2018 marks a century since the establishment of Greater Romania which also included the territory known today as the Republic of Moldova, annexed by the USSR at the end of World War II. This milestone has brought the issue of reunification to the fore of Romanian civic and political discourse. The last decade has witnessed a significant growth and development of non-governmental organisations in Romania and the Republic of Moldova advocating for a reunification of the two states. These NGOs coagulated in a legal administrative form in 2011-2012 under the umbrella of the Unionist Platform “Acțiunea 2012” which is today synonymous with the pro-unification movement across the two states.
This research focuses on the possible impact this growing movement could have on EU-Russia relations, taking into account the geopolitical context on the continent as mapped out by Barry Buzan’s regional security complex theory.