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EU visa liberalisation: success for Moldova, slow progress for Ukraine

in Moldova by Cosmin
On 19 November, the EU Council acknowledged that Moldova has completed the first phase of the Visa Liberalisation Action Plan (VLAP), and agreed that it can move onto the second phase. Fulfilling the VLAP should lead to the abolition of Schengen visas. The Action Plan consists of two phases: preparation (drawing up reforms and legislative changes) and implementation (of the planned reforms).So far, the EU has granted the Action Plan on Visa Liberalisation to Moldova (in January 2011) and…

Financial Markets, Politics and the New Reality

Financial Markets, Politics and the New Reality

Stratfor.com By George Friedman Louis M. Bacon is the head of Moore Capital Management, one of the largest and most influential hedge funds in the world. Last week, he announced that he was returning one quarter of his largest fund, about $2 billion, to his investors. The reason he gave to The...

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Romania trapped between the referendum and criticism from the EU

A referendum on the impeachment of President Traian Basescu will be held on 29 July in Romania. On 18 July, under pressure from the EU, the parliament changed the rules for holding the referendum and introduced a 50 per cent turnout requirement in order for the vote to be binding....

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Ukraine is becoming dependent on Russian loans

Ukraine is becoming dependent on Russian loans

On 29 March, the state-owned Naftohaz announced that it is seeking to open a credit line for $2 billion with Russia’s Gazprombank for a period of 7 years. By way of explanation, Naftohaz said that it did not have the resources to pay for Russian gas, due to high prices...

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Recursul Patriarhiei Moscovei la etnolingvistică sau manipularea prin limbaj ca procedeu de menţinere a puterii canonice

Recursul Patriarhiei Moscovei la etnolingvistică sau manipularea prin limbaj ca procedeu de menţinere a puterii canonice

Vlad Cubreacov   Sub patriarhul Kiril, Patriarhia „multinaţională”, de fapt, supranaţională şi, astfel, imperială prin (auto)definiţie, a Moscovei şi a întregii Rusii promovează o nouă politică etnolingvistică. Dragostea Moscovei pentru ucraineni Primul element pe care l-au remarcat observatorii vieţii bisericeşti din Rusia este că versiunii ruseşti a paginii oficiale de internet a Patriarhiei din...

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The consequences of electing the President of Moldova

The consequences of electing the President of Moldova

On 16 March, Moldova’s parliament elected as president Nicolae Timofti, a judge, the candidate of the ruling Alliance for European Integration (AIE), and the chairman of the Supreme Judiciary Council. In addition to the members of the three parties forming the AIE (who together hold 58 seats in parliament) and...

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The State of the World: Germany's Strategy

The State of the World: Germany's Strategy

By George Friedman The idea of Germany having an independent national strategy runs counter to everything that Germany has wanted to be since World War II and everything the world has wanted from Germany. In a way, the entire structure of modern Europe was created to take advantage of Germany's economic...

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Raw material partnership between Germany and Kazakhstan

Raw material partnership between Germany and Kazakhstan

Germany and Kazakhstan entered into a partnership agreement “in the area of raw materials, industry and technology” on 8 February in Berlin. The agreement will enable German firms to explore and produce inter alia rare earth metals in Kazakhstan. In exchange, Germany is to support the construction of modern industry and...

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A risky attempt to break the political deadlock in Moldova

A risky attempt to break the political deadlock in Moldova

On 15 January, the leaders of the three parties in Moldova’s ruling coalition, the Alliance for European Integration, announced that a referendum would be held in April to modify the procedures for presidential elections. This change will involve reducing the number of votes needed in parliament to elect a president...

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A wave of protests sweeps across Romania – a threat of internal destabilisation?

A wave of protests sweeps across Romania – a threat of internal destabilisation?

Starting on 13 January, Romania has seen its largest antigovernment demonstrations since the late 1990s. According to the Romanian Gendarmerie, approximately 13,000 people took to the streets across the country at the height of the protests. With the exception of Bucharest, where the demonstrations turned into one-day violent riots, these...

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Articol din STRATFOR: WikiLeaks and the Afghan War
Marţi, 27 Iulie 2010
By George Friedman On Sunday, The New York Times and two other newspapers published summaries and excerpts of tens of thousands of documents leaked... Citeşte mai mult...
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Vineri, 13 Ianuarie 2012
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Marţi, 18 Octombrie 2011
From the Mediterranean to the Hindu Kush: Rethinking the Region is republished with permission of STRATFOR. By George Friedman The territory... Citeşte mai mult...
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A new force in Georgia politics?
Luni, 17 Octombrie 2011
Aleksandra Jarosiewicz On 7 October, the Georgian billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili (the richest man in Georgia, with a fortune estimated at US$5.5... Citeşte mai mult...
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Angela Merkel pays a visit to China
Vineri, 10 Februarie 2012
During her visit to China (1–3 February), the German chancellor attempted to convince the Chinese government to become engaged in assistance for... Citeşte mai mult...
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Joi, 20 Octombrie 2011
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BNR: Între 2004 şi 2008 intrau în România 16 miliarde de euro anual. Aceşti bani nu mai vin
Joi, 20 Octombrie 2011
Intrările anuale de capital însumau în medie circa 16 miliarde de euro între 2004-2008, dar odată cu începutul crizei acest flux de bani s-a... Citeşte mai mult...
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Duminică, 23 Octombrie 2011
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The breakdown of political order in Romania
Vineri, 07 Septembrie 2012
Tomasz Dąborowski Last week saw an escalation in the conflict between President Traian Basescu and the Victor Ponta government which has been in... Citeşte mai mult...
Romania trapped between the referendum and criticism from the EU
Marţi, 31 Iulie 2012
A referendum on the impeachment of President Traian Basescu will be held on 29 July in Romania. On 18 July, under pressure from the EU, the... Citeşte mai mult...
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A wave of protests sweeps across Romania – a threat of internal destabilisation?
Luni, 23 Ianuarie 2012
Starting on 13 January, Romania has seen its largest antigovernment demonstrations since the late 1990s. According to the Romanian Gendarmerie,... Citeşte mai mult...
EU visa liberalisation: success for Moldova, slow progress for Ukraine
Sâmbătă, 01 Decembrie 2012
On 19 November, the EU Council acknowledged that Moldova has completed the first phase of the Visa Liberalisation Action Plan (VLAP), and agreed that... Citeşte mai mult...
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Recursul Patriarhiei Moscovei la etnolingvistică sau manipularea prin limbaj ca procedeu de menţinere a puterii canonice
Duminică, 25 Martie 2012
Vlad Cubreacov   Sub patriarhul Kiril, Patriarhia „multinaţională”, de fapt, supranaţională şi, astfel, imperială prin (auto)definiţie, a... Citeşte mai mult...
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The consequences of electing the President of Moldova
Vineri, 23 Martie 2012
On 16 March, Moldova’s parliament elected as president Nicolae Timofti, a judge, the candidate of the ruling Alliance for European Integration... Citeşte mai mult...
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Financial Markets, Politics and the New Reality
Miercuri, 15 August 2012
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The State of the World: Germany's Strategy
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Turkish-Russian tension over the Syrian crisis
Duminică, 21 Octombrie 2012
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Joi, 02 Septembrie 2010
După ce au preluat controlul asupra Consiliului Naţional al Minorităţii Române, autorităţile sârbe pregătesc o nouă lovitură împotriva... Citeşte mai mult...
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Miercuri, 28 Iulie 2010
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Ukraine is becoming dependent on Russian loans
Duminică, 08 Aprilie 2012
On 29 March, the state-owned Naftohaz announced that it is seeking to open a credit line for $2 billion with Russia’s Gazprombank for a period of... Citeşte mai mult...
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Minsk boycotts the Eastern Partnership summit
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Strikes in Kazakhstan are growing
Duminică, 28 August 2011
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Raw material partnership between Germany and Kazakhstan
Duminică, 19 Februarie 2012
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Marţi, 19 Iulie 2011
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Vineri, 10 Septembrie 2010
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Rusia pierde 
o oportunitate cu Japonia
Luni, 02 August 2010
sursa: Romania Libera: de YURIKO KOIKE Schimbul recent de spioni dintre Rusia şi Statele Unite pare să demonstreze că „resetarea" relaţiilor... Citeşte mai mult...
Talibanii pakistanezi ar putea fi plasati pe lista neagra a organizatiilor teroriste
Miercuri, 12 Mai 2010
Departamentul american de stat ia in considerare decizia de a-i include pe lista organizatiilor teroriste pe talibanii pakistanezi, dupa ce s-a... Citeşte mai mult...

Czech-Ukrainian relations cool off again

in Opinii by Cosmin
Two weeks after the Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov’s visit to Prague, which was aimed at thawing Czech-Ukrainian relations, the Czech government has given political asylum to Oleksandr Tymoshenko, the husband of the former Prime Minister of Ukraine who has been sentenced to seven years' imprisonment. Mr Tymoshenko is an entrepreneur (and also has stakes in a company in the Czech Republic), and had hitherto not been involved in political life in Ukraine. In the Czech Republic, however,…

From the Mediterranean to the Hindu Kush: Rethinking the Region Read more: From the Mediterranean to the Hindu Kush: Rethinking the Region | STRATFOR

in Opinii by Administrator
From the Mediterranean to the Hindu Kush: Rethinking the Region is republished with permission of STRATFOR. By George Friedman The territory between the Mediterranean and the Hindu Kush has been the main arena for the U.S. intervention that followed the 9/11 attacks. Obviously, the United States had been engaged in this area in previous years, but 9/11 redefined it as the prime region in which it confronted jihadists. That struggle has had many phases, and it appears to have entered a new one…

A new force in Georgia politics?

in Opinii by Administrator
Aleksandra Jarosiewicz On 7 October, the Georgian billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili (the richest man in Georgia, with a fortune estimated at US$5.5 billion) issued a statement in which he announced the creation of a new political party. Its goal is to win next year's parliamentary elections and remove the current ruling camp from power. Ivanishvili made a fortune in the 1990s and early 2000s in Russia, where he was involved in the banking industry and metallurgy together with major Russian…

Yulia Tymoshenko sentenced

in Opinii by Administrator
Sławomir Matuszak and Tadeusz A. Olszański On 11 October, the former Prime Minister of Ukraine, Yulia Tymoshenko, was convicted and sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment. In addition, the court ruled that she was forbidden from holding public office for three years, and was obliged to pay damages to Naftohaz amounting to 1.5 billion hryvnia (approximately US$187 million). The court also upheld her detention on remand while she appeals, which her defence team has already announced she will…

Tendinţe şi schimbări în corpul social al Republicii Moldova

in Opinii by Administrator
Vlad CUBREACOV Institutul Republican Internaţional (IRI) la Chişinău a comandat, aşa cum obişnuieşte la fiecare jumătate de an, un nou sondaj naţional. Chestionarea pe teren a fost făcută de operatorii Magenta Consulting în perioada 20 august – 2 septembrie 2011, iar cercetarea a fost elaborată, coordonată şi analizată de Baltic Surveys/The Gallup Organization. Sondajul, având o marjă de eroare sub 3%, a cuprins un eşantion de 1200 rezidenţi din Republica Moldova cu vârsta de peste 18 ani.…

photo Limba română sub garanţiile RSS Moldoveneşti
Între euroconformitate şi recurs la geolingvistică Limba este un fel de cod genetic al fiecărui popor, fiind depozitarul şi expresia istoriei sale. O limbă exprimă pe deplin identitatea inconfundabilă a unui popor în mozaicul lumii. Orice limbă este un organism viu şi se confundă cu fiinţa etnică a unui popor. De regulă, aria de răspândire a unei limbi coincide cu spaţiul etnic de geneză şi devenire a etniei respective. Alteori, intervenţiile brutale în istorie ale uno

photo Ukraine is becoming dependent on Russian loans
On 29 March, the state-owned Naftohaz announced that it is seeking to open a credit line for $2 billion with Russia’s Gazprombank for a period of 7 years. By way of explanation, Naftohaz said that it did not have the resources to pay for Russian gas, due to high prices and customers’ rising debts. The suspension of Ukraine’s cooperation with the IMF in late 2010 resulted in a significant increase in credit costs for Ukrainian companies in Western banks. In this situation, Russian loans are

photo Rusia pierde 
o oportunitate cu Japonia
sursa: Romania Libera: de YURIKO KOIKE Schimbul recent de spioni dintre Rusia şi Statele Unite pare să demonstreze că „resetarea" relaţiilor dintre cele două ţări a funcţionat. În schimb, până acum, Rusia a făcut prea puţin pentru „a reseta" relaţiile sale cu Japonia. Aceasta nu este doar o oportunitate pierdută, având în vedere nevoia Rusiei de a-şi moderniza economia, dar şi o gravă eroare strategică, având în vedere îngrijorarea tot mai mare a Rusiei privind

photo The U.S.-Saudi Dilemma: Iran's Reshaping of Persian Gulf Politics Read more: The U.S.-Saudi Dilemma: Iran's Reshaping of Persian Gulf Politics | STRATFOR
The U.S.-Saudi Dilemma: Iran's Reshaping of Persian Gulf Politics is republished with permission of STRATFOR.By Reva BhallaSomething extraordinary, albeit not unexpected, is happening in the Persian Gulf region. The United States, lacking a coherent strategy to deal with Iran and too distracted to develop one, is struggling to navigate Iraq’s fractious political landscape in search of a deal that would allow Washington to keep a meaningful military presence in the country beyond the end-of-201

photo How Ukrainian oligarchs view economic integration with the EU and Russia
The negotiations between Ukraine and the European Union on the Association Agreement and the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) have reached the final stage. Russia is opposed to Ukraine signing this agreement. Ukraine's main oligarchs can neither push forward nor impede the conclusion of the DCFTA as on the whole it does not directly affect their interests. The signing of the agreement does not bring any visible profits for Ukraine's key export branches as the EU market is re

photo Violenţele continuă în Grecia după aprobarea împrumutului de 110 miliarde de euro de la FMI şi UE
Riscurile extinderii crizei din Grecia în Portugalia şi Spania sunt discutate la reuniunea statelor din zona euro. Între timp, la Atena, situaţia este în continuare extrem de tensionată, după ce oficialii greci au aprobat, joi, planul de austeritate, prin care ţara va primi 110 miliarde de euro din partea FMI şi a Uniunii Europene.

photo Fortele special ruse au eliberat un petrolier capturat de piratii somalezi
Fortele speciale ruse au efectuat, joi dimineata, un raid impotriva piratilor somalezi care deturnasera un petrolier, reusind sa elibereze echipajul si sa-i aresteze pe pirati, a anuntat Forta navala anti-piraterie a UE, citata de AP.  Nava Moscow University, sub pavilion liberian dar detinuta de guvernul de la Moscova, a fost capturata miercuri, iar cei 23 de marinari rusi se refugiasera intr-o camera de urgenta.

photo Conflict violent la granita dintre Macedonia si Kosovo: patru morti
Patru persoane si-au pierdut viata miercuri, la granita dintre Macedonia si Kosovo, in urma unui schimb de focuri dintre un grup armat si politisti.Conflictul violent a avut loc in noaptea de marti spre miercuri, langa satul Radusa. Se pare ca un grup de traficanti de arme a deschis focul asupra fortelor de ordine, iar politistii au raspuns folosind armamentul din dotare, relateaza Agentia Focus.Patru persoane au fost ucise, iar alte cateva ranite, iar pana acum au fost identificate doar trei

photo The State of the World: Germany's Strategy
By George Friedman The idea of Germany having an independent national strategy runs counter to everything that Germany has wanted to be since World War II and everything the world has wanted from Germany. In a way, the entire structure of modern Europe was created to take advantage of Germany's economic dynamism while avoiding the threat of German domination. In writing about German strategy, I am raising the possibility that the basic structure of Western Europe since World War II and of Europ

photo Bani pentru Moldova? Capacitatea de absortie mica!
In perioada de cand Alianta pentru Integrare Europeana a preluat puterea la Chisnau a inceput concursul “Cine are cei mai multi bani de cheltuiut in Moldova”.

photo Financial Markets, Politics and the New Reality
Stratfor.com By George Friedman Louis M. Bacon is the head of Moore Capital Management, one of the largest and most influential hedge funds in the world. Last week, he announced that he was returning one quarter of his largest fund, about $2 billion, to his investors. The reason he gave to The New York Times was that he had found it difficult to invest given the impossibility of predicting the European situation. He was quoted as saying, "The political involvement is so extreme -- we have no

Talibanii pakistanezi ar putea fi plasati pe lista neagra a organizatiilor teroriste
Departamentul american de stat ia in considerare decizia de a-i include pe lista organizatiilor teroriste pe talibanii pakistanezi, dupa ce s-a anuntat ca acestia au avut o implicare in atentatul esuat cu masina capcana de la 1 mai, la New York. Potrivit agentiei France Presse, purtatorul de cuvant al Departamentului de Stat, Philip Crowley, a declarat ca responsabilii americani se gandesc "la modul cel mai serios" la aceasta problema, o propunere legislativa in acest sens fiind deja inaintata

photo Achiziţia avioanelor F-16: între eşec şi vulnerabilitate strategică
sursa: Civitats Politiics Blogs Context nefericit Pe data de 3 august a expirat termenul limităpână la care România trebuia să accepte oferta Statelor Unite privind achiziţia de avioane F-16 C/D în uz. Această ofertă făcea parte dintr-un plan ambiţios al Forţelor Aeriene Române de a moderniza aviaţia militară românească şi de a accede la programul F-35 Lightning II sau Joint Strike Fighter, dezvoltat de Statele Unite in parteneriat cu alte opt state europene: Marea Brita

photo A risky attempt to break the political deadlock in Moldova
On 15 January, the leaders of the three parties in Moldova’s ruling coalition, the Alliance for European Integration, announced that a referendum would be held in April to modify the procedures for presidential elections. This change will involve reducing the number of votes needed in parliament to elect a president from 61 (a three-fifths majority) to 51 (50% +1). The Alliance hopes in this way to avoid another, third in a row, early parliamentary elections, fearing that the opposition Comm

photo Românii din Timoc, infiltraţi de sârbi
După ce au preluat controlul asupra Consiliului Naţional al Minorităţii Române, autorităţile sârbe pregătesc o nouă lovitură împotriva „vlahilor“ de pe Valea Timocului. Belgradul pregăteşte, pentru luna septembrie, interzicerea limbii române în Valea Timocului, pe considerentul că vlahii nu ar fi români. Noua conducere a Consiliului Naţional al Minorităţii Române/Vlahe din Serbia (CNMRS), formată din socialişti şi democraţi, de orientare antiromânească, intenţ

photo The Libyan War of 2011
By George Friedman The Libyan war has now begun. It pits a coalition of European powers plus the United States, a handful of Arab states and rebels in Libya against the Libyan government. The long-term goal, unspoken but well understood, is regime change — displacing the government of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and replacing it with a new regime built around the rebels. The mission is clearer than the strategy, and that strategy can’t be figured out from the first moves. The strat

photo Nigeria: Goodluck Jonathan a fost investit in functia de presedinte, dupa moartea lui Umaru Yar'dua
Presedintele interimar al Nigeriei, Goodluck Jonathan a fost investit in functia de sef al statului, in urma decesului presedintelui Umaru Yar'Adua, dupa o lunga perioada de boala. Jonathan, presedinte interimar din luna februarie, isi va continua mandatul pana la alegerile prezidentiale, ce vor avea loc anul viitor. Statul nigerian a decretat sapte zile de doliu, informeaza BBC.

photo Strategia Rusiei pe termen scurt
de Cristian Negrea Se pare că avansul Rusiei se accelerează, cel puţin în privinţa Ucrainei. La foarte scurt timp de la preluarea preşedinţiei de către Victor Ianukovici, politica şi economia ucraineană îşi cam predau atribuţiile Rusiei. Acelaşi lucru se petrece şi cu forţele armate şi serviciile secrete. Şeful de stat major al armatei Ivan Svida (instalat în administraţia lui Iushcenko) îşi dă demisia, aproape în acelaşi timp în care Ucraina anunţă că renunţă la

photo Barack Obama a decis reducerea efectivelor militare în Irak
sursa: TVR.ro Odată cu încheierea misiunii de luptă în Irak, Statele Unite trec de la o prezenţă militară la operaţiuni de instruire şi îndrumare. Este explicaţia dată de preşedintele Barack Obama la Atlanta, în faţa veteranilor invalizi pentru confirmarea reducerii efectivelor americane în Irak, cu începere de la 31 august. Aproximativ 50 de mii de militari americani vor continua procesul de antrenare a armatei şi poliţiei irakiene, vor efectua în comun operaţiuni de com

photo Analiza STRATFOR: Social Media as a Tool for Protest
By Marko Papic and Sean NoonanInternet services were reportedly restored in Egypt on Feb. 2 after being completely shut down for two days. Egyptian authorities unplugged the last Internet service provider (ISP) still operating Jan. 31 amidst ongoing protests across the country. The other four providers in Egypt — Link Egypt, Vodafone/Raya, Telecom Egypt and Etisalat Misr — were shut down as the crisis boiled over on Jan. 27. Commentators immediately assumed this was a response to the organiz