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Moldova and Transnistria: the Spectre of Federalization

... compromise between Moldova, Transnistria, Russia, the European Union, the United States and Ukraine. Finally, Dodon is not fixated on the idea of federalization which, after 2003, became toxic in Moldova because it is associated with the notion of pro-Russian Transnistria and Gagauzia receiving disproportionate levers of influence on Moldova’s domestic and foreign policy. In this sense, it would appear more realistic for Transnistria to secure the status of an autonomous region, just like Gagauzia did. How ...


CIS in 2017: Achievements, Challenges, Prospects

... territorial integrity is still on the agenda and that integrity cannot be questioned. However, from the conflict perspective, there are no attempts to force changes, and changes appear to be unlikely in the foreseeable future. As for the conflict in Transnistria, there are some positive dynamics due to Igor Dodon’s victory in the presidential election. While frequent meetings of a post-Soviet state leader with the Russian counterpart are a rare occurrence, Dodon has already met twice with Vladimir Putin this year. Irina Bolgova: Russia’s Political Agenda in the Post-Soviet Space CIS and integration: In search of opportunities Alexander Gushchin , PhD in History,...


Transnistria: Dilemmas of Peaceful Settlement

... in the Transnistria conflict. On the one hand, it was involved in the negotiation process of a settlement understood as not a victory for Chisinau, but rather a political compromise between the conflicting parties. On the other hand, Moscow saw pro-Russian Transnistria as an outpost for its interests, a counterweight to the attempts of the United States and the European Union to minimize Russia’s influence in the post-Soviet space and to ensure European security [7] . The PMR was seen as an instrument ...


Ukraine is Intensifying the Transnistria Conflict

... (in Russian). [14] Council for National Security and Defense Registers Drones Coming from Transnistria. URL: (in Russian) [15] Transnistrian President Eugeny Shevchuk Gives Interview to Russian TV Channels. URL: (in Russian). [16] Protsyk O. Moldova's Dilemmas in Democratizing and Reintegrating Transnistria. Problems of Post-Communism....


Russia and the EU – Looking for Ways of Cooperation in the Common Neighbourhood: the case of the Republic of Moldova and Transdniestria

... fourteen interdepartmental agreements were signed between the Russian Federation and Transdniestria. In order to expand in the Russian market, it is necessary to promote the introduction of Customs Union standards in Transdniestria, as well as opening certification ... ... accredited with the Customs Union. Possible political space for compromises on trade-related issues Pavel Kandel: Transnistria in the Shadow of the Ukraine Crisis From a technical point of view, Transdniestria and the Republic of Moldova could ...


Transnistria in the Shadow of the Ukraine Crisis

... rosy. Although this takes nothing away from its drama. The most serious challenges arise due to two factors: the signing of an Association Agreement between Moldova and the European Union; and the policy of the new regime in Kiev, for which the pro-Russian enclave in Transnistria is as much of a thorn in its side as the breakaway Donbas region. The creation of a free trade area between Moldova and the European Union that does not include Transnistria could seriously damage the region’s economic situation, depriving ...


RIAC and CMI Discuss Transnistria Settlement

... headed by Marti Ahtisaari held the roundtable “ Russia and the EU: in Search for Ways for Cooperation within Common Neighborhood on the Example of Moldova and Transnistria .” The attendees discussed the political and economic aspects of the Russia-EU-Moldova-Transnistria dialogue with the focus on Transnistria settlement and the impact of the November 30 parliamentary elections in Moldova on its relations with Moscow, Brussels and Tiraspol. Opened by RIAC Program Director Ivan Timofeev and CMI Program Director ...


CMI Expresses Gratitude to RIAC for Cooperation

... Andrey Kortunov received a letter of gratitude from Roxana Cristescu , head of CMI’s Program in Eastern Europe & Caucasus. The CMI is grateful for the event that has provided its team with ample forecasts about Russian policies toward Moldova and Transnistria, as well as Russia-EU interaction on aspects relevant to relations with them. The meeting has been of great significance for CMI and its future activities.


Transnistria: Time to Make a Choice

... Brussels, Russia, like it or not, will be faced with the need to make a choice, as the traditional function of Transnistria to prevent Moldova from drifting towards Romania and/or the EU will lose its importance. Contrary to popular belief, in 2011 Russia accounted for 23.6 percent of the Transnistrian exports and 46.3 percent of its imports, which illustrates the scope of the required reorientation [4] . PMR (as well as Moldova) faces a serious chronic trade deficit. PMR debt on Russian gas has already reached 3.8 billion dollars and ...


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