Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini, who will be the next EU foreign affairs chief, has praised Moldova for choosing "the path of going toward the West."
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.
Moldova is celebrating the completion of a natural-gas pipeline from Romania that will reduce its reliance on Russia for energy supplies.
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.
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.
Moldova's government has called on Moscow to withdraw troops and weapons from its separatist Transdniester region.
The new head of the Organization for Security and Cooperation (OSCE) mission to Moldova has arrived in Chisinau to begin his term.
Russia says it will impose import duties from August 30 on Moldovan meat, vegetables, sugar and wine.
Many farmers in Moldova have been hit hard by a ban imposed by Russia in July 2014 on most fruits originating in their country.
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Russia’s agricultural watchdog, Rosselkhoznadzor, says a ban that it announced on July 18 against imports of fruit from Moldova has gone into effect immediately.
Russia has announced a ban on imports of fruit from Moldova due to what the Kremlin says are numerous violations with supplies.