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Helsinki Commission Challenges Moldovan PM On Confronting Anti-Semitism


Moldovan Prime Minister Vlad Filat testifies before the U.S. Helsinki Commission on January 21.

Moldovan Prime Minister Vlad Filat testifies before the U.S. Helsinki Commission on January 21.

Moldovan Prime Minister Vlad Filat has appeared before the Helsinki Commission, a U.S. agency that monitors human rights worldwide, during his first visit to Washington as premier.

In his speech, Filat discussed the challenge of establishing what he called "a state of law" in his country after a decade of Communist Party rule.

Comments from the chairman of the commission, Senator Benjamin Cardin (Democrat-Maryland) and its co-chairman, Representative Alcee Hastings (Democrat-Florida), made it clear that they believe Filat and his government have a long way to go to establish a strong legal system.

Read the full story by RFE/RL's Andrew F. Tully here.

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