Deepening EU-Moldovan Relations: What, why and how? Second edition

Michael Emerson, Denis Cenusa

This Handbook, now in its second edition, represents the most comprehensive and independent assessment of the Association Agreement and Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) between the Moldova. It is one of a Trilogy of Handbooks, alongside comparable publications on Georgia and Ukraine.

The signing of this agreement in 2014 was an act of strategic geopolitical significance. Of all the EU’s Eastern neighbours, Moldova is objectively the most European on several accounts, including sharing a common history, language, culture and border with an EU member state, namely Romania. These factors provide a positive foundation for a successful integration with the EU, notwithstanding major political challenges that the country currently experiences. The Handbook details these challenges in operational detail.

This Handbook is co-edited by Michael Emerson, Associate Senior Research Fellow at CEPS, and Denis Cenușa, Associated Expert at Expert Grup. Other CEPS contributors to this volume included: Steven Blockmans, Hrant Kostanyan and Guillaume Van der Loo. Other Expert-Grup contributors included Denis Cenușa, Vadim Gumene, Iurie Morcotylo, Dumitru Pîntea and Tatiana Savva.

Co-published with Rowman and Littlefield International (RLI), this book can be purchased for £24.95, either in paperback or as an e-Book from the RLI website.