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Romanian, U.S., British Troops Stage NATO-Planned Exercises

Some 2,200 Romanian, U.S., British, and Moldovan troops will take part in military exercises in Romania, close to the Ukrainian border, beginning this week. More

Around 2,000 protesters are believed to have turned out for the demonstration in Chisinau on April 5.

Moldova Rally Protests 2009 Crackdown

​Some 2,000 demonstrators have staged a rally in the Moldovan capital, Chisinau, demanding justice for the victims of an April 2009 crackdown on anticommunist protesters who were challenging parliamentary election results. More

Moldovan Farmers Demand Subsidies, Protest Tax Hike

Hundreds of Moldovan farmers protested on March 27, demanding increases in state subsidies and condemning the government's plan to increase the VAT tax on farm products from 8 percent to 20 percent. More

Russia Hails Pro-Moscow Candidate's Victory In Moldova's Gagauzia

Moscow has hailed the victory of a pro-Russian politician in the regional leader's poll in Moldova's autonomous territory of Gagauzia. More

Moldova's Gagauz Elect New Governor

Voters in Moldova's autonomous territory of Gagauzia have voted in a new governor in a region where support for closer ties to Russia is strong. More

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Features & Commentary

'Brussels Was ... Asleep': Bildt Assesses EU's Mistakes Regarding Russia

In an interview with RFE/RL in Brussels, former Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt talks frankly about the mistakes made by the European Union with regard to Russia, what he thinks the Russian president's next moves are likely to be, and why the bloc needs to engage more deeply with Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia. Bildt spoke on March 22 with RFE/RL's Rikard Jozwiak on the sidelines of a Brussels Forum held by the German Marshall Fund.

Moldova's Creaking Political System Could Be A Gift For Moscow

After two months of bruising political wrangling, Moldova has installed a pro-Western minority government that is dependent on the support of the unpredictable Communist Party. But this makeshift resolution could end up derailing Chisinau's course toward Europe.

Ghosts Of Sochi: Hundreds Killed In Olympic Construction

Hundreds of unresolved construction-worker deaths at the Sochi Winter Olympics still haunt Russia, as it begins massive building projects for the 2018 soccer World Cup.

Russia's Neighbors Scramble To Cope With Ruble's Tribulations

As the value of the Russian ruble declines, citizens of neighboring former Soviet countries are finding out how deeply entwined their economies remain. Countries dependent on trade with Russia or remittances from citizens working in the giant neighbor are bracing for hard times.

Video Migrants Take Hit From Ruble's Freefall

The crash of the ruble has meant lost income and opportunity for the millions of labor migrants who depend on Russia for their livelihoods.

What's Next For Moldova?

The parties of Moldova's pro-Western ruling coalition have won enough seats in the new parliament to form another government. But the slim margin of victory has left the forces arguing for closer ties with Russia in a strong enough position to take advantage of any misstep.

East Or West? Divided Moldova's Tense Election Season Comes Down To The Wire

On November 30, voters will weigh in on the European-integration path Moldova has followed actively since 2009. But the country is deeply divided, and forces supporting closer relations with Moscow and the Russia-led customs union are making themselves heard.
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