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Împreună vom construi o țară după chipul și înfățișarea noastră – o Moldovă Europeană

Republica Moldova este prin definiție un stat European, iar nazuința legitimă a majorității cetățenilor a fost și rămâne aderarea la marea familie Europeană.  Odată cu semnarea Acordului de Asocierea, ponderea politică și economică a Uniunii Europe în Republica Moldova a … Continue reading
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Moldova’s Political Vulnerabilities at Systemic, Institutional and Individual Levels

Ever since it gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, the Republic of Moldova has been struggling with transition from a totalitarian one-party system to a functioning pluralist democracy. The country’s track record of democratization, understood as the institutionalization … Continue reading
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Avenues of Russian Political Intervention in Moldova

A divided national identity and pervasive Soviet legacy provide fertile ground for Russian interfer­ence in the weak and unstable Moldovan political system. Historically, Moldovan political elites have always been divided between those who support and those who oppose closer ties with Russia. Russophiles … Continue reading
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Democracy in Moldova: A Cautionary Tale

There is a meme circulating on the Moldovan internet that ironically describes the country’s capital, Chișinău, as a “European city.” Although it is true that Chișinău is a city in Europe, it bears little resemblance to Berlin, Paris, and Rome. … Continue reading
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Deconcstructing Vlad Plahontiuc’s article in the Wall Street Journal

An article published in the WSJ opinion section on 27 December, 2017, signed by the head of Moldova’s ruling Democratic Party Vlad Plahotniuc proclaimed that Moldova needs the West’s help against an aggressive Russia, but a closer scrutiny of Plahotniuc’s record … Continue reading
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Moldovan Politics 2017: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Moldova has witnessed clear signs of democratic backsliding in 2017 on the backdrop of some consumptions based economic growth – the government calls it stability, while the opposition views it as stagnation at best. Window-dressing reforms and paying lip service … Continue reading
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Moldovan President Igor Dodon Suspended by the Constitutional Court

The Moldovan Constitutional Court temporarily suspended the country’s president, on October 20, following a request by the government to interpret article 98, paragraph 6 of the Constitution, covering the president’s role in government reshuffles (Constcourt.md, October 20). The issue dates … Continue reading
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Don’t give up on democracy in Moldova

My country was once a leader in democratic transition in the post-Soviet space. It had high hopes of joining the European family of nations as the poster child of the European Union’s Eastern Partnership programme. This has proven to be … Continue reading
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Să facem Moldovenii mândri de țara lor!

Cum ne dorim noi sa arate Moldova peste cinci ani? O țară cu o politică externă consecventă, care a recăpătat încrederea partenerilor externi, care se mișcă cu pași rapizi spre marea familie europeană. O țară care vorbește cu o singură … Continue reading
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Moldova’s Civil Society under Attack

Alongside Georgia and Ukraine, Moldova has one of the most liberal and vibrant civil societies in the post-Soviet space. Just remember the so-called “Twitter Revolution” in April 2009. The revolution, which spelt the beginning of the end for Vladimir Voronin’s … Continue reading
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Change of Electoral Systems in EaP Countries: Bolstering Dictators or Causing Maidan

Armenia: Before the Constitutional Referendum of 2015, Armenia was a semi-presidential republic. It had a semi-proportional representation underpinned by a majority bonus system. The unicameral parliament – National Assembly consisted of 131 deputies, of which 90 were elected on a … Continue reading
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Moldova’s New Electoral Bill Divides the Country

In early March 2017, Vlad Plahotniuc, media mogul and head of the ruling Democratic Party in Moldova, proposed a bill to change the country’s parliamentary electoral system from proportional to first-past-the-post. Plahotniuc realized that under the current proportional electoral system … Continue reading
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Changing the rules of the game in Moldova

It’s favourite move of dictators and autocrats everywhere: change the rules of the game once you start losing support or approach the legally mandated finish line. The post-Soviet space abounds in cases where heads of state overstay their terms in … Continue reading
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The Future of Moldovan Politics after October 30th

Lately, Moldova has been going through some major political transformations. Firstly, a directly elected president is, perhaps, the most obvious of several such developments. Another well documented process is the reformatting of the political spectrum both on the left and … Continue reading
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Party Funding – the Root of all Evil?

Moldovan political parties have presented their half year financial reports to the Central Electoral Commission. There is tremendous variation among the leading parties in terms of their wealth and donor base. According to the data, unsurprisingly, the ruling Democratic party … Continue reading
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Aspire Professional – World Class Leadership Training Experience

In 2011 a group of Romanian Ivy League graduates decided to recreate and pass on a similar educational experience at home. This group of friends shared a passion for education and a desire to offer their peers in Romania and … Continue reading
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Gender inEquality in Moldovan Politics

One would be surprised to learn that Moldova ranks 10th in the world among countries that have most women managers, with 44.1% of management positions filled by women.  The US is 15th with 42.7%, and, surprisingly, Canada is only 36th … Continue reading
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Vlad Plahotniuc for President!

There is increasing buzz about Vlad Plahotniuc’s presidential ambitions. After his recent PR offensive in Washington, where he met with Victoria Nuland and visited the IMF, he then organized a surprise Economic Forum in Chisinau, announced just the day before, … Continue reading
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The Struggle of LGBT People in Moldova

Apart from being one of the poorest country in Europe, Moldova also happens to be one of the most homophobic. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons in Moldova face many challenges, even if same-sex sexual activity is not criminalized. A … Continue reading
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Șapte Motive de ce PAS-ul Trebuie să Meargă pe Calea Liberalismului Social

Unii vor spune că partidele din Moldova au doar o ideologie de vitrină și vor avea dreptate. Este un fapt bine cunoscut, comuniștii i-au încredințat fostului social-democrat Valeriu Lazăr și actualului socialist Igor Dodon implementarea unor reforme vădit liberale precum … Continue reading
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