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Is it a New Moldova?

Place du Congrès, Brussels, Belgium

Participationin this event is free of charge.


Is it a New Moldova?


A big political change has just taken place in Moldova. Following a major constitutional crisis the government dominated by the oligarch Vladimir Plahotniuc for a decade has withdrawn, and been  replaced by an unexpected coalition of the pro-Russian Socialist party and the pro-European ACUM party group, with Maia Sandu of ACUM as prime minster. The new government features several apolitical ministers, including Nicu Popescu, as Foreign Minister.  CEPS is delighted to host Minister Popescu to given an account of the new politics of Moldova, especially so since he is a CEPS alumnus having begun his career as a researcher with us.

Nicu Popescu’s speech will be followed by a comment by Thomas de Waal of Carnegie Europe, and then Q & A. Chair: Michael Emerson, CEPS.


Registration from 14.45 – Meeting 15.15 to 16.45

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Steven Blockmans

Director of Research

Speakers list
Nicu Popescu

Foreign Minister of Moldova

Thomas de Waal

Carnegie Europe

Michael Emerson

Associate Senior Research Fellow, CEPS

Natalia Yerashevich

Director, Secretariat of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum