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

Paul Ivan joined the EPC in 2013 and works as a Senior Policy Analyst in the Europe in the World programme.

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 programme

Area of expertise

EU external relations with Eastern Europe, European security, EU sanctions, transatlantic relations


English, French, Romanian

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Finland in the European Union: Frontrunner or follower?
13 November 2018

A rather ordinary member state

The US and the EU need a stronger dialogue on Russia sanctions
2 May 2018

A growing discrepancy between European and American sanctions on Russia

The Juncker Commission past midterm: Does the new setup work?
18 October 2017

How have the innovations introduced by the Juncker Commission change the way the Brussels executive works?

What to expect from the new president of Moldova
14 November 2016

What does the election as president of the pro-Russian Igor Dodon mean for Moldova, the EU and its neighbours?

The EU after Brexit, Russia and the countries in-between
22 July 2016

What consequences will Brexit have on the EU’s relations with its eastern neighbours? 

The Ukraine crisis and the demise of the European Security order
1 December 2015

The Ukraine crisis has delivered a severe blow to the European security order – but what’s next?

EU member states and enlargement towards the Balkans
22 July 2015

Has EU enlargement to the Balkans become 'nationalised'? 

EPC Special Collection: Moldovan Elections
28 November 2014

Collection of analysis on Moldova

State of the Union and key challenges for Europe's future
1 October 2014

Challenges and new beginnings: Priorities for the EU's new leadership
30 September 2014

New beginnings, new challenges, new thinking

EU’s sanctions against Russia – The need for clear goals
21 March 2014

EU member states still need to agree on clearer goals

Transnistria - Where to?
13 March 2014

State of play and the prospects of the Transnistria conflict.

The effectiveness of EU sanctions - An analysis of Iran, Belarus, Syria and Myanmar (Burma)
18 November 2013

In this Issue Paper, Francesco Giumelli and Paul Ivan argue that EU sanctions positively contribute to shaping the EU’s external relations, but more should be done in terms of their design and monitoring.