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The man who runs the show in #Moldova

The man who runs the show in #Moldova

| January 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

From the outside, Moldova’s foreign policy appears to be governed by the same dilemma as many other states sandwiched between the superpowers of the European Union and Russia – whether to turn east or west. However, from the inside, politicians and commentators who know the system say the country’s swings from one side to another […]

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The case of Renato Usatii as a symbol of a ‘captured state’ in #Moldova

The case of Renato Usatii as a symbol of a ‘captured state’ in #Moldova

| April 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Over the past six years Moldova has undergone a tragic transition from being hailed as the “success story” of the EU’s much-vaunted Eastern Partnership to what Thorbjorn Jagland, secretary general of the Council of Europe, has branded a “captured state”, writes Colin Stevens. Moldova also face the prospect of being a “failed state”, in the same company […]

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#Moldova in centre of international inquiry on corruption

#Moldova in centre of international inquiry on corruption

| July 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

The international community, including the EU, has been urged to withhold future funding for Moldova until a full investigation is   held to bring to justice those behind a crime dubbed the “robbery of the century”. Anger has been building since it was revealed last year that close to 15 percent of Moldova’s gross domestic product […]

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Moldovan people feel let down by Europe

Moldovan people feel let down by Europe

| December 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

EU Reporter continues to investigate the situation in Moldova, one of Europe’s poorest countries, situated between EU and NATO members Romania and Ukraine. A strategic location, it cannot be ignored, with both Europe and Putin wanting it under their influence and control. The present situation in the country is described as being critical and the […]

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‘If we had not left Moldova five years ago, we would be in jail and probably not alive today’

‘If we had not left Moldova five years ago, we would be in jail and probably not alive today’

| November 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Moldova is one of the poorest countries in Europe, unemployment is high, and the country is heavily dependent upon remittances from thousands of Moldovans working abroad. A large part of the Moldovan population is Romanian-speaking, although there are also Russian and Ukrainian minorities. The communists were the ruling party in the former Soviet state from […]

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