Nicu Popescu

EU?s failure in Georgia

The EU’s ‘Georgia report’ needs to be seen in light of the EU’s previous performance in the troubled country

Russian and EU powers of attraction

Does the eastern neighbourhood want to join forces with Russia, be part of the EU or go it alone?

Moldova defies post-Soviet traditions

Moldova is the only CIS country with an uninterrupted cycle of legal and constitutional transfers of power through elections since 1991

Go east, Sweden

The Swedish presidency should tour the EU’s eastern periphery to ensure the region does not feel forgotten

Elections in Moldova. Again.

On 29 July Moldova will hold early parliamentary elections. Nicu Popescu offers a snapshot of the country two days before the elections

The end of ?de facto states?

Nicu Popescu comments on developments in Abkhazia and South Ossetia after their recognition by Russia

A Swedish-led listening tour of the East

The EU should start listening and involving the small and fragile states of the eastern neighbourhood, and the Swedish Presidency should be the body lead this “listening tour” charge

Reinvigorating the EU?s Eastern Policy

There will be dire consequences on the EU’s eastern border unless the EU rethinks its eastern neighbourhood strategy