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Prime Minister Iurie Leanca called the inauguration “an historic event” and an important step for his country’s energy independence.

Moldova: Romanian Gas Is 'Independence'

Moldovan Prime Minister Iurie Leanca has marked the anniversary of his country’s 1991 declaration of independence from the Soviet Union by inaugurating a new natural-gas pipeline link with Romania. More

Moldova Inaugurates Gas Pipeline From Romania

Moldova is celebrating the completion of a natural-gas pipeline from Romania that will reduce its reliance on Russia for energy supplies. More

Russia's Rogozin In Moldova To Discuss Trade, Visit Transdniester

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has arrived in Moldova on August 21 amid tension over trade restrictions and the former Soviet republic's tilt toward Europe. More

Transdniester's Forces On Alert

Pro-Russian separatists in Moldova's breakaway region of Transdniester have reportedly put their security forces on alert because of what they say is a military threat from Ukraine and Moldova. More

Moldova Asks Russia To Withdraw Troops

Moldova's government has called on Moscow to withdraw troops and weapons from its separatist Transdniester region. 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.
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