Category Archives: Moldova

Jul 20 2015

Identity politics and kin-state relations from the bottom-up in Crimea and Moldova

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By Eleanor Knott In 1991, Moldova declared itself an independent state as part of the dissolution of the Soviet Union. In 2014, the recognised Ukrainian territory of Crimea was annexed by Russia. Here, Eleanor Knott discusses identity politics and kin-state … Continue reading

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Oct 14 2014

What can Ukraine learn from a post-2009 Moldova? It’s not just institutions that need to change

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By Ellie Knot After events in Ukraine in 2014, there’s been a lot of reflection on what this means for other post-Soviet states, and in particular Moldova, with its own separatist regions (Transnistria, Gagauzia) and upcoming elections at the end … Continue reading

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Jun 13 2014

The Ukraine Crisis has Complicated Moldova’s Political Situation Ahead of Signing an Association Agreement with the EU

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By Ellie Knott and David Rinnert  Over the past two years, well before recent events in Ukraine, the EU’s Eastern neighbourhood had become an increasing concern. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, however, has led to a deteriorated political situation across the region. … Continue reading

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