Moldova

Country Moldova
Capital Chișinău
Continent Europe
Currency Moldovan leu(MDL)
Languages Moldovan(Romanian), Russian, Ukrainian & Gagauz

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Part of Romania during the interwar period, Moldova was incorporated into the Soviet Union at the close of World War II. Although the country has been independent from the USSR since 1991, Russian forces have remained on Moldovan territory east of the Dniester River supporting the Slavic majority population, mostly Ukrainians and Russians, who have proclaimed a "Transnistria" republic. One of the poorest nations in Europe, Moldova became the first former Soviet state to elect a Communist, Vladimir VORONIN, as its president in 2001. VORONIN served as Moldova's president until he resigned in September 2009, following the opposition's gain of a narrow majority in July parliamentary elections and the Communist Party's (PCRM) subsequent inability to attract the three-fifths of parliamentary votes required to elect a president. Moldova's four opposition parties formed a new coalition, the Alliance for European Integration (AEI), which will act as Moldova's governing coalition until new parliamentary elections can be held, possibly in summer 2010. Moldova experienced significant political uncertainty in 2009, holding two general elections (in April and July) and four presidential ballots in parliament, all of which failed to secure a president.

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Moldova - Wikipedia
Moldova - CIA World Fact Book
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Moldova Concerned Over Russian Troops Movement In Breakaway Region - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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Moldova Concerned Over Russian Troops Movement In Breakaway Region
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CHISINAU -- Moldova has expressed concern over what it says were unauthorized movements by Russian military forces in the breakaway Transdniester region. The Reintegration Policy Bureau, a state agency that handles the Transdniester issue, said on ...



Moldova needs to shake money-laundering reputation, central bank chief says - Reuters

Moldova needs to shake money-laundering reputation, central bank chief says
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CHISINAU, June 12 (Reuters) - The head of Moldova's central bank said major foreign banks were increasingly wary of working in the ex-Soviet nation after a spate of money-laundering scandals in recent years, despite progress overhauling the country's ...



Poltorak vows Moldova Ukrainian assistance to return Transnistria ... - UNIAN

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Poltorak vows Moldova Ukrainian assistance to return Transnistria ...
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Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak says Ukraine will assist Moldova in restoring its territorial integrity. Sturza assured Ukraine can always count on the ...
UNIAN: Poltorak vows Moldova Ukrainian assistance to return ...Kyiv Post

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Moldova Struggles to Escape Russia's Energy Embrace - Balkan Insight

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Moldova Struggles to Escape Russia's Energy Embrace
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Moldova faces a tough road as it tries to reduce its dependence on Russian natural gas and the many delays in constructing a pipeline linking it to the gas transport system of EU-member Romania is just one reason for its plight. Moscow has not ...



Turnaround in Moldova's separatist Transnistria region as it boasts 15% GDP growth in Q1 - bne IntelliNews

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Turnaround in Moldova's separatist Transnistria region as it boasts 15% GDP growth in Q1
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GDP in the Moldova separatist republic of Transnistria soared by 15.1% y/y in comparable prices in Q1, after a deep plunge of around 30% in the past couple of years, the state news service novostipmr.com reported quoting the ministry of economy of the ...



Pay-TV revenues slump in Moldova - Broadband TV News - Broadband TV News

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Pay-TV revenues slump in Moldova - Broadband TV News
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Data published by the regulator ANRCETI shows that they amounted to MDL58.9 million (3 million), which was only a fraction of the total MDL1.493 billion ...
Moldova's telecom revenues down 5% in Q1 - TelecompaperTelecompaper

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'Let's Remain United,' Moldova's Pro-European Parties Say After ... - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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'Let's Remain United,' Moldova's Pro-European Parties Say After ...
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Andrei Nastase, the mayor-elect of Moldova's capital, called on "pro-European, anti-oligarchic" voters and forces to remain united for parliamentary elections ...
Moldova: Pro-European voted mayor of Chisinau | The Seattle TimesThe Seattle Times

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Russia-Friendly, Pro-EU Candidates In Runoff Moldovan Election - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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Russia-Friendly, Pro-EU Candidates In Runoff Moldovan Election
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The candidate of Moldova's pro-Moscow Socialist Party, Ion Ceban, has won the first round of the snap election for mayor in Moldova's capital, Chisinau, with ...

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Moldova launches My Library campaign to promote public libraries - Xinhua

Moldova launches My Library campaign to promote public libraries
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BUCHAREST, June 14 (Xinhua) -- Moldova launched a "My Library" campaign on Thursday to promote and ensure sustainable and modern development of public libraries, so that they can be closer to the community. The event was organized by the ministry ...



Russia-Friendly, Pro-European Moldovan Candidates Face Off In Chisinau Runoff - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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Russia-Friendly, Pro-European Moldovan Candidates Face Off In Chisinau Runoff
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Voters in Moldova's capital are heading to the polls on June 3 for the second round of a snap mayoral election that is seen as a test for the country's political parties ahead of parliamentary polls later this year. The candidate of the Moscow-friendly ...