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The European Union has asked Western Balkans and EU Eastern Partnership countries that have visa-free regimes with the bloc's Schengen Area to take further measures to address irregular migration.
18 November 2018
Moldovan President Igor Dodon joined his Socialist Party of Moldova (PSRM) in launching an election campaign on November 18. Supporters of the opposition party marched in the streets of Moldova's capital, Chisinau, ahead of parliamentary elections set for February 24, 2019. The elections will be held according to a new electoral law passed in September 2017, which critics say gives an unfair advantage to the country's two largest political parties.
The United States has urged Moldovan officials to ensure a free and fair election process for the country's upcoming parliamentary elections.
More than 2 days ago
Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has been invited to a dinner hosted by European Council President Donald Tusk to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Eastern Partnership in Brussels on May 13.
5 April 2019
The foreign ministers of the European Union and six former Soviet republics will meet next month to endorse an extension of the Eastern Partnership Program.
10 March 2019
Moldova’s Constitutional Court has confirmed the outcome of the country’s February 24 parliamentary election, rejecting an appeal by some opposition parties to invalidate the results in several constituencies.
1 March 2019
Ukraine suffered the world’s largest increase in the number of measles cases in 2018, some of them the result of the so-called “anti-vac” movement, the United Nations children’s agency says.
28 February 2019
The United States says it welcomes international monitors’ assessment that Moldova’s February 24 parliamentary elections were “competitive and generally” fair, but it adds that its shares concerns about a variety of alleged violations.
27 February 2019
In an operation copying the tactics of Russian social-media trolls, a network of fake Facebook accounts worked with real account holders in Moldova to promote the ruling Democratic Party's parliamentary election campaign and discredit pro-Russia politicians.
25 February 2019
Moldova Service correspondent Valentina Ursu spoke with political analyst Angela Gramada, president of the Experts for Security and Global Affairs think tank in Bucharest, about the campaign and the outlook for Moldova's future.
Radu Albot became the first Moldovan to win an ATP tour-level tennis title after he defeated Britain's Daniel Evans in the Delray Beach Open in the U.S. state of Florida.
With more than 66 percent of the votes counted, Moldova’s pro-Russia Socialist Party has taken the lead over the ruling Democratic Party in a close battle that could determine whether the impoverished Eastern European country moves closer to Moscow or the European Union.
24 February 2019
Moldovans have been voting in a general election. Voters from Moldova's breakaway Transdniester region came by bus to the government-controlled villages of Dorotcaia and Cosnita to cast their ballots on February 24. Moldova's mainly Russian-speaking Transdniester declared independence from Moldova in 1990, which resulted in a short but bloody war in 1992. The conflict ended with a cease-fire agreement after Russian troops in the region intervened on the side of the separatists. Some 1,400 Russian troops remain in Transdniester, despite UN calls to remove them.
Voters in Moldova are going to the polls on February 24 in parliamentary elections that could determine whether the tiny, impoverished Eastern European country moves closer to Moscow or the European Union.
22 February 2019
Days before crucial parliamentary elections, Moldovan opposition leaders have accused the ruling party of intentionally poisoning them.
Moldovan President Igor Dodon says his country needs to maintain good relations with Russia amid uncertainty about the future of the European Union.
21 February 2019
Two Moldovan opposition leaders have accused the authorities of poisoning them, three days before parliamentary elections.
19 February 2019
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14 February 2019
Facebook says it has removed 168 accounts, 28 pages, and eight Instagram accounts from its social-media platforms after they were discovered to be "engaging in coordinated inauthentic behavior targeting people in Moldova" ahead of the country's February 24 parliamentary elections.
12 February 2019
Moscow's Lefortovo District Court on February 12 ruled to extend the pretrial detention of Karina Tsurkan, an executive with energy holding company Inter RAO charged with spying, until at least mid-April, Russian media reported.
11 February 2019
Two Moldovan pilots have been freed after spending 3 1/2 years in captivity in Afghanistan, President Igor Dodon has announced.
8 February 2019
A court in Britain has ordered the son of former Prime Minister Vladimir Filat to hand over $650,000 following an investigation by Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA).
7 February 2019
A court in Britain has ordered the son of former Prime Minister Vladimir Filat to hand over $650 million following an investigation by Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA).
31 January 2019
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued judgements on 1,014 cases last year. Nearly one-quarter of them were from Russia.
29 January 2019
More than two-thirds of the 180 countries on the Corruption Perceptions Index 2018 scored below 50 on its 0-100 scale.
11 December 2018
The ruling came after a request from the Western-leaning ruling Democratic Party lawmakers, who argued that Dodon failed to fulfill his constitutional obligations by repeatedly refusing to sign into law five bills that parliament had passed.
6 December 2018
Romania has blocked European Union foreign ministers from adopting recent conclusions by the EU’s Foreign Affairs Council that are critical of Moldova, several EU diplomats have told RFE/RL.
4 December 2018
Moldovan President Igor Dodon has thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for help in removing bureaucratic barriers that were preventing Moldovan labor migrants in Russia from returning to Moldova to take part in the country's February 2019 parliamentary elections.
18 November 2018
Thousands of people carrying red flags have marched in the streets of the Moldovan capital in support of the main pro-Russian opposition Socialist Party, ahead of next year’s parliamentary elections.
15 November 2018
The European Commission on November 15 said it was cutting its financial assistance to Moldova by 20 million euros ($22.7 million) per year for both 2017 and 2018 amid concerns about the rule of law and the democratic backsliding of the country.
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