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Former Moldovan Prime Minister Vlad Filat has denied any wrongdoing and says the case against him is politically motivated.

Moldova's Ex-PM Jailed For Nine Years

Former Moldovan Prime Minister Vlad Filat has been sentenced to nine years in jail on corruption charges. More

Ukraine, Moldova Committed To EU

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said in the aftermath of Britain's vote to leave the European Union that he "expects the sanctions against Russia as a country-aggressor" to be extended. More

Former Moldovan Prime Minister Vlad Filat

Moldovan Ex-PM Ends Hunger Strike

Moldova's jailed former Prime Minister Vlad Filat has brought an end to a 20-day hunger strike that he launched to protest corruption charges against him. More

Tom Kent

Veteran AP Editor Tom Kent Appointed President Of Radio Free Europe

Veteran Associated Press journalist Tom Kent has been appointed president of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. More

Moldovan President Nicolae Timofti (R) said the EU should maintain sanctions on Russia as he met with Czech leader Bohuslav Sobotka.

Moldovan President Calls On EU To Maintain Sanctions On Russia

Moldovan President Nicolae Timofti called on the European Union to maintain sanctions on Russia, saying Moldova's Transdniester region was the Kremlin's "first experiment" with fueling separatist conflict. More

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Features & Commentary

Eastern Angst: Brexit Vote Sends Jitters Through Countries On EU's Fringe

As Europe grapples with Britain's decision to leave the EU, the bloc's eastern partners are weighing the implications of a Brexit for their own countries.

Flood Of Weapons Makes Eastern Ukraine Ripe For Arms Trade

The arrest in Ukraine of an alleged French nationalist with a cache of weapons has raised fears the conflict-wracked east of the country has become an arms bazaar for would-be terrorists abroad.

Moldovan Socialists Push 'Gay Propaganda' Law As Presidential Vote Looms

Moldova's largest parliamentary party has introduced a bill banning "gay propaganda" to minors that is modeled on a controversial law adopted in Russia in 2013. Analysts say it is a bid to inflame tensions in society as the country prepares for a presidential election in October.

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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