Raluca Besliu

EU wins Nobel Peace Prize- reactions from EUROPP experts

Today it was announced that the European Union has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize “for over six decades contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe”. We asked EUROPP’s expert contributors for their immediate reactions.  South East Europe poses a continuing challenge to the Union and its widely lauded model of conflict transformation […]

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Angela Merkel’s recent visit to Moldova illustrates how the country is caught between the interests of Russia and the EU

Moldova is caught between the interests of two of Europe’s most powerful players, Russia and the EU. Russia would like to use Moldova’s troubled region of Transnistria as a foothold of influence into Central Europe, which is the cause of some concern for the EU. Raluca Besliu looks at Moldova’s relationship with the two powers, arguing that the country’s status […]

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