Articles on Nicu Popescu

How the eurozone crisis affects EU power (Commentary)

Nicu Popescu - 25 November 2011

The economic crisis has huge implications for EU foreign policy. There is less time for it, less money available, and Europe's ability to project soft power is in a coma.


Of euro-pessimism and failures (Commentary)

Nicu Popescu - 15 December 2009

Should we be depressed or happy about the state of Europe? In truth, no one knows.

EU-Armenia: high-level, but low-profile (Commentary)

Nicu Popescu - 12 October 2009

Armenia pragmatically tries to benefit from what the EU offers.

EU?s failure in Georgia (Commentary)

Nicu Popescu - 04 October 2009

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 (Commentary)

Nicu Popescu - 13 September 2009

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

The EU?s decline as viewed by Russia (Commentary)

Nicu Popescu - 25 August 2009

It's always good to know what Russia thinks of you, especially when it may have a point.

Moldova defies post-Soviet traditions (Commentary)

Nicu Popescu - 17 August 2009

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

Go east, Sweden (Commentary)

Nicu Popescu & Andrew Wilson - 31 July 2009

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

Elections in Moldova. Again. (Commentary)

Nicu Popescu - 27 July 2009

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

The summer of eastern Europe's discontent (Commentary)

Nicu Popescu & Andrew Wilson - 20 July 2009

The EU needs to better marshal its soft power in the eastern neighbourhood.