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Moldova's electronic communication sales decreased 1.6 percent to MDL 6.625 billion in 2017, according to data from telecommunications authority Anrceti. The number of mobile broadband users grew the most in 2017 in Moldova, namely by 28.3 percent year-on-year to over 2.430 million. ...
Moldova is the number one most human trafficked country in all of Europe, with this crime targeting primarily college students there. As part of the Combs family's ministry, they will educate college students about the dangers and warning signs of trafficking to help them avoid being swept into this ... missionaries

Chisinau believes that the UN must exert intensive pressure upon the process of the Transnistrian conflict settlement. Speaking at the UN General Assembly session in New York, Moldovan Foreign Minister Tudor Ulianovschi has called the UN to involve corresponding institutions to protect the ...
The most notable increase in the stock of loans in Moldova in March was posted by the consumer loans segment: 24.3% y/y to MDL4.24bn (13.1% of the total). The stock of loans extended for the purchase or construction of buildings also increased at a fast rate (+17.6% y/y to MDL2.76bn), but they ...
Moldova's Security and Intelligence Service, SIS, told BIRN that it has identified 62 persons from the country as taking part in mercenary activities in Ukraine since Russia's annexation of Crimea in March 2014 and in the conflict in the Eastern Ukraine between Ukrainian and pro-Russian separatist forces.
A thief in law from Kazakhstan, alias Lioşa Semipalatenschii, was expelled from Moldova after lawmakers determined that he would organize a drug channel from Kazakhstan to European countries with transit through our country, Republic of Moldova. The 60-year-old man will not be able to come to ...

CHISINAU, 18 April (BelTA) – Moldova and Belarus have always managed to maintain good relations, Moldova President Igor Dodon said in an ... When asked how he sees Belarus-Moldova relations five to ten years from now, the president expressed hope that the two countries will boost their trade.
Ambassador of the Republic of Moldova to Ukraine Ruslan Bolbochan states that "instructors" from the unrecognized Transnistria who collaborated with Russian-backed militants in Donbas have been detained in Moldova, thanks to cooperation and information exchange between Ukrainian and Moldovan ...
CHISINAU (Moldova), April 17 (SeeNews) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered Moldova's 2018 economic growth forecast to 3.5% from 3.7% predicted in October, according to the April edition of the global lender's World Economic Outlook (WEO) report released on Tuesday. Moldova's ...
Like many other women in Moldova, 30-year-old Mariana is finding it hard to find a decent job despite her high level of education. Her prospects are even difficult as she has a child, and most companies are reluctant to hire working mothers. “I've been to several interviews in recent months and employers ...
Foreign citizens will not be allowed to purchase farmland or forests in Moldova, according to the Land Law drafted by the country's public authorities and leaked to Mold Street. Currently around 15% of Moldova's farmland is owned by foreigners despite restrictions on land ownership by foreign ...
The Republic of Moldova has managed to stabilise its economic situation and, with constant but conditional support from the European Union and other international partners, has progressed with the implementation of some reforms, including strengthening the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade ...
The year is 2027, and Romania and Moldova have agreed to unite. But the move is opposed by Russia, which has maintained what it calls "peacekeeping" troops in Moldova's eastern breakaway region of Transdniester since 1992. As Russian forces mass to the east of the Dniester River, including ... Robots
Thousands of people have gathered in the center of Moldova's capital ahead of the 100th anniversary of the unification of Bessarabia and Romania. The March 25 event at Chisinau's Great National Assembly Square was organized by several groups from Moldova, Romania, and the diaspora that are ... Robots
Officials from Moldova and Ukraine signed two cooperation documents in Kiev on Thursday evening to liberalise ground and air transport between the two countries – part of attempts to boost economic cooperation. The new agreements will reduce bureaucracy and eliminate authorisations so people and ... Robots
In the near future, Ambassador of the Republic of Moldova to Russia Andrei Neguta can return to work to the diplomatic mission in Moscow. This decision was the result of a meeting between the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry Sergey Lavrov and the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and ... Robots
On February 4, Romanian Defense Minister Mihai Fifor arrived on an official two-day visit to Moldova. In a joint press conference, Moldovan Defense Minister Eugen Sturza thanked his counterpart and the Romanian government for its support in modernizing and developing the defense legal-strategic ... Robots

For the first time in contemporary history, Moldova is going to buy lethal weapons under NATO standards. According to Defense Minister Eugeniu Sturza, re-arming the National Armed Forces that costs 11 mn euro became possible thanks to assistance of the country's strategic partners. “The main decision ... Robots
The local councilors in the Parva commune, in north-central Romania's Bistriţa-Năsăud county, have signed a resolution requesting the union with the Republic of Moldova, Mediafax reported. It is the first Romanian locality to sign such a declaration. The document, with a symbolic value, is to be sent to all ... Robots
After years of concentrating mainly on trying to help neighbouring Moldova curb corruption and depoliticize key institutions, Romania is showing a change in its policies towards Chisinau, with a greater focus on the economy and investment. Last month, two main Romanian companies announced new ... Robots
In 1991, when Moldova broke free of the Soviet Union, the pro-Russian region of Gagauzia wanted to remain. Twenty-seven ... In 1991, weeks before Moldova declared independence from the Soviet Union, Gagauzia pronounced itself an independent republic – later commuted to an 'autonomous region'. Robots
CHISINAU (Moldova), February 15 (SeeNews) - The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said the Moldovan authorities have the opportunity to take decisive steps to reform the country's banking sector following a recent breakthrough. "We are pleased that the National Bank of ... Robots
The FINANCIAL -- EBRD President Suma Chakrabarti has hailed the recent breakthrough in Moldova's banking sector, on a visit to the capital, Chisinau, and called on the authorities to build on this momentum. “We are pleased that the National Bank of Moldova is successfully tackling vulnerabilities in the ... Robots
The authorities have begun to impose financial penalties on media outlets in an attempt to prevent alleged attempts to spread Russian propaganda in Moldova. Moldova's Audiovisual Coordinating Council, CCA has fined 11 radio and TV stations and seven cable network providers 5,000 lei (around 240 ... Robots
CHISINAU, February 15. /TASS/. US Ambassador to Moldova James Pettit criticized on Thursday the decision to ban Russian news broadcasts in the country. "This violates media freedom," Moldova's NTV-Moldova television channel cited the US diplomat as saying on Thursday. He said, however, that the ... Robots
Cigarette smugglers are becoming increasingly inventive. The border police officers from Iasi found a hand-crafted drone with 12500 cigarettes of Moldovan origin on board, packed in a small package, to be transported to Romania. The discovery was made on the evening of February 12th, at around 20:00, ... Robots
In an attempt to curb Russian propaganda efforts, the pro-European Union government of Moldova has begun implementing a law banning television channels from broadcasting news from Russian news stations. The law, originally passed on Jan. 10, gave media companies 30 days to come into ... Robots
We believe that the last presidential elections showed that in Moldova there is a "critical mass" of people who firmly believe in European values and are willing to get involved for the future of the country. In 2016, despite media pressure and hostile propaganda, we managed to mobilise a large number of ... Robots
Sf. Maria Children's Hospital in Iasi, the largest pediatric hospital in the Moldova region in eastern Romania, will be revamped and modernized under a EU-funded project. The total investment will amount to EUR 27 million, with the contribution of the Iasi County Council amounting to EUR 7.2 million, VAT ... Robots
The Saudi Arabian Football Federation announced that the national team will be facing Moldova in a friendly match as part of the team's preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Head coach Juan Antonio Pizzi and his players will begin the second part of their preparations for the World Cup ... Robots
The project, which was presented in Chisinau on Tuesday, February 6, will be implemented with the assistance of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the EU Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM), Ukrinform's correspondent in Moldova reports. "Modernization of the ... Robots
A country-wide signature campaign in support of statehood has been launched in Moldova. 21 settlements, including 4 towns have already joined it. They have signed a declaration that condemns propaganda of unionism as an ideology undermining independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of ... Robots
Moldova and Romania's defence ministers said on Monday that they will form a joint military battalion for deployment in emergency situations. "We have agreed today to go to the expert level and identify the area where this mixed battalion can be placed," said Romanian Defence Minister Mihai Fifor at a ... Robots
Emphasizing ongoing differences among Moldova's ruling class on the country's political orientation, five opposition lawmakers have put forth a proposal for Moldova's exit from the nine-member Commonwealth of Independent (CIS) states, an organization of formerly Soviet republic dominated by Russia, ... Robots
About 30 of the 101 deputies in Moldova's parliament, from the ruling pro-Western parties, on Wednesday issued a statement accusing Russia of launching “attacks on Moldova's information security and abusive interference in the political life of the country.” The ruling party deputies condemned defamatory ... Robots
Moldova should leave the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) only after it has formally become a candidate for European Union membership, Deputy Prime Minister Iurie Leanca has said. Leanca's statement came after five opposition Liberal Party lawmakers put forward a bill to pull Moldova out of ... Robots
Moscow has dismissed the recent proposal of the Speaker of the Moldova parliament, Andrian Candu, for Russia to pay compensation for illegally stationing its army in Moldova's breakaway Transnistria region as “provocative”. Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin said on Tuesday that such statements ... Robots
The average weekly air temperature was close to normal at -2.5..-4.5Ã‚ÂºС in most of Moldova, locally being 0.5-1ºC below normal. The highest air temperature was registered at +7Ã‚ÂºС and the lowest one at -14ºС. Over the week, the country saw precipitation mainly in the form of snow. Its rates totaled mostly ... Robots
Moldova is facing worrying demographic trends, as large-scale migration and changes in people's mentality cause sharp falls in the numbers of new-borns. ... The average number of live births per 1,000 women has declined in Moldova by some 6 per cent in the last decade, from 1,720 in 2004 to 1,630, ... Robots
Moscow has dismissed the recent proposal of the Speaker of the Moldova parliament, Andrian Candu, for Russia to pay compensation for illegally stationing its army in Moldova's breakaway Transnistria region as “provocative”. Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin said on Tuesday that such statements ... Robots
President Igor Dodon announced on Monday evening that Moldova will host in September the annual meeting of the World Congress of Families, a US-based umbrella organisation of international groups supporting conservative social values. "We are bringing together people around the world to discuss ... Robots
The head of Moldova has said joining Western military alliance NATO would bring conflict to his country, something he wished to avoid by seeking good relations with the multinational coalition's rival, Russia. Moldovan President Igor Dodon reportedly criticized U.S.-led NATO's expanding military ... Robots
President Igor Dodon, who leads the Socialist Party of Moldova, said on his part the Liberals' initiatives were linked to the parliamentary election that the country would have later this year. Opinion polls show that the Liberals, who are quickly losing popularity, may fail to clear the 6-percent threshold and ... Robots
European Commission Vice President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič encouraged Moldova to continue with energy reforms, including the modernisation of infrastructure to boost the country's energy resilience. Šefčovič met with Moldova's Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration Iurie Leancă in ... Robots
President of Moldova Igor Dodon believes that if his country joins NATO, it will face a war, where its people will be used as cannon fodder. According to Dodon, Moldova is squeezed between two states that both oppose Russia. “Our western neighbor is NATO, that is, Romania, our eastern neighbor is ... Robots
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 ... Robots
CHISINAU, January 20. /TASS/. The leader of Moldova's rightwing Party of Action and Solidarity, Maia Sandu spoke on Friday for the country's withdrawal from the Commonwealth of Independent States. "The right-wing parties have discussed the idea of Moldova's withdrawal from the CIS more than once ... Robots
Russia's State Duma on Thursday presented a draft declaration, accusing Moldova of "discrimination" against Russia media, after Moldova's interim president Andrian Candu approved the government-backed "anti-propaganda" law designed to curb the Russian media presence in the former Soviet ... Robots
Severe blizzards that have struck Romania and Moldova have forced scores of roads and schools to close, have left motorists stranded and have caused power outages. Romanian authorities warned of continuing heavy snow and strong winds, reporting that many roads in almost half of the country were ... Robots
“In connection with the fact that Azerbaijan declared the year 2018 as the 'Year of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic', special attention will be paid to the events planned to be organized in Moldova during this year,” he said. “A number of cultural events are planned to be held in Azerbaijan this year.”. Robots


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