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
Moldova - BBC
Moldova - Timeline - BBC

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Will Moldova Be Trump's Ukraine? - U.S. News & World ReportWill Moldova Be Trump's Ukraine?  U.S. News & World Report

Under Pro-Russian President, Moldovan Language Issue Heating Up - Balkan InsightUnder Pro-Russian President, Moldovan Language Issue Heating Up  Balkan Insight

Moldova at a crossroads: Igor Dodon on Russia and the future of Europe - EuronewsMoldova at a crossroads: Igor Dodon on Russia and the future of Europe  Euronews

European ambassadors 'blocking' closer ties between EU and Moldova, says President Igor Dodon - EuronewsEuropean ambassadors 'blocking' closer ties between EU and Moldova, says President Igor Dodon  Euronews

West Has Lost Patience With Moldova's Pro-Russian Govt - Balkan InsightWest Has Lost Patience With Moldova's Pro-Russian Govt  Balkan Insight

Treasure Trove of Photos Shine Light on Soviet Moldova - Balkan InsightTreasure Trove of Photos Shine Light on Soviet Moldova  Balkan Insight

Airline Startup Of The Week: HiSky in Moldova - Simple FlyingAirline Startup Of The Week: HiSky in Moldova  Simple Flying

ALACO DISPATCHES: I say Moldovan, you say Romanian - bne IntelliNewsALACO DISPATCHES: I say Moldovan, you say Romanian  bne IntelliNews

Bowled over by Moldova: Exploring the former Soviet state - Daily MailBowled over by Moldova: Exploring the former Soviet state  Daily Mail

Moldova's Leftist President Moving Steadily Toward the Political Center (Part Three) - The Jamestown FoundationMoldova's Leftist President Moving Steadily Toward the Political Center (Part Three)  The Jamestown Foundation

Moldovans warned to stop calling Romanian language Moldovan - EuronewsMoldovans warned to stop calling Romanian language Moldovan  Euronews

Moldova Hits New Records in Wine Exports - Balkan InsightMoldova Hits New Records in Wine Exports  Balkan Insight

Sergiu Bozianu: Moldova Still Doesn't 'Get' Privacy Law - Balkan InsightSergiu Bozianu: Moldova Still Doesn't 'Get' Privacy Law  Balkan Insight

Luxury car seized at house linked to Moldovan gang - RTE.ieLuxury car seized at house linked to Moldovan gang  RTE.ie

Moldovan Village Echoes to Sound of Strauss - Balkan InsightMoldovan Village Echoes to Sound of Strauss  Balkan Insight

Moldova Minister Admits 'Golden' Visa Scheme Brings Security Concerns - Balkan InsightMoldova Minister Admits 'Golden' Visa Scheme Brings Security Concerns  Balkan Insight

In Moldova, Jewish teens go to schools to dispel anti-Semitic stereotypes - JTA NewsIn Moldova, Jewish teens go to schools to dispel anti-Semitic stereotypes  JTA News

Moldova President's Plan to Siphon National Bank Profits Criticised - Balkan InsightMoldova President's Plan to Siphon National Bank Profits Criticised  Balkan Insight

Romanian Academy Dismisses Moldovan Claim to Own Language - Balkan InsightRomanian Academy Dismisses Moldovan Claim to Own Language  Balkan Insight

Moldova Ex-Intelligence Chief Faces Trial Over Turkish Expulsions - Balkan InsightMoldova Ex-Intelligence Chief Faces Trial Over Turkish Expulsions  Balkan Insight

Ion Chicu: Moldova in safe hands | View - EuronewsIon Chicu: Moldova in safe hands | View  Euronews

Armenian Parliament Speaker receives Moldovan counterpart - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.amArmenian Parliament Speaker receives Moldovan counterpart  Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

West Doubts Moldova's Commitment to Reform - Institute for War and Peace ReportingWest Doubts Moldova's Commitment to Reform  Institute for War and Peace Reporting

Trumps New Spy Chief Used to Work for a Foreign Politician the U.S. Accused of Corruption - ProPublicaTrumps New Spy Chief Used to Work for a Foreign Politician the U.S. Accused of Corruption  ProPublica

Accent on children in Moldova | Inside UEFA - UEFA.comAccent on children in Moldova | Inside UEFA  UEFA.com

Slow progress on Moldova's thorny judicial reforms - Global VoicesSlow progress on Moldova's thorny judicial reforms  Global Voices

Council of Europe anti-torture Committee visits Moldova - Council of EuropeCouncil of Europe anti-torture Committee visits Moldova  Council of Europe

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Banca Transilvania Acquiring Microinvest, Microfinance Institution in Moldova - MicroCapitalMICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Banca Transilvania Acquiring Microinvest, Microfinance Institution in Moldova  MicroCapital

England given 2022 UEFA Futsal EURO lifeline despite Moldova loss - The FAEngland given 2022 UEFA Futsal EURO lifeline despite Moldova loss  The FA

Orange Moldova - Europe & Middle East Outlook MagazineOrange Moldova  Europe & Middle East Outlook Magazine

Richard Grenells paid consulting included work for U.S. nonprofit funded mostly by Hungary - The Washington PostRichard Grenells paid consulting included work for U.S. nonprofit funded mostly by Hungary  The Washington Post

A Tit-for-Tat Over License Plates in Moldova's Back Yard - Polygraph.infoA Tit-for-Tat Over License Plates in Moldova's Back Yard  Polygraph.info

Europeana Education in the Republic of Moldova - News | Europeana ProEuropeana Education in the Republic of Moldova  News | Europeana Pro

HiSky, a new Moldavian startup airline to launch flights to 6 European destinations in April 2020 - Aviation24.beHiSky, a new Moldavian startup airline to launch flights to 6 European destinations in April 2020  Aviation24.be

Telia to sell Moldova's Moldcell to CG Cell Technologies DAC for $31.5 mln - SeeNewsTelia to sell Moldova's Moldcell to CG Cell Technologies DAC for $31.5 mln  SeeNews

Moldova: towards a new psychiatric care system / Moldova / Areas / Homepage - Osservatorio Balcani e CaucasoMoldova: towards a new psychiatric care system / Moldova / Areas / Homepage  Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso

UAE bans Moldovan cargo operators from its airports, citing safety fears - theloadstar.comUAE bans Moldovan cargo operators from its airports, citing safety fears  theloadstar.com

HiSky new Moldovan airline starting April in competitive markets - anna.aeroHiSky new Moldovan airline starting April in competitive markets  anna.aero

Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova address EU over future development of Eastern Partnership - Agenda.geGeorgia, Ukraine, Moldova address EU over future development of Eastern Partnership  Agenda.ge

Moldova hopeful Natalia Gordienko drops revamped version of "Prison" - wiwibloggsMoldova hopeful Natalia Gordienko drops revamped version of "Prison"  wiwibloggs

Moldova's Civil Aviation Authority refuses to grant HiFly AOC - CAPA - Centre for AviationMoldova's Civil Aviation Authority refuses to grant HiFly AOC  CAPA - Centre for Aviation

Report: Transdniester Tycoon Has Ukrainian Passport, Elite Property In Kyiv, Odesa Regions - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyReport: Transdniester Tycoon Has Ukrainian Passport, Elite Property In Kyiv, Odesa Regions  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Enjoy traditional Moldovan and Romanian music - Davis EnterpriseEnjoy traditional Moldovan and Romanian music  Davis Enterprise

Moldova's HiSky to launch in early 2Q20 - ch-aviationMoldova's HiSky to launch in early 2Q20  ch-aviation

Moldovan gang targeted by CAB has links to Drogheda feud faction - Herald.ieMoldovan gang targeted by CAB has links to Drogheda feud faction  Herald.ie

Foreign leaders restrained in gifts to Trumps in 2018 - Seymour TribuneForeign leaders restrained in gifts to Trumps in 2018  Seymour Tribune

Moldova: Steady Pivot Towards the East - Balkan InsightMoldova: Steady Pivot Towards the East  Balkan Insight

A pro-Western government has been pushed out in Moldova - The EconomistA pro-Western government has been pushed out in Moldova  The Economist

Moldova Faces 'Existential' Population Crisis - Balkan InsightMoldova Faces 'Existential' Population Crisis  Balkan Insight

Despite Entrenched Corruption, Moldova's Failed Revolution Is Not Over Yet - Foreign PolicyDespite Entrenched Corruption, Moldova's Failed Revolution Is Not Over Yet  Foreign Policy

Moldova, a "slow" invitation to discover the world of wine - Osservatorio Balcani e CaucasoMoldova, a "slow" invitation to discover the world of wine  Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso

Moldova To Close Deficit by Taxing Facebook, Google - Balkan InsightMoldova To Close Deficit by Taxing Facebook, Google  Balkan Insight

Moldovan Government Collapses; EU Calls Development 'Worrying' - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyMoldovan Government Collapses; EU Calls Development 'Worrying'  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Facing Elections, Moldova Looks East for Cash - Balkan InsightFacing Elections, Moldova Looks East for Cash  Balkan Insight

OUTLOOK 2020 Moldova - bne IntelliNewsOUTLOOK 2020 Moldova  bne IntelliNews

Moldova's Plahotniuc Eyes Romanian TV and a Political Comeback? - Balkan InsightMoldova's Plahotniuc Eyes Romanian TV and a Political Comeback?  Balkan Insight

Rothschild Company Abandons Bid to Run Moldova Airport - Balkan InsightRothschild Company Abandons Bid to Run Moldova Airport  Balkan Insight

Moldova, eyeing Russia loan, may 'pause' cooperation with IMF: PM - ReutersMoldova, eyeing Russia loan, may 'pause' cooperation with IMF: PM  Reuters

Moldova Has a New Government. The Old One Is Refusing to Leave. - The New York TimesMoldova Has a New Government. The Old One Is Refusing to Leave.  The New York Times

EU report on the Republic of Moldova - EU NewsEU report on the Republic of Moldova  EU News

New EU budget support to Republic of Moldova - EU NewsNew EU budget support to Republic of Moldova  EU News

Moldova Had Two Governments. One Has Finally Resigned. - The New York TimesMoldova Had Two Governments. One Has Finally Resigned.  The New York Times

Moldova leader nominates former finance minister as PM candidate - ReutersMoldova leader nominates former finance minister as PM candidate  Reuters

Political Will Was Not Enough for Justice Reform in Moldova - Chatham HousePolitical Will Was Not Enough for Justice Reform in Moldova  Chatham House

Moldova's Dirty Rivers: Money And Muck Flushed Down The Drain - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyMoldova's Dirty Rivers: Money And Muck Flushed Down The Drain  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Stakes High for Moldova as Top Prosecutor Picked - Balkan InsightStakes High for Moldova as Top Prosecutor Picked  Balkan Insight

Moldovan Parliament Approves New 'Technocratic' Government - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyMoldovan Parliament Approves New 'Technocratic' Government  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Moldovan Whistle-Blower Feared Abducted By Transdniester Separatists - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyMoldovan Whistle-Blower Feared Abducted By Transdniester Separatists  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Moldova to Increase Security Cooperation with Turkey - Balkan InsightMoldova to Increase Security Cooperation with Turkey  Balkan Insight

Is Moldovan wine emerging Europe's best kept secret? - Emerging EuropeIs Moldovan wine emerging Europe's best kept secret?  Emerging Europe

Moldova crisis: Snap elections called by interim president - BBC NewsMoldova crisis: Snap elections called by interim president  BBC News

Moldova forms pro-Russian minority government - EURACTIVMoldova forms pro-Russian minority government  EURACTIV

Moldovan president says coalition government may collapse - EURACTIVMoldovan president says coalition government may collapse  EURACTIV

'We are sincerely sorry': Wrong anthem played for Moldova at ATP Cup - The Guardian'We are sincerely sorry': Wrong anthem played for Moldova at ATP Cup  The Guardian

Moldovan Oligarch Plahotniuc Barred from Entering US - Balkan InsightMoldovan Oligarch Plahotniuc Barred from Entering US  Balkan Insight

Third EU support package to support reforms in Moldova - EU NewsThird EU support package to support reforms in Moldova  EU News

In Moldova, life skills education helps girls find a better path - UNFPA NewsIn Moldova, life skills education helps girls find a better path  UNFPA News

Amid Economic Pressure, Moldova's Pro-Russian Government Looks for Alternatives - The Jamestown FoundationAmid Economic Pressure, Moldova's Pro-Russian Government Looks for Alternatives  The Jamestown Foundation

Moldova Mulls Russian Loan As Leverage With EU, IMF - Balkan InsightMoldova Mulls Russian Loan As Leverage With EU, IMF  Balkan Insight

EBRD pledges $50M to help Moldova secure EU gas - Anadolu AgencyEBRD pledges $50M to help Moldova secure EU gas  Anadolu Agency

What Is the Future of Moldova's 'Law Against Propaganda'? - Transitions OnlineWhat Is the Future of Moldova's 'Law Against Propaganda'?  Transitions Online

Moldova Has World's Biggest Drinking Problem. Can It Change? - TIMEMoldova Has World's Biggest Drinking Problem. Can It Change?  TIME

Moldova needs better criminal asset recovery and confiscation systems - Council of EuropeMoldova needs better criminal asset recovery and confiscation systems  Council of Europe

Moldova shows Russia and the West can work together. Can they do it again? - The Christian Science MonitorMoldova shows Russia and the West can work together. Can they do it again?  The Christian Science Monitor

Austria and Moldova uncover nuclear smuggling ring - Vatican NewsAustria and Moldova uncover nuclear smuggling ring  Vatican News

Moldovan Socialists May Come to Regret Power-Grab - Balkan InsightMoldovan Socialists May Come to Regret Power-Grab  Balkan Insight

Republic of Moldova: Preliminary findings of the local election observation mission - Council of EuropeRepublic of Moldova: Preliminary findings of the local election observation mission  Council of Europe

Moldova Detains Suspected ISIS Fighter at Chisinau Airport - Balkan InsightMoldova Detains Suspected ISIS Fighter at Chisinau Airport  Balkan Insight

Moldova's oligarch-in-chief has fled, will Europe's poorest country remain a 'captured' state? - Deutsche WelleMoldova's oligarch-in-chief has fled, will Europe's poorest country remain a 'captured' state?  Deutsche Welle

Moldova Turns to FBI for Help in Investigating $1 Billion Fraud - BloombergMoldova Turns to FBI for Help in Investigating $1 Billion Fraud  Bloomberg

U.S. Bans Fugitive Moldovan Tycoon From Entry For 'Significant Corruption' - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyU.S. Bans Fugitive Moldovan Tycoon From Entry For 'Significant Corruption'  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

BIRN Fact-check: Is Transnistria Really Economically Dependent on Russia? - Balkan InsightBIRN Fact-check: Is Transnistria Really Economically Dependent on Russia?  Balkan Insight

Moldova has a chance to cleanse its political system. It needs more Western support. - The Washington PostMoldova has a chance to cleanse its political system. It needs more Western support.  The Washington Post

Moldova's Broad-Based Governing Coalition Falls Apart (Part Two) - The Jamestown FoundationMoldova's Broad-Based Governing Coalition Falls Apart (Part Two)  The Jamestown Foundation

The Congress made a post-monitoring visit to the Republic of Moldova - Council of EuropeThe Congress made a post-monitoring visit to the Republic of Moldova  Council of Europe

Post-election conference on 2019 Parliamentary Election and General local elections in Republic of Moldova - Council of EuropePost-election conference on 2019 Parliamentary Election and General local elections in Republic of Moldova  Council of Europe

Moldovan President Says Russia Has Made 'First Step' Toward Troop Withdrawal - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyMoldovan President Says Russia Has Made 'First Step' Toward Troop Withdrawal  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Moldova FM: We want to move as quickly as possible on EU accession - EURACTIVMoldova FM: We want to move as quickly as possible on EU accession  EURACTIV

Moldova MP Pushes for Debate on Armenian 'Genocide' - Balkan InsightMoldova MP Pushes for Debate on Armenian 'Genocide'  Balkan Insight

Moldova Braces to Finally Accept Chinese Investment - Balkan InsightMoldova Braces to Finally Accept Chinese Investment  Balkan Insight