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(By Andrey Makarychev and Andrey Devyatkov) The November 2013 Eastern Partnership (EaP) summit in Vilnius played a key role in the transformation of the concept of the EU as a normative power. The summit was not only a focal point for developing the EU’s eastward policy, it has repositioned the EU as a geostrategic actor. Even Germany, which is usually cast as an “advocate” for Russia, joined other EU member states in support of the...
Guest post by Andrey Devyatkov—The forthcoming Vilnius summit of the Eastern Partnership to take place in a couple of months is expected to be a symbolic breakthrough in the Europeanization plans of Moldova. The Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) might allow for a better access of Moldovan goods to the EU market and vice versa. The EU is trying to present itself as a zone of prosperity and stability, having nothing in common with...
Guest post by Andrey Devyatkov—The EU–Moldova Forum held in Berlin on October, 22-23, 2012, was meant to raise the profile of Moldova as a “success story” within the EU Eastern Partnership. The message from the Moldovan delegation was traditional: the European Union should give Chisinau a clear European perspective untill the next parliamentary elections (in two years). For the Moldovan government, this is a matter of political...
  Guest post by Andrey Devyatkov—After the recent visit of Angela Merkel to Moldova on 22 August many experts expected that the Transdnestrian settlement is to become one of key issues in negotiations between the Kremlin and Moldovan prime minister Vlad Filat. The latter met this week both with Dmitry Medvedev and Vladimir Putin during his two day visit to Russia. It turned out that it is energy cooperation between the two countries that...
  Guest post by Andrey Devyatkov—European interest in Moldova’s future recently received new momentum due to the forthcoming visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Chisinau. Some analysts assume that Germany is going to enhance its activities in Moldova to support Moldova’s “success story” of reforms and consequently shape its gradual integration into the EU. But most analysts see Germany’s interest as an...

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