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Latest Moldova News

Russian Ban On Moldovan Fruit Takes Effect

Russia’s agricultural watchdog, Rosselkhoznadzor, says a ban that it announced on July 18 against imports of fruit from Moldova has gone into effect immediately. More

Russia Bans Moldova Fruit Imports

Russia has announced a ban on imports of fruit from Moldova due to what the Kremlin says are numerous violations with supplies. More

Georgia Parliament To Ratify EU PAct

The Georgian Parliament has ratified the Association Agreement with the European Union. More

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (left) walks with Moldovan Prime Minister Iurie Leanca during a welcoming ceremony in Berlin on July 10.

Merkel Backs Moldovan Reforms

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has expressed support for Moldova's efforts to move closer to the European Union. More

Moldova Bans Rossiya 24 Broadcasts

Moldova's Council for TV and Radio has suspended the broadcast license of Rossiya 24 (Russia 24) TV channel. More

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Features & Commentary

Photogallery World War I Anniversary: Five Historians, Two Questions

One hundred years after the beginning of World War I, historians are still wondering how it started. Meanwhile many of the rest of us wonder if the global situation today is as perilous as it was on the eve of that cataclysm.

Moscow To Kyiv, Tbilisi, And Chisinau: EU Deals Will Cost You

Russia vowed there would be "grave consequences" after Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova signed partnership agreements with the European Union on June 27. We look at the measures Moscow has already imposed just over a week later.

Russian Gas: How Much Is That?

A study of data on Russian gas sales shows wide variance in prices between countries.

Explainer: What EU Accords Mean For Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova

The European Union will sign key political and trade agreements with Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova on June 27. What do the accords mean for these countries and how might Russia react?

Moldova Woos Transdniester With Visa-Free Travel To Europe

One month ago, the European Union began allowing Moldovan citizens to enter Europe's Schengen zone without visas. That opportunity, it seems, has not gone unnoticed in the country's breakaway Transdniester region.

Tiny Moldova Faces Its East-West Moment Of Truth

Moldova's European-integration policies are beginning to show results. But the closer the tiny country gets to the European Union, the harder pro-Russian forces try to pull it back into Moscow's orbit.

Moldovan Foreign Minister Says Ukraine Crisis Has Led To Reevaluation Of CIS

In a wide-ranging interview, Moldovan Foreign Minister Natalia Gherman discusses the Ukraine crisis, Moldova's EU integration, and the role of Russian-language media.

Amid Russia-Ukraine Crisis, Moldova's Fault Lines Quaver

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin says Moldova's breakaway Transdniester region is under "economic blockade" and has summoned a Russian government meeting to discuss how to provide aid to the region's 200,000 Russian-speakers.

Analysis: Pressure Mounts On Moldova As It Nears Long-Sought EU Accords

Moldova expects to sign key association and trade agreements with the European Union later this year. But as the achievements draw closer, Russia has been stepping up pressure on the fragile pro-Western government in a bid to block European integration.

Gagauzia Votes On Europe

Voters in the Moldovan region of Gagauzia have gone to the polls to express what many predict will be strong support for joining a Russia-led customs union instead of continuing relatively rapid progress in EU integration.
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