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In Moldova, an election that solves nothing

The results of a general election on 30 November show Moldovans are split on whether to pursue closer ties with the European Union or maintain existing relations with the Russian Federation, complicating the crafting of a sustainable national identity across ideological lines. Amelie Meyer-Robinson assesses what the upcoming coalition negotiations hold in store for Moldova. … Continue reading

European Union vs. Eurasian Union; going into extra time
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European Union vs. Eurasian Union; going into extra time

The EU’s Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius saw Georgia and Moldova initial Association Agreements, but Ukraine and Armenia have leant towards a Russian alternative. Giovanni Cadioli asks why the Eurasian Union has made an unlikely comeback, and whether it is sustainable. As shown in a post published last week, Russia has not been entirely successful … Continue reading

The Vostok Report
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The Vostok Report

The news to 24 November 2013 Large protests in Kyiv over failure of EU-integration path. Unverified reports put numbers at 100,000. pic.twitter.com/UmYJl2AyMW — Vostok Cable (@VostokCable) November 24, 2013 Ukrainians protested in large numbers at the decision of the country’s government to suspend negotiations with the European Union over the signature of an Association Agreement. … Continue reading

The Vostok Report
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The Vostok Report

The news to 21 October 2013 Alexei Navalny, the Moscow mayoral candidate and anti-corruption campaigner, was given a suspended sentence following a conviction for fraud. The charge, widely seen as politically motivated, had been seen as a way of silencing Navalny, but defeat in an apparently honest municipal in Moscow gave the regime a degree … Continue reading

The Vostok Report
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The Vostok Report

The news to 8 March 2013. Happy International Women’s Day. 5 March: Moldova‘s government fell after 54 of 101 deputies voted with a no-confidence motion sponsored by the Communist Party. The administration had been hit by scandals, but the Communist Party objected to the pace of European integration. An Association Agreement may not now be … Continue reading