Vadim Pistrinciuc is a visiting fellow with the Wider Europe programme at the European Council of Foreign Relations. His topics of focus include the Eastern Partnership, Russia, public policies and reforms in EaP countries, social development, human rights and informational security.
Pistrinciuc is currently a Konrad Adenauer Stiftung visiting fellow based in ECFR's Berlin office. He was a member of Parliament of Moldova from 2014 to 2019. He served as the Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Protection from 2009 until 2011 and was senior political adviser to the Prime Minister from 2011 until 2013. He advised the Prime Minister on public administration reforms, political programs, political strategies. Prior to that, Pistrinciuc served an expert, project manager and consultant on projects within international organizations (UNDP, UNICEF, OIM) in the areas of human rights, public administration reforms, anti-corruption and social development. He holds a PhD in Sociology from Moldova State University.
- 17 April 2019
An open letter by high-ranking former European Union officials urges Europe to reject a United States Middle East plan in the case that it promotes unequal rights between Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. A number of ECFR Council Members have signed it.
Clara Portela - 24 April 2019
Sanctions for ‘misappropriation’ have proved their worth in forging ties with new leaders in Tunisia, Egypt, and Ukraine. But it is time to strengthen them
Mark Leonard - 24 April 2019
Many observers expect a grand showdown between the forces of “open” and “closed” societies in next month's European Parliament elections, with the very future of the European Union at stake. They are right to be worried, but wrong about the reason.
by Kevin Cunningham, Simon Hix, and Michael Marsh, with Susi Dennison - 23rd April, 2019
Tarek Megerisi - 18 April 2019
The UK, Germany, and Italy are forming a common position following the latest Libya offensive. This should form the core of Europeans exerting greater collective influence over events there
by Jasmine M. El-Gamal - 13th March, 2019
by Alida Vračić - 31st January, 2019
by Gustav Gressel - 28th November, 2018
Mark Leonard speaks with Simon Kuper, Tara Varma and Manuel Lafont Rapnouil about the Yellow Vest Movement, and whetherit’s only a French phenomenon. The podcast was recorded on 21 March 2019.
Sur le fil de l'asile by Pasquale Brice
Harcelées by Astrid de Villaines
Heroic Failure: Brexit and the Politics of Pain by Fintan O’Toole
Twilight of the Elites: Prosperity, the Periphery, and the Future of France by Christophe Guilluy & Malcolm DeBevoise
The 2019 European Election: How anti-Europeans plan to wreck European and what can be done to stop it by Susi Dennison and Pawel Zerka
Why Viktor Orbán and his allies won’t win the EU elections by Ivan Krastev
Will the yellow vests movement spread across Europe? by Tara Varma
Jeremy Shapiro is standing in for the regular host Mark Leonard and discusses the current situation in Crimea and relations between Russia and Ukraine with ECFR experts Kadri Liik and Nicu Popsecu. The podcast was recorded on 13 March 2019.
EU Radio is now also broadcasting this podcast on Tuesdays at 7pm and Wednesdays at 9am CET every week. You can listen to the station at euradio.fr.
We need to talk about Putin by Mark Galeotti
History of the Russian Revolution by Leon Trotsky
The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Mark Leonard speaks with Andrew Lebovich, Anthony Dworkin and Chloe Teevan, about what the demonstrators want, and EU-Algeria relations.
La Martingale Algérienne, Réflexions sur une crise by Abderrahmane Hadj-Nacer
A History of Algeria by James McDougall
The Battlefield: Algeria 1988-2002, Studies in a Broken Polity by Hugh Roberts
Protests and the ailing president: Algeria's political crisis by Andrew Lebovich
Renewing Europe by Emmanuel Macron
Mark Leonard speaks with Ellie Geranmayeh and Dr Kayhan Barzegar about Mohammad Javad Zarif’s resignation and the current political situation in Iran. The podcast was recorded on 27 February 2019.
Becoming by Michelle Obama
Reading Lolita from Tehran by Azar Nafisi
Let the swords encircle me by Scott Peterson
Direct from the Hotel Bayerischer Hof, Mark Leonard, Ulrike Franke and Jonathan Hackenbroich share their post-conference insights. They discuss speeches by German chancellor Angela Merkel, US vice-president Mike Pence, and Britain’s defence secretary Gavin Williamson, and talk about their favourite side-events.
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
The Light that Failed: How the West Won the Cold War But Lost the Peace by Ivan Krastev & Stephen Holmes (forthcoming September 2019)
The podcast was recorded on 17 February 2017.
Podcast de notre discussion du 14 février « Europe-Maghreb : quelle coopération en matière de migration ? » en présence de Tasnim Abderrahim, chercheuse invitée au programme MENA de l’ECFR, Shoshana Fine, coordinatrice du programme Europe Puissance de l'ECFR, Olivier Kaba, responsable d’équipe projets Migrations de l'AFD et Chloe Teevan, coordinatrice du programme MENA de l’ECFR.