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Paul Ivan
Paul Ivan
Senior Policy Analyst
Tel:  +32 (0)2 235.08.80
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Twitter: @paul2ivan

Paul Ivan joined the EPC in 2013 and works as a Senior Policy Analyst in the Europe in the World and the European Politics and Institutions programmes.

Before joining the EPC, Paul was a diplomat working on the South Caucasus countries in the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a researcher at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels and a researcher on EU external relations and security issues at the Romanian Center for European Policies (CRPE), where he remains an affiliated expert. Working for a time in the European External Action Service (EEAS), he was involved in EU’s Association Agreement negotiations with the South Caucasus countries and Moldova.

Paul holds an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and bachelor’s degrees in international relations, European studies and history.

Internal Responsibilities

Coordination or support for several projects within the Europe in the World and EU Politics and Institutions programmes.

Area of expertise

EU external relations including the European Neighbourhood Policy and EU relations with Eastern Europe, EU sanctions, transatlantic relations, the EU Common Security and Defence Policy, EU politics and institutions

Languages

English, French, Romanian

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Media appearances

Obozrevatel (Ukraine)
6 December 2017
Why Ukraine is not being taken to the EU

Bloomberg
24 November 2017
Ukrainian Graft Battle Falls Into Disarray Beneath EU Spotlight

La Libre (Belgium)
16 October 2017
Qui est ce groupe de Visegrad qui séduit l'extrême-droite autrichienne?

Deutsche Welle (Germany)
13 October 2017
Ungarn schwingt EU-Keule gegen Ukraine

CGTN English (China)
19 September 2017
Germany goes to polls & Hillary Clinton reflects on defeat in Tell-All

Altinget (Denmark)
6 September 2017
Samuelsen efterlyser mere udenrigspolitisk handlekraft i EU

The Wall Street Journal (US)
27 July 2017
EU Threatens Poland With Sanctions Over Court Overhaul

DIGI 24 (Romania)
26 July 2017
Jurnalul de Seara

Bloomberg (US)
24 July 2017
Polish Leader Vetoes Justice Bills Amid EU and Public Outcry

The New York Times (US)
29 June 2017
Mihai Tudose, Once Accused of Plagiarism, Is Romania’s New Prime Minister

Bloomberg (US)
25 June 2017
What One Premier’s Demise Says About Who Runs Europe’s East

Deutsche Welle (Ukrainian Desk)
8 June 2017
Експерт: НАТО не прийматиме нового члена, якщо це послаблюватиме Альянс

EuroZprávy.cz (Czech Republic)
26 March 2017
Je czexit reálný? Reakce přímo z Bruselu, došlo i na Merkelovou

CGTN English (China)
17 March 2017
World Insight

RTV 4 (Slovenia)
23 February 2017
Globus

EUObserver
20 February 2017
Why Romania erupted in protest

Bloomberg (US)
12 February 2017
Romanians Demand Government Quits in Renewed Mass Protests

Novoye vremya (Ukraine)
10 February 2017
Свои против чужих

Dagbladet Information (Denmark)
9 February 2017
Storbritanniens militærmagt er jokeren i Brexit-forhandlingerne

Berlingske (Denmark)
7 February 2017
Massedemonstrationer ryster Rumæniens regering

Financial Times
5 February 2017
Romania scraps corruption immunity for politicians

The Times (UK)
3 February 2017
Huge protests erupt over corruption law

Al Jazeera
3 February 2017
Why is Romania suddenly in turmoil?

Deutsche Welle (Germany)
27 January 2017
Inside Europe - Romanian president and people unite in protest

EU Observer (Belgium)
25 January 2017
Ten years on, Romania and Bulgaria still dogged by corruption

Radio Free Europe (Moldova Service)
17 January 2017
Nu este în niciun fel o reacţie disperată a UE la faptul că domnul Dodon se duce la Moscova

POLITICO (Europe)
23 December 2016
Romania, the last hope for progressives (or not)

The New York Times (US)
21 December 2016
Romania Set for First Female, and First Muslim, Prime Minister

Bloomberg (US)
20 December 2016
EU Renews Russian Sanctions But This Time Could Be the Last

Politico (EU)
12 December 2016
Pragmatism is a winner for Romanian Left

Bloomberg (US)
9 December 2016
The one land where populists aren’t

Polygraph (Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty)
1 December 2016
Putin: US Pressures Eastern European NATO Members to Accept Missile Bases

События (Ukraine)
24 November 2016
Петро Порошенко у Брюсселі зустрівся з європейськими лідерами

Radio Svoboda - Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (US)
17 November 2016
Україна має підстави побоюватися розгортання московського сценарію реінтеграції Придністров’я – експерт

Politico (Belgium)
12 November 2016
Romanians vote in the shadow of corruption

RTBF (Belgium)
9 November 2016
Trump président: pour l'analyste Paul Ivan "le TTIP est vraiment mort"

TVR (Romania)
8 November 2016
Cum vor evolua relaţiile UE-SUA după alegerile americane

The Times (UK)
30 October 2016
Moldova joins drift back to Moscow

Radio Romania Actualitati (Romania)
21 October 2016
Reuniunea Consiliului European-acordul CETA , în dezbatere la RRA

Politiken (Denmark)
20 October 2016
EU's ledere famler efter en måde til at styre Putin

EU Reporter (Belgium)
17 October 2016
MEP calls for ‘transparency and fairness’ in upcoming #Romania elections

Le Temps (Switzerland)
14 September 2016
Jean-Claude Juncker plaide en faveur d’un QG militaire

DIGI 24 (Romania)
30 August 2016
INTERVIU. Un dosar care va spori tensiunile între UE și două țări rebele – Ungaria și Turcia

Euro Integration (Ukraine)
23 August 2016
Ядерні боєголовки на румунській базі: історія сенсації, якої не було

Bloomberg TV (Bulgaria)
18 August 2016
Румъния няма нужния капацитет за ядрените оръжия от Инджирлик

Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty
18 August 2016
Bucharest Denies Reports That U.S. Is Moving Nukes From Turkey To Romania

Eurasianet
28 July 2016
Moldova: No Support for NATO Involvement in Transnistria Dispute

The Christian Science Monitor
6 July 2016
As NATO expands in East Europe, locals feel protected – and targeted

DIGI24 (Romania)
29 June 2016
Ce se va întâmpla cu românii care vor să lucreze sau să studieze în UK? Răspund șapte experți

DIGI24 (Romania)
21 June 2016
Cum poate referendumul din Marea Britanie influența România

Deutsche Welle (Germany)
6 June 2016
Два роки на посаді: західні експерти оцінили роботу Порошенка

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
3 June 2016
Chafing At Sanctions, Moscow Pokes And Pries At EU Unity

Deutsche Welle (Ukrainian Service)
25 May 2016
Возвращение Савченко на Украину: политические последствия

Népszabadság (Hungary)
3 May 2016
Zöld utat kaphatnak a törökök Európába

CCTV (China)
26 April 2016
World Insight

CCTV (China)
13 April 2016
Discussion: Ukrainian PM’s resignation

RIA Novosti (Russia)
7 April 2016
Аналитик: референдум не обязывает ЕС отказаться от ЗСТ с Украиной

CCTV (China)
6 April 2016
Discussion: What lies ahead for the US and the NATO alliance?

Česká televize (Czech Republic)
6 March 2016
Slovak elections

Česká televize (Czech Republic)
4 March 2016
Slovak elections

Radio Free Europe (Ukraine)
23 February 2016
Європейці втрачають терпіння в очікуванні реформ і миру на Донбасі – Монґроньє

CCTV (China)
19 February 2016
Brexit: Can Cameron forge a new deal with Europe?

Czech Radio
15 February 2016
Analytici: Země V4 nechápou, jak se hledají spojenci, a své argumenty nedokážou vysvětlit

YLE (Finland)
27 January 2016
The EU's internal and external challenges

Convorbiri Europene (Romania)
26 January 2016
Mi-aș dori ca românii să nu se mai raporteze la UE în termeni de 'UE a decis'

Digi24 (Romania)
19 January 2016
Jurnalul de Seară - Developments in Poland

Euranet Plus (Brussels)
2 December 2015
EU countries step up support for France in Syria

EU countries step up support for France in Syria
2 December 2015

Paul Ivan talks to Euranet Plus about the implications of EU member states joining the fight against ISIS following the Paris attacks. 

EU Observer
2 December 2015
Juncker rebukes Hungary's EU commissioner

Politiken (Denmark)
1 December 2015
Nato er klar til historisk udvidelse – selv om det gør Rusland rasende

Deutsche Welle (Russian)
27 November 2015
Во имя деэскалации: почему Берлин недоволен блокадой Крыма

BBC 1 (UK)
26 November 2015
Business Live

Wiener Zeitung (Austria)
19 November 2015
Reisefreiheit in Gefahr

Deutsche Welle
5 November 2015
Huge NATO exercise to send signal to Russia

POLITICO (Brussels)
4 November 2015
Romanian PM Ponta steps down after protests

UNIMEDIA.info (Romania)
4 November 2015
Moldova's political crisis

TRT World (Turkey)
19 October 2015
NATO Military Exercise

Radio Svoboda (Ukraine)
16 October 2015
Клименко страждає нарцисизмом – політтехнолог про піар екс-міністра

Information (Denmark)
12 October 2015
NATO og Ruslands optrapning truer freden i Europa

POLITICO (Brussels)
9 October 2015
Romanian In the loop:Prim-ministrul cercetat penal, criza refugiaților

Vice News (US)
6 October 2015
Romania's defense

The Epoch Times (Romania)
2 October 2015
Despre frânele extinderii UE

Calea Europeana
2 October 2015
Dezbaterea „România și extinderea Uniunii Europene în Balcanii de Vest”

Deutsche Welle News (Russian)
8 September 2015
Зона свободной торговли ЕС и Украины: чего опасается Россия - DW Новости

Deutsche Welle News (Ukrainian)
8 September 2015
Україні бракує стратегії щодо біженців з Донбасу - DW Новини

Radio France Internationale (ALLÔ BRUXELLES)
7 September 2015
La Moldavie toujours plus proche de l'Union Européen

Radio Svoboda (Ukraine)
2 September 2015
Санкції тривають. Задля перемоги України – євродепутат Ребекка Гармс

POLITICO Europe
23 June 2015
Embattled Romanian leader claims bum knee, steps aside

Adevarul Live (Romania)
8 May 2015
Tsunami scoţian la alegerile din Marea Britanie

Deutsche Welle (Germany)
23 April 2015
Коли українцям варто очікувати на безвізовий режим із Європою?

Bloomberg
22 April 2015
Gazprom Accused of Market-Power Abuse to Raise EU Gas Prices

EU Commission raise charges against Gazprom
22 April 2015
 
De Morgen (Belgium)
14 April 2015
Scandinavië verenigt zich tegenMoskou

Wiener Zeitung (Austria)
18 March 2015
Die Grenzen der Aufrüstung

Information (Denmark)
17 March 2015
Når det kan betale sig at tilstå

Russia, energy to dominate EU summit
17 March 2015
 
Belsat TV (Belarus)
12 March 2015
Еўрадэпутаты раскрытыкавалі «ісламскую версію» забойства Нямцова

Ceska Televize (Czech Republic)
8 March 2015
Někteří čeští ministři se na schůzky do Bruselu příliš nehrnou

Hromadske TV (Ukraine)
4 March 2015
Громадське світ з Ольгою Токарюк

Anadolu Agency (Turkey)
25 February 2015
Greek Cypriots set to sign military deals with Russia

Deutsche Welle (Russia)
24 February 2015
Война и визы: Украина ждет позитивных решений от Брюсселя

Deutsche Welle (Ukraine)
20 February 2015
Візовий рок: Війна на Донбасі - виклик на шляху до безвізового режиму з ЄС

Segodnya (Ukraine)
20 February 2015
Эксперт о миротворцах на Донбассе: 'Максимум, что может быть, – увеличение миссии ОБСЕ'

Politiken (Denmak)
17 February 2015
Ukraine bløder trods våbenhvile

International Business Times
13 February 2015
Ukraine Ceasefire Agreement: Who Came Out On Top In Minsk?

Radio Svoboda (Ukraine)
13 February 2015
«Мінськом» криза на Донбасі не завершиться – європейські експерти

Bloomberg
13 February 2015
Putin's High Tolerance for Pain and Europe's Reluctance to Inflict It

Metro (Mexico)
10 February 2015
EXPERTO: "El éxito de la Cumbre de Ucrania dependerá de Vladimir Putin"

спецпроект (Ukraine)
5 February 2015
мир в украине глазами экс пертов

eunews (Italy)
3 February 2015
La Romania ha la sua “Mani pulite”: ondata di arresti contro politici corrotti

Radio Svoboda (Ukraine)
29 January 2015
Нові євросанкції щодо Росії: чи підтримають їх греки, які симпатизують Москві?

HotNews (Romania)
29 January 2015
Expertii European Policy Centre: Vladimir Putin sfideaza Occidentul. Un acord intre Rusia si Turcia ar fi un dezastru pentru UE

New York Times (US)
6 January 2015
Despite Pressure, EU's Sanctions Against Russia Could Last

Washington Post (US)
6 January 2015
Despite pressure, EU’s sanctions against Russia could last

Information (Denmark)
4 December 2014
Eksperter: Økonomisk pres bag russisk beslutning om at droppe South Stream

Le Temps (Switzerland)
2 December 2014
Bruxelles ne pleure pas l’abandon du projet gazier South Stream

Ukraine crisis: Russian economy will suffer more than the European one
1 December 2014
 
Cursedeguvernare.ro (Romania)
27 November 2014
Alegeri la Chişinău (2) / Economia preelectorală a Moldovei

Information (Denmark)
25 November 2014
Et svækket Rusland skader naboers demokratiske omstilling

Cursedeguvernare.ro (Romania)
25 November 2014
Alegeri la Chişinău (1) / Republica Moldova alege între Est şi Vest. Riscurile şi varianta de compromis între UE şi Rusia

People's Daily (China)
20 November 2014
Difficult to break the deadlock, Ukraine crisis into cold winter

Bloomberg
19 November 2014
Iran Failure to Evade Sanctions Offers Russia Little Hope

Ukraine crisis: EU not ready to go much further on sanctions
18 November 2014
 
Financial Times
17 November 2014
Iohannis wins Romanian elections

Information (Denmark)
14 November 2014
Rusland og Ukraine plejer fælles interesser over for EU

Stirile TV (Romania)
10 November 2014
Iniţiativa "TELEJURNAL MOLDOVA", salutată la Bruxelles de comentatorii politici

Global Post (USA)
1 November 2014
Romanian election raises concerns about democracy

Reuters
30 October 2014
Romania's Ponta heads for presidency with justice in spotlight

Ziare (Romania)
26 October 2014
Putin vede Ucraina ca pe o tara artificiala, formata din bucati ale altor state Interviu

Dnevnik (Slovenia)
30 September 2014
Junckerjeva ekipa na parlamentarnem situ

Thomas Reuters Foundation
30 September 2014
Are sanctions against Russia worth the cost?

RIA Novosti (Russia)
29 September 2014
Экзамен для тяжеловесов: депутаты ЕП заслушают Еврокомиссию Юнкера

Zpravy (Czech Republic)
29 September 2014
Zeman výroky o sankcích proti Rusku oslabuje společnou politiku EU, říká bruselský analytik

EuroNews
25 September 2014
Spend more, spend better to improve EU defence

CNTV (China)
10 September 2014
Crossover: EU delays sanctions on Russia amid economy concerns

Voice of America (US)
8 September 2014
EU Tightens Sanctions Against Russia

112 Ukraine TV
5 September 2014
Эксперты: Могли бы предложить больше, но нет единства - сюжет телеканала "112 Украина"

Euronews
5 September 2014
Sanctions and the Russia-Ukraine crisis

CSMonitor (USA)
4 September 2014
France calls off Mistral warship sale to Russia. Should EU buy it instead?

Dziennik Gazeta Prawna (Poland)
28 August 2014
Obawiam się umiejętności językowych Donalda Tuska

De Standaard (Belgium)
29 July 2014
Sancties die economie raken

Revista 22 (Romanian weekly magazine)
29 July 2014
European reaction to the Ukrainian crisis

Associated Press / CBS News
29 July 2014
Europe agrees on tough new sanctions against Russia

Bloomberg
28 July 2014
Orban Says He Seeks to End Liberal Democracy in Hungary

EU’s sanctions against Russia - BBC World (live TV-interview)
24 July 2014

Bloomberg
24 July 2014
Russia’s State Banks Targeted in EU Sanctions Proposals

ABC News (USA)
22 July 2014
Amid Sanctions, France in Warship Sale to Russia

The Washington Post (USA)
22 July 2014
Amid sanctions, France in warship sale to Russia

Dagbladet Information (Denmark)
22 July 2014
Kijev slår til, mens verdens øjne følger Putin

Bulgarian National Radio
19 July 2014
Пол Иван: Обект на европейски санкции ще са и фирми и институции от Руската федерация

Radio Svoboda (Ukraine)
18 July 2014
Крайні праві Європи: проти ЄС і за Росію Путіна

Information (Denmark)
18 July 2014
Østeuropa er træt af Vestens taktiske spil

Pravda (Slovakia)
17 July 2014
Nová Európa si dupla. Chce post

Radio Slobodna Evropa (Balkans)
16 July 2014
Junkerove poruke o proširenju nisu izraz pesimizma

MRT (Macedonia)
5 July 2014
Без големи очекувања

BTBTV Bank Television (Ukraine)
27 June 2014
Путин ведет игру на грани фола – международный эксперт

Die Presse (Austria)
25 June 2014
Wie Russlands Präsident Putin die Europäer spaltet

Information (Denmark)
25 June 2014
Ukraine stopper lukrativt våbensalg til Rusland

Dagbladet Information (Denmark)
6 June 2014
Sanktioner er som et myggestik på Ruslands økonomi

Hospodárske noviny (Slovakia)
27 May 2014
Európa po voľbách

Diario Financiero (Chile)
27 May 2014
Gobiernos europeos acusan el golpe y salen a contener daños tras avance de los nacionalistas

Information (Denmark)
14 May 2014
Putin har tid nok

Österreichischer Rundfunk - ORF
6 May 2014
Southstream: EU-Kommission gegen Gazprom

Global Debate Wisdom
6 May 2014
Should the sanctions imposed by Western nations and Japan on Russia be strengthened even further?

Washington Post
14 April 2014
EU ministers blame Russia for Ukraine interference

Radio France Internationale
9 April 2014
The situation in Ukraine

BTB - Ukrainian TV Channel
8 April 2014
Ukrainian situation

Radio Television of Serbia (RTS)
2 April 2014
Ukrajina i Srbija, vanparlamentarna opozicija, Saša Janković u Dnevniku, Unicef i Novak fondacija

BBC News
25 March 2014
Do sanctions against Russia have any bite?

Radio Romania Actualităţi
23 March 2014
Dezbatere la RRA: tendinţele secesioniste în Europa

EurActiv
21 March 2014
EU summit wrap-up: Europe responds to Ukrainian crisis

BBC News
21 March 2014
Sanctions: Potential economic damage

Euractiv
21 March 2014
EU summit live: de-escalating the Ukraine crisis

Pravda
21 March 2014
Únia sa zatiaľ spolieha na to, že bude lepšie

Gazeta Libera
17 March 2014
Ceea ce vedem acum in Crimeea s-a intamplat deja in Transnistria

BBC World Service
17 March 2014
EU sanctions on Russia

Radio Slobodna Evropa (Balkans)
15 March 2014
Balkan između sankcija EU i ruskog gasa

Radio Svobodna Evropa (Balkans)
15 March 2014
Mejster i Ajvn: Sankcije neće naškoditi Rusiji

Deutsche Welle
5 March 2014
Trade ties expose EU, US rift over Russia sanctions

Postimees
4 March 2014
Analüütik: Ansipi pikk valitsemisaeg on märk stabiilsusest

Radio France International (RFI)
10 February 2014
Allô Bruxelles - Paul Ivan, chercheur au European Policy Centre à Bruxelles

Radio Free Europe
7 February 2014
Brussels, Kyiv, Moscow React To Leaked Nuland Phone Call

Bulgarian National Radio
1 February 2014
Пол Иван: ЕС вече е по-малко уязвим на енергийни шокове от Изток

Timpul
27 January 2014
Ruşii apasă pe Găgăuzia, pe Transnistria şi pe situaţia din Bălţi

Puterea
27 January 2014
Criza din Ucraina şi mişcările din Moldova reduc summit-ul UE-Rusia: Bruxelles-ul şi Moscova luptă pentru Est

Radio Free Europe
20 January 2014
Does 'Black Thursday' Mark End Of Ukraine's Democratic Decade?

Le Temps
18 January 2014
Vers un relâchement des sanctions contre l’Iran

Revista 22
30 November 2013
Parteneriatul Estic, o poveste de succes? Sau un eșec al UE?

Radio Romania Actualitati
28 November 2013
Probleme la zi: Summitul Parteneriatului Estic, la Vilnius

Information.dk
20 November 2013
EU’s bløde magt er ved at forsvinde

Radio France Internationale
29 October 2013
L'élection présidentielle en Géorgie

NOVA TV
23 June 2013
Macedonia has slipped off the EU's agenda