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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Textiles, agriculture, pharma, IT: Moldova beckons India (IANS Interview) - Business Standard

Textiles, agriculture, pharma, IT: Moldova beckons India (IANS Interview)
Business Standard
The East European nation of Moldova is wooing Indian investors in the areas of textiles, agriculture, pharmaceuticals and IT among others as it is set to open an embassy in this country in 2019, 28 years after attaining independence following the ...



Chisinau Craft: Brewed in Moldova, Via YouTube - Balkan Insight

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Chisinau Craft: Brewed in Moldova, Via YouTube
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There are no official statistics in Moldova regarding the size and growth of the craft beer market, but in mid-2017 Craft Brewing Business, citing a report by market research firm Technavio, said the number of microbreweries in Europe had risen by ...



Moldova President Makes Pilgrimage to Mount Athos - Balkan Insight

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Moldova President Makes Pilgrimage to Mount Athos
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Moldovan pro-Russian President Igor Dodon left on Monday for a new pilgrimage to Orthodox monasteries on Mount Athos in Greece which are canonically subordinate to Moscow's Patriarchy, months ahead of the legislative elections scheduled for the ...



US Real-Estate Buy Causes Political Row in Moldova - Balkan Insight

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US Real-Estate Buy Causes Political Row in Moldova
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The proposed sale of the land to the US to use as the site of its new embassy caused the row between the ruling Democratic Party of Moldova, PDM and the country's pro-Russian President Igor Dodon, the former leader of the Socialist Party. Dodon refused ...
Moldovan president endorses controversial fiscal amnesty packagebne IntelliNews

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Moldovan Jews slam 'hate speech' after tirade against convicted Jewish mayor - The Times of Israel

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Moldovan Jews slam 'hate speech' after tirade against convicted Jewish mayor
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The reference to Russian provoked outrage in Moldova, where nearly all of the country's some 2,000 Jews and about 20 percent of the general population speak Russian as a mother tongue. Ticu, a former boxer who served as minister for two months in 2013, ...



Moldova's President Gives Green Light for Controversial Fiscal Reform - Balkan Insight

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Moldova's President Gives Green Light for Controversial Fiscal Reform
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Moldova's pro-Russian President Igor Dodon promulgated a controversial fiscal reform package on Thursday which critics say could turn the country into a money laundering hub. After giving the package the green light, Dodon took to Facebook to say that ...



Moldova Pushes for Energy Independence from Russia - Balkan Insight

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Moldova Pushes for Energy Independence from Russia
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Moldova's parliament speaker Andrian Candu said on Tuesday evening that the country will soon start building the Ungheni-Chisinau pipeline section which will link Moldova to the European energy network via Romania for sure. The first section of the ...
Moldova's parliament to study constitutional amendment on European integration this fallTASS
Air Moldova connects with Kievanna.aero

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Moldova's annual inflation slows to 3% in July - SeeNews

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Moldova's annual inflation slows to 3% in July
SeeNews
CHISINAU (Moldova), August 13 (SeeNews) - Moldova's annual consumer price inflation decelerated to 3.0% in July, from 3.2% in the previous month, the National Bureau of Statistics, BNS, said. The main inflation driver in July were food prices, which ...



Tiny Moldova was once a movie-making capital. A few diehards are trying to keep the tradition alive - Los Angeles Times

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Tiny Moldova was once a movie-making capital. A few diehards are trying to keep the tradition alive
Los Angeles Times
It's almost like he can see the crowds that over decades gathered here at the Patria Cinema in the Moldovan town of Cahul, fixing their eyes on features and shorts that stuttered to life in its 420-seat auditorium, or dancing through the night in ...



Moldovan Jews slam 'hate speech' following tirade against convicted Jewish mayor - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Moldovan Jews slam 'hate speech' following tirade against convicted Jewish mayor
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
(JTA) Following a politician's tirade against a Jewish mayor in Moldova convicted of fraud, the country's Jewish community condemned hate speech's use as an instrument of political struggle. The statement Friday by the Jewish Community of Moldova ...
Moldovan Jews slam 'hate speech' following tirade against Jewish conCleveland Jewish News

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