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Latest Moldova News

Valeriu Strelet

Strelets Named As Moldovan Leader

Moldovan President Nicolae Timofti has signed a decree nominating Valeriu Strelet of the Liberal-Democratic Party as the country's next prime minister. More

Pro-EU Parties To Form Moldovan Gov't

Three pro-European parties have agreed to form a ruling coalition to produce a government to pilot Moldova toward integration with the European Union. More

Report: Corruption Risk In East Europe

A new report warns that a lack of progress fighting corruption in five Eastern European countries hampers democratic progress and undermines the prospect of greater economic and political cooperation with the European Union. More

WATCH: Czech Leader Says Maintain Sanctions On Russia, But Work With Moscow On Terrorism

Video Czech PM Stresses Unity

Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka says it is essential that international sanctions against Russia continue until all sides in the Ukraine conflict meet the terms of a cease-fire deal agreed to in February. More

Incumbent Chisinau Mayor Dorin Chirtoaca has been reelected.

Pro-EU Chisinau Mayor Reelected

The pro-Western incumbent mayor of Chisinau has been declared the winner in a second-round mayoral election in Moldova. More

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Features & Commentary

With Russia Boxed In, Frozen Transdniester Conflict Could Heat Up

Ukraine's decision to halt military cooperation with Russia may unintentionally rouse the long-sleeping conflict in breakaway Transdniester.
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News Analysis: EU Eastern Partnership Summit Exposes Fault Line Between Members

The EU Eastern Partnership summit in Riga has revealed a new split in Europe that divides the European Union's six "eastern partners" themselves.
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For Victory Day, Post-Soviets Show Their Colors -- Just Not Orange And Black

Red, purple, pink, blue-and-gold. Many people in post-Soviet countries are choosing any color, it seems, for their Victory Day symbols -- just not the orange-and-black of Russia's St. George ribbon.
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Moldova's Mysterious Magnate

Who exactly is Ilan Shor, the 28-year-old millionaire who may be behind Moldova's "heist of the century"?
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Secret Audit Report Links Missing $1 Billion To Moldovan Businessman

Moldova's parliament speaker has released a confidential consultant report into the disappearance of nearly $1 billion from three Moldovan banks in November 2014. The report traces an elaborate plan to stealthily take control of the three banks by purchasing dozens of small, seemingly unconnected stakes -- culminating in an orgy of lending over three days.
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Moldova's Missing Millions: Massive Bank Scandal Roils Chisinau

One-fifth of Moldova's GDP vanished in a matter of days late last year in one of the biggest banking scandals per capita in history. The central bank is now on the hook for around $1 billion, threatening to drag down both the economy and pro-Western attitudes.
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'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.
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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.
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