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2 hrs ago | Newsday
More than 7,000 children have been placed in state-run institutions in Europe's poorest country, Moldova, and only 2% are orphans. While the horror stories of the orphanages of 1990s Romania were widely publicised, the conditions facing children in neighbouring Moldova are not well known.
11 hrs ago | Russia Taday
Russia's Foreign Ministry has denounced Romanian PM Victor Ponta's plan to unify Moldova with Romania by 2018 as "inadmissible and irresponsible," and called for all European countries to counter modern expansionism. Prime Minister Ponta, announced last week that he was entering the race for the Romanian presidency, and said that if elected he would make the unification of Romania and Moldova his main objective.
Note: This article is an abridged version of the Legatum Institute's longer case study , "Moldova: The Failing Champion of European Integration."
On 1 September, the Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics took part in the meeting of the EU ministers' Group for the European Action of Moldova [Le Groupe pour l'Action EuropA©enne de la RA©publique de Moldova], which was held in Chisinau, Moldova, reports Latvian MFA.... Read more...
Having failed to influence the Moldovan political elites, Moscow is hoping agricultural sanctions will sour Moldovan swing voters on the EU.
The Republic of Moldova has broken Moscow-backed Gazprom's gas monopoly after completing the first phase of a new pipeline connecting it to the EU energy market.
Ten shipments of fruits and vegetables from Belarus have been banned from being imported to the territory of Russia.
That is how broadcast regulators in Moldova characterized Russian-language news programs last month as they slapped sanctions on Russia-produced shows, going so far as to ban international news channel Russia-24 from the Moldovan airwaves for six months.
Moldova is celebrating the completion of a natural-gas pipeline from Romania that will reduce its reliance on Russia for energy supplies.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 04:59 pm
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