Dr. Dr. Martin Sieg

Associate Fellow, Robert Bosch Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia

Areas of Expertise

  • European integration, EU foreign relations
  • Security policy
  • Moldova




Email: sieg@af.dgap.org

Martin Sieg is director of the offices of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Romania and the Republic of Moldova. He holds doctorates in history and political science and has taught security policy, European integration, and EU foreign relations at the Universität Frankfurt/Oder, the Freie Universität Berlin, and Universität Passau. He has been active as an advisor to German and international governmental and nongovernmental organizations and was a foreign policy advisor in the Bundestag. He was Chief Strategy Advisor to the prime minister of Moldova from 2013 to 2015.


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Selected Publications

Reviewing the Eastern Partnership
The EU must do more to support reforms and overcome the veto power of vested interests
by Martin Sieg
DGAPanalyse 10 (November 2016), 13 pp.
Reviewing the Eastern Partnership
When the EU launched its Eastern Partnership to support Ukraine and other post-Soviet countries, geopolitical conflict with Russia seemed distant. Today, facing the partnership’s patent shortcomings, the EU must choose between either scaling down its objectives or ramping up its means.
Category: Eastern Partnership, Democratization/System Change, European Union, Eastern Europe, Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova
Moldova at a Crossroads
Why an Association Agreement with the EU Matters More than Ever
by Martin Sieg, Vladislav Kulminski
DGAPkompakt 8, May 19, 2014, 4 pp.
Moldova at a Crossroads
The Republic of Moldova initialed its association agreement with the EU in November 2013 and plans to sign it this June. In April 2014 it became the first of the Eastern Partnership countries to establish a visa-free regime with the EU. The current government’s key strategic priorities remain domestic reforms and its European agenda. But it faces increasing pressure both at home and abroad with only six months left until the next elections.
Category: European Union, Moldova