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Author: Piotr Oleksy

Old Moldova in new Europe

Since 2009, Moldova’s ruling elite have primarily based their political narratives on pro-European integration. Events that have unfolded in 2018, however, have made the continuation of this course nearly impossible.

In September 2018 Vladimir Plahotniuc, the leader of Moldova’s ruling Democratic Party and the most powerful oligarch in the country, announced that his party was set to change political course. Up until then, it had been the most important pro-European political force in Moldova. However, while preparing for the 2019 February parliamentary elections, it became a “pro-Moldovan” party. To many commentators this announcement was interpreted as a future turn towards Russia.

November 5, 2018 - Piotr Oleksy

Moldovans. A (de)constructed nation.

The local political-business elite is doing everything in its power to halt the finalisation of the formation of the Moldovan nation. While looking to the West, the elites have had the same role as the “Green Barons” of the kolkhoz nomenclature

September 6, 2018 - Piotr Oleksy

Moldova. Values and geopolitics

Moldova is beginning to resemble the pro-western autocracies of the Middle East. While the United States legitimises the country’s pathologies of power, the European Union is trying to address them.

May 17, 2016 - Piotr Oleksy

Is the Campaign Season Starting Early in Moldova?

The upcoming Vilnius Summit of the Eastern Partnership has caused heightened political tensions in Moldova for the last several months.

November 13, 2013 - Piotr Oleksy

Is the Campaign Season Starting Early in Moldova?

The upcoming Vilnius Summit of the Eastern Partnership has caused heightened political tensions in Moldova for the last several months.

November 13, 2013 - Piotr Oleksy

Shevchuk: Like a fish in a net

“Finally, I would like to add that I see in Transnistria a huge amount of communal and social tension. We have very little time, really very little time, if we want to do something about it. Otherwise, it may lead to a demographic catastrophe or the outbreak of massive social unrest for the country. Something may explode…”

July 29, 2013 - Piotr Oleksy

Chișinău-Tiraspol: One piano, four hands

In the last few weeks there has been an increase of tension in relations between Moldova and the breakaway territory of Transnistria.

May 12, 2013 - Piotr Oleksy

Moldova – An important visit at a key moment

The recent visit of the foreign ministers of Poland, Great Britain, Sweden to Moldova may not have been really noticed by the European media, but it had a very important meaning for the situation in this country. The foreign ministers of Poland, the United Kingdom and Sweden, Radosław Sikorski, William Hague and Carl Bildt respectively, […]

March 5, 2013 - Piotr Oleksy

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