Report on first workshop of the German-American Dialogue on the post-Soviet space
On July 5th and July 6th, the first workshop of the German-American dialogue on the Post-Soviet Space took place in Berlin. The two-day event was attended by more than 40 experts from national administrations, embassies, parliaments and think tanks from Germany, the U.S., Moldova, Latvia and Romania that discussed the following key topics:
- Domestic challenges to transformation in post-Soviet countries: role of veto powers, vested interests, external actors
- U.S., German and EU policies and approaches towards the region: conditionality, ownership/co-ownership of reform processes, role of civil society
- A case study of Moldova: analysis of the policies supporting transformation, lessons learned and scenarios
- Recommendations for EU/U.S. policy development in support of transformation processes
The second of four workshops in the series on post-Soviet space will be held from 26th to 27th September in Washington D.C.. A report that summarizes the discussions of the first event is now available below as PDF document.