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#3 Eurasia on the Move – Republic of Moldova

Inga Kjer / IEP
Inga Kjer / IEP

The third episode provides an insight into EU’s fight against corruption in Moldova. Furthermore, it discusses how EU competences vary in different policy areas.

The widespread corruption has a negative impact on the internal development of the Republic of Moldova and the EU integration process. How are the EU and the Council of Europe engaged in the fight against corruption in Moldova and where are their limits of action? Who are other relevant actors? To learn more about the issue, we interviewed Eliana Coraci and Mihai Corman, two of our Eurasia Lab Fellows, who share their research on existing anti-corruption efforts. They emphasise that the EU’s potential to influence different policy areas are quite different.

Eliana Coraci is a research fellow at the German-Moldovan Forum in Chișinău and project manager for #WeWatch, a project that aims to tackle disinformation by promoting young people’s information strategies and providing a participatory approach towards a capacity building.

Mihai-Razvan Corman is a research assistant and project leader at the German-Moldovan Forum in Chișinău and is working on the project “Developing the Rule of Law and Strengthening Anti-Corruption Measures in Public Procurement in the Republic of Moldova.”

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The IEP podcast series “Eurasia on the Move” provides insights into current political and social developments in the countries of Central Asia, the South Caucasus and Eastern Europe. The podcast series discusses current developments in the Eurasian region with regard to democratisation, the rule of law, civil society and human rights. The content is tailored to researchers and non-experts alike. Eurasia Lab Fellows share their personal experience and knowledge of the dynamics in the region and their importance for the European Union’s relations with these countries. The scientists are currently working on a research project that analyses the developments affecting the region. In the podcast, they explain their project goals and methods, present initial results and give other researchers practical tips.

The countries of the Eurasian region are currently experiencing transformative political and socio-economic developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic, political conflicts, the fight against corruption and the engagement of civil society actors. The IEP aims to network researchers working on these issues, to promote understanding of these processes and to strengthen the EU’s relations with these countries.

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About the Eurasia Lab and Fellowship Programme project: Young researchers from Eastern Europe and Eurasia receive support through fellowships to realise their research projects. The Eurasia Lab & Fellowship Programme also helps them network with other researchers and activists working on the region.

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