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The International Monetary Fund says it is scrutinizing Moldova's banking system in deciding whether to provide the nation with loans.

IMF Scrutinizing Moldova's Banking System In Deciding On Loans

The International Monetary Fund will focus on Moldova's financial system in reviewing Chisinau's request for a loan after the disappearance of more than $1 billion from Moldovan banks. More

Russians In Tiraspol Parade Draw Protest

Moldova's government has protested the participation of Russian troops in a Victory Day parade on May 9 in the Moldovan breakaway republic of Transdniester. More

The opposition Socialist Party has warned the U.S. soldiers not to bring their hardware to for the World War II events or risk protests, including "egg-throwing."

Moldova's Pro-Moscow Parties Oppose U.S. Troops

Pro-Russian politicians in Moldova have stepped up their opposition to government plans to invite U.S. troops and military hardware to the World War II anniversary festivities in the capital on May 9. More

Moldovans welcome the U.S. troops at the Sculeni border crossing. A pro-Russian opposition party had called for demonstrators to block the route, but fewer than a dozen turned up.

U.S. Troops In Moldova For Joint Exercises

U.S. and Moldovan military forces have begun joint military exercises that are scheduled to last for more than two weeks. More

U.S. Troops Arriving In Moldova For Training Exercises

Moldova’s government says about 200 U.S. soldiers will arrive in Moldova on May 2 for military exercises scheduled to last for more than two weeks. More

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Features & Commentary

Video Kaplan: Moldova Must Tidy Up At Home Before Looking West

Robert Kaplan, a best-selling author and journalist who first traveled in communist Romania in the 1970s, revisits the region in his new book, In Europe's Shadow. RFE/RL spoke to him about his latest work.

Video Moldovan Protester Forges Ahead Although Success Could Mean End Of Protests

Controversial Moldovan activist Oleg Brega has become a local celebrity by making guerrilla videos exposing the lavish wealth of political and religious leaders in Europe's poorest country. The ability to protest, he says, "is all we have."

Too Good To Be True: Eastern Europe's Deceptively Stable Little Currency

A breakaway splinter of land laden with post-Soviet disaffection and aging heavy industry wedged among dysfunctional economies hardly sounds like a winning formula for exchange-rate tranquility.

Moldovan Protest Leaders Share Common Goal, Different Beliefs

With pro-Russia and pro-EU parties uniting to take down the government, some see only one winner -- Moscow.
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