldova´s political association and economic integration with the EU.]]> 17.03.2016 10:05 Dovilė Šukytė,Victoria Bucătaru,Simonas Čepėnas,Hennadiy Maksak,Svetlana Rogov,Iurii VdovenkoECONOMIC CHALLENGES OF UKRAINE AND MOLDOVA ON THE WAY TO EU. <![CDATA[22.02.2016 10:50 Dovilė Šukytė,Victoria Bucătaru,Simonas Čepėnas,Hennadiy Maksak,Svetlana Rogov,Iurii VdovenkoECONOMIC CHALLENGES OF UKRAINE AND MOLDOVA ON THE WAY TO EU. // Studies]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=156&id=2279 22.02.2016 10:50 Crisis in Moldova. A republic, if you can steal it. The Economist. 30.01.2016 <![CDATA[01.02.2016 13:12 Crisis in Moldova. A republic, if you can steal it. The Economist. 30.01.2016 // Opinions & Comments]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=183&id=2275 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.]]> 01.02.2016 13:12 Press Release, “Communicating Europe” task force group meeting, Chisinau, December 10, 2015 <![CDATA[11.12.2015 00:00 Press Release, “Communicating Europe” task force group meeting, Chisinau, December 10, 2015 // News]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=173&id=2267 In September 2015, the Foreign Policy Association of Moldova in partnership with Foundation Institute for Eastern Studies (Poland), Center for EU Enlargement Studies (Hungary), Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (Slovakia), Association of International Affairs (Czech Republic), the Georgian Institute for Strategic Studies (Georgia), the Institute of World Policy and the financial support of the Visegrad Fund has launched a new project entitled “V4 Supporting Communication Strategy of Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine on implementing AA and DCFTA” .]]> 11.12.2015 00:00 Press Release, “Communicating Europe” task force group meeting, Chisinau, December 10, 2015 <![CDATA[11.12.2015 00:00 Press Release, “Communicating Europe” task force group meeting, Chisinau, December 10, 2015 // Events]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=150&id=2268 In September 2015, the Foreign Policy Association of Moldova in partnership with Foundation Institute for Eastern Studies (Poland), Center for EU Enlargement Studies (Hungary), Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (Slovakia), Association of International Affairs (Czech Republic), the Georgian Institute for Strategic Studies (Georgia), the Institute of World Policy and the financial support of the Visegrad Fund has launched a new project entitled “V4 Supporting Communication Strategy of Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine on implementing AA and DCFTA” .]]> 11.12.2015 00:00 Victoria Bucătaru,Anita Sobják "Aid Coordination in Moldova: Politics Killing Policy" <![CDATA[30.11.2015 00:00 Victoria Bucătaru,Anita Sobják "Aid Coordination in Moldova: Politics Killing Policy" // Studies]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=156&id=2264 30.11.2015 00:00 Press release, Study Visit on Rural Development in Estonia, 19 – 24 October 2015. APE/MFA Estonia. <![CDATA[26.10.2015 15:00 Press release, Study Visit on Rural Development in Estonia, 19 – 24 October 2015. APE/MFA Estonia. // Events]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=150&id=2261 During 19-24 October, the Foreign Policy Association (APE) in partnership with the Estonian Rural Network organized a rural development information visit to Estonia. The visit was aimed at studying Estonian best experience in implementing rural development policy.]]> 26.10.2015 15:00 Victor Chirila, Moldova – The Falling Star of the Eastern Partnership (EaP), APE/BST, 16.06.2015. <![CDATA[16.06.2015 10:53 Victor Chirila, Moldova – The Falling Star of the Eastern Partnership (EaP), APE/BST, 16.06.2015. // Analyses]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=152&id=2245 16.06.2015 10:53 APE Policy Paper: The Transnistrian Settlement in Stalemate. APE/FEE. 25.05.2015 <![CDATA[25.05.2015 10:32 APE Policy Paper: The Transnistrian Settlement in Stalemate. APE/FEE. 25.05.2015 // Analyses]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=152&id=2236 25.05.2015 10:32 Victor Chirila: Towards a new European Neighbourhood Policy: A Moldovan perspective. APE/BST. 25.05.2015. <![CDATA[25.05.2015 00:00 Victor Chirila: Towards a new European Neighbourhood Policy: A Moldovan perspective. APE/BST. 25.05.2015. // Analyses]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=152&id=2237 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 that even the Eastern Partnership is not a monolithic group of countries, on the contrary, its members have different level of ambitions when it comes to the scope and depth of their domestic reforms and their relationships with the EU. Therefore, Moldova is pledging strongly for a deeper differentiation including between the Eastern Partnership countries. In its view, the countries that have the will and determination to develop political association and economic integration relations with the EU, through implementing far-reaching democratic and economic reforms, should enjoy a clear cut European membership perspective.]]> 25.05.2015 00:00 Victoria Bucataru, “Moldova still at the crossroads: Is the European path irreversible?” <![CDATA[18.05.2015 00:00 Victoria Bucataru, “Moldova still at the crossroads: Is the European path irreversible?” // Studies]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=156&id=2246 “Moldova still at the crossroads: Is the European path irreversible?” in The Di fferent Faces of "Soft Power": The Baltic States and Eastern Neighborhood between Russia and the EU/ Ed. by Toms Rostoks and Andris Spruds. – Riga: Latvian Institute of International Affairs, 2015. – 256 p., http://www.liia.lv/site/docs/LIIA_soft_power_book_web_layout.pdf]]> 18.05.2015 00:00 Trends of the Eastern Partnership before Riga, Survey on Post-Vilnius Eastern Partnership, Visegrad Fund project, Brussels, 17.04.2015. <![CDATA[27.04.2015 10:31 Trends of the Eastern Partnership before Riga, Survey on Post-Vilnius Eastern Partnership, Visegrad Fund project, Brussels, 17.04.2015. // Events]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=150&id=2222 Association for International Affairs organized a public presentation of the final results of its unique research project focused on the Eastern Partnership Initiative at the Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the EU in Brussels on April 14. The key findings on Moldova were presented by APE research fellows Victoria Bucataru. The project was realized with the generous support of the International Visegrad Fund. ]]> 27.04.2015 10:31 Trends of Eastern Partnership, Survey on Post-Vilnius Eastern Partnership, Visegrad Fund project <![CDATA[27.04.2015 10:21 Trends of Eastern Partnership, Survey on Post-Vilnius Eastern Partnership, Visegrad Fund project // Studies]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=156&id=2221 27.04.2015 10:21 Corneliu Ciurea: The Neutrality of the Republic of Moldova in the Light of Ukraine’s Security Policy. APE/NED. <![CDATA[30.03.2015 13:18 Corneliu Ciurea: The Neutrality of the Republic of Moldova in the Light of Ukraine’s Security Policy. APE/NED. // Analyses]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=152&id=2214 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 – so called non-bloc status. After repealing of this law, Ukraine comes back to the idea of adherence to NATO, even though there is hardly any possibility for this idea to become reality in the near future, due to the war in the region. Observing Kiev’s fluctuations between a country with a neutrality status and the desire to come under the Western security umbrella, the Chisinau Government could draw some conclusions related to the functionality of the neutrality principle enshrined in Article 11 of the Constitution.]]> 30.03.2015 13:18 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. <![CDATA[25.03.2015 08:49 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. // Studies]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=156&id=2210 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 previously accepted rules turns the neutrality into an almost hollow concept. However, the paradox of security insurance makes, despite continued erosion of its contents, neutralityto remain an indispensable concept from the view of necessity to reduce the risks. Any guidance in other direction, would lead to an unjustified increase of risks and threats for the Republic of Moldova.]]> 25.03.2015 08:49 APE Activity Report - 2014 <![CDATA[25.02.2015 15:57 APE Activity Report - 2014 // Activity Reports]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=274&id=2203 25.02.2015 15:57 APE Financial Report 2014 <![CDATA[25.02.2015 00:00 APE Financial Report 2014 // Activity Reports]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=274&id=2202 25.02.2015 00:00 EU budget support to Eastern Partnership Countries: Cases of Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine. Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, 2014 <![CDATA[16.02.2015 15:02 EU budget support to Eastern Partnership Countries: Cases of Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine. Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, 2014 // Studies]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=156&id=2198 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 and Evaluation", funded by the European Union and co-funded by the Sweden Government.]]> 16.02.2015 15:02 EU and Council of Europe to Boost Cooperation in Eastern Partnership Region. Visa- Free Europe, 29.12.2014. <![CDATA[29.12.2014 11:09 EU and Council of Europe to Boost Cooperation in Eastern Partnership Region. Visa- Free Europe, 29.12.2014. // News]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=173&id=2178 29.12.2014 11:09 Moldova’s Vote to Embrace Europe Puts the EU in the Hot Seat. By Victor Chirila, Open Society Foundation, 12 December 2014. <![CDATA[16.12.2014 10:17 Moldova’s Vote to Embrace Europe Puts the EU in the Hot Seat. By Victor Chirila, Open Society Foundation, 12 December 2014. // Analyses]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=152&id=2171 16.12.2014 10:17 Some ministers of Leanca Government should be kept, opinions. Info Prim Neo.05.12.2014. <![CDATA[05.12.2014 19:51 Some ministers of Leanca Government should be kept, opinions. Info Prim Neo.05.12.2014. // Opinions & Comments]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=183&id=2176 05.12.2014 19:51 European Commission's support to the Republic of Moldova. EU MONITOR, 15.05.2014. <![CDATA[12.11.2014 16:09 European Commission's support to the Republic of Moldova. EU MONITOR, 15.05.2014. // News]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=173&id=2162 12.11.2014 16:09 Ecorys UK, „Quality Sociological Survey on the Dialogue Between Two Banks of Dniester River”, Tiraspol, July 2014 <![CDATA[31.07.2014 10:16 Ecorys UK, „Quality Sociological Survey on the Dialogue Between Two Banks of Dniester River”, Tiraspol, July 2014 // News]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=173&id=2224 31.07.2014 10:16 Ecorys UK, „National Survey on the Transnistrian Reintegration Prospects: Public Perceptions”, CBS AXA, Chisinau, May 2014 <![CDATA[30.05.2014 10:21 Ecorys UK, „National Survey on the Transnistrian Reintegration Prospects: Public Perceptions”, CBS AXA, Chisinau, May 2014 // News]]> http://www.ape.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=173&id=2225 30.05.2014 10:21 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