European lawmakers have delayed the disbursement of financial assistance to Moldova after several political groups in the chamber voiced concerns about the political situation in the country.
Portugal was the top vote-getter in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, the annual festival traditionally watched by a television audience of an estimated 200 million people.
Performers from Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Moldova have made it through to the finals of the Eurovision Song Contest, Europe's largest television event.
Some 200 people protested on May 7 before the parliament in Chisinau against changes to the country's electoral system. (RFE/RL's Moldovan Service)
The 4th World Gagauz Congress has begun, as members of this ethnic-Turkish group gather in an autonomous region of southern Moldova to celebrate their culture and heritage. (RFE/RL's Moldovan Service)
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Congress has authorized a new $100 million effort to counter "Russian influence and aggression" and to support civil society organizations in Europe and Eurasia.
Moldovan Transport and Roads Infrastructure Minister Iurie Chirinciuc has been detained on corruption charges, the latest in a string of arrests on suspicion of graft in the economically struggling country.
The press rights group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is warning that media freedom is increasingly threatened under authoritarian regimes as well as in countries regarded as models of democracy.
The head of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) is to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on April 25 in Moscow.
The European Union warned Moldova on April 19 to honor its trade accord with the bloc in the face of President Igor Dodon's turn toward Russia.