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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 territorial ...
As UNIAN reported earlier, at a security conference held on April 17 in Kyiv, called "Traps of the Transnistrian settlement: How to avoid them", Moldovan ambassador Radu Bolbocean said that many military instructors from Transnistria had been detained in Moldova, without giving their exact numbers or ...

Transnistrian Foreign Minister Vitaly Ignatyev while meeting political representatives of Moldova has announced that introducing a joint Moldovan-Ukrainian monitoring of a section of the Transnistrian border is a sign of destructive position of Chisinau and does not promote the negotiation process to settle ...
CHISINAU, 19 April (BelTA) – Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko met with Moldovan political and state figure, former Moldova President ... The sides discussed the current state of Belarus-Moldova relations and the development of the foreign and domestic political situation in the two countries.
Speaker of Moldovan Parliament Andrian Candu says the US Congress is ready to pass a resolution to support Moldova's accession to the European Union and to demand withdrawal ... While in Washington, Candu met with a group of congressmen and discussed the current political situation in the region.
The Foreign Ministry of Ukraine has confirmed that “major threat for Ukraine comes from the Operative Group of Russian Troops” deployed in Transnistria region not controlled by Moldova. In this light, Ukraine supported the stance of Moldovan government comparing Russian peacekeepers with occupation ...

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 ...
In her speech, the minister said Moldova “is facing interstate conflict with Russia. As European Court of Human Rights mentioned multiple times, Republic of Moldova lacks control over occupied territories. The ECHR reforms remains the single efficient method to remedy the breached human rights of ...
To date, the situation is complicated by the internal conflict among Moldova's political elites. ... Both the fact that Russia launches such negotiations and the fact that Russia is getting engaged in the Moldovan crisis with supposedly peacekeeping initiatives, or at least with the consent to resolve the conflict, ...
Shor remains at large, and in the meantime, he became mayor of a large town, took over the leadership of a political party and is gearing up to enter the parliament. Keen observers of Moldovan politics know that this would be impossible without the protection from the head of Moldova's ruling Democratic ...
The parliament of the Republic of Moldova is drafting new amendments to the Television and Radio Code that envisage punitive measures against the ... News and analysis shows with military and political coverage produced in countries that did not ratify the European Convention on Transfrontier ...
Moldova still has a long way to go to implement the reforms it promised as part of a free trade and political deal with the European Union, according to a ... are due to be held before the end of the year – and as the issue of aligning with the EU or with Russia continues to be prevalent in Moldovan politics.
Certain political quarters in Russia “stake on” President of Moldova Igor Dodon proceeding from the algorithm “Transnistria in exchange for loyalty to Moscow.” To that end, perhaps the Moldovan president having approval rating, but lacking support of the political establishment should lead the country ...
Over tens of thousands of protestors reportedly marched in the streets of Moldova's capital, Chişinău, on March 25th, 2018, in favor of the country's ... Since its inception as a state, Moldovan domestic politics have been embroiled in a political tug-of-war between Russia and the West, and have often served ...
Earlier, the Embassy's Spokesman Anatoly Loshakov confirmed to TASS that it had received a note from Moldova's Foreign Ministry ordering to expel three Russian diplomats within seven days. Moldovan Prime Minister Pavel Filip explained that the decision on the expulsion of Russian diplomats was a ...
To be more precise, on the political side, it is worth mentioning the visits of high level officials from Moldova paid to the Republic of Azerbaijan, high level ... We are looking forward to multiply the cultural events to be held this year, such as the participation of a group of Moldovan artists at the International ...
After the March 20 official visit of Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin, Chisinau started talking about intensifying the political dialog of the two ... On March 27, the Moldovan foreign ministry summoned Russia's Ambassador to Moldova Farit Mukhametshin and informed him that three Russian ...

“We must condemn the propagation of this political plague in the Republic of Moldova,” Dodon, a pro-Russian former leader of the Party of Socialists, wrote on Facebook on Sunday. He accused the Moldovan government led by the Democratic Party — which is pro-EU — of being responsible for “the ...
"The current state [of Russian-Moldovan relations] does not match the existing potentials and necessitates joint moves to invigorate them and give them a boost. A summit-level dialogue creates all necessary conditions for that," said the document posted on the website of the Foreign Ministry on Thursday.
MOSCOW, March 23. /TASS/. Moldova's Ambassador to Russia Andrei Neguta returned to Moscow on Friday, the republic's diplomatic mission told TASS. "He came back with a particular instruction from the Moldovan leadership to step up work on enhancing bilateral relations," the Embassy said.
In this regard, Ambassador Gudsi Osmanov invited the Moldovan Minister of Foreign Affairs to pay a working visit to the Republic of Azerbaijan this year, which, according to the diplomat, will contribute to the intensification of the political dialogue between the two countries, the launch of new investment ...
Grigory Karasin arrived in Moldova for a two-day visit on March 20 to discuss prospects of development of the relations between the two countries and actions aimed at sooner settlement of the Dniester conflict. At a meeting with Moldova's Foreign Minister Tudor Ulianovschi Chisinau's position was ...
Currently, the EU has Association Agreements with Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, including existing free trade agreements. The three ... Can the promise of a continued sectoral integration alone translate into a continued political commitment to reforms and modernisation in the region? EURACTIV ...
The Moldovan prime minister said it is necessary to prevent from “malpractice against Moldovan officials.” He said this made Moldova recall its ambassador from Moscow in the end of last year that resulted in a crisis in Russia-Moldova diplomatic relations. At the same time, Filip stressed that Chisinau was ...
The President of Moldova spoke of the meeting of the Azerbaijani-Moldovan intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation, and stressed the ... The President of Moldova also pointed out active cooperation within the CIS, stressing the importance of political stability for each society: “We have met ...
The same happened with a group of judges who became involved in a large money-laundering operation from 2011-2012, which used Moldovan banks as transit routes for more than 24 .... The lack of appropriate action around the banking scandal is poisoning Moldova's political dialogue with the EU.
Yes, we do not like this . . . But we cannot create shows by banning journalists from entering the country,” underlined Cornelia Cozonac, head of the Center for Investigative Journalism, a Moldovan non-governmental organisation. Some 10 Russian journalists* have been barred from entering Moldova since ...
Pro-EU leaders from Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia said Friday that the continued presence of Russian military in their countries was destabilizing. The parliamentary speakers from the three countries issued a joint statement at the end of a one-day security conference in Moldova's capital, Chisinau, ...
Mihai Popşoi, vice-president of the Party of Action and Solidarity and a Moldovan political analyst, said in an interview with the HPR that there were warning signs as early as 2010 and 2011. The members of the Alliance took advantage of their new mandate to divide government ministries and public funds ...
BRUSSELS -- The European Union is urging Moldova to press ahead with judicial reforms and undertake a "more decisive fight against corruption," according to a draft text seen by RFE/RL. The draft expresses EU concerns over the prosecution of lawyers, judges, and political opponents and the "selective ...
Moldovan government officials also keep talking about restoring good-neighborly relations with the Russian Federation, but on the condition that it "ceases to interfere in the geopolitical situation" in the region. Moldovan Prime Minister Pavel Filip noted "the priority attention that Moldova is paying to the ...
Within next three years, the Moldovan army will be brought into correspondence with the requirements of the NATO. ... for Diplomatic, Political Studies and Security Issues Valeriu Ostalep, now, none of Moldova's neighbors is a potential enemy against whom the Moldovan army could use lethal weapons.
“In Kyiv, on February 15, 2018, Ukrainian-Moldovan political consultations took place at the level of Deputy Foreign Minister Vasyl Bodnar and State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova Tatiana Molchan,” the ministry said on Thursday. During the ...
Candu and Filip are both members of the pro-Western Democratic Party of Moldova (PDM). Moldova's parliament on February 8 adopted a declaration condemning alleged Russian attacks on cybersecurity and accusing Moscow's secret services of financing Moldovan political parties. Pro-Russian ...
The Moldovan Ministry of Defense is hoping to soon begin the second phase of the DCBI, which would entail actual training for the various branches of the Armed Forces (Army.md, January 29). However, in order to be promoted to the second phase, the Moldovan government needs to show a political ...
Moldova's Prime Minister Pavel Filip has announced that the republic is not ready yet to join the European Union. It is too early to apply for accession to the EU. Our country is hardly ready for such a step in 2018-19,” the prime minister said. According to him, at the current stage, the European integration is a ...
Continuing the conversation about politics in Moldovan leadership, Alexander Lukashenko noted that Moldovan Prime Minister Pavel Filip cannot be ... Alexander Lukashenko remarked that Belarus is interested in cooperation with Moldova starting with corn seed growing and ending with wine growing.
The limited options for diversification of energy routes and supplies make the country reliant on political stability in Romania and Ukraine. Domestically, the full implementation of EU energy standards will require a strong political will of the Moldovan elite, as it would diminish Gazprom´s dominance and ...
According to the Transnistrian JCC co-chair, “nihilism towards Russian members of the commission” can be seen from Moldovan and Ukrainian members. In particular, blocking military monitors from visiting several peacekeepers' checkpoints where the infrastructure was renovated recently has become ...
For Moldova, the autonomous region of Transnistria raises questions regarding the state's path forward with various international bodies, and the Kremlin still has clear influence in Moldovan politics. With Moldovan parliamentary elections approaching this year, the stakes are high for Moldova's future as a free, whole, and ...
EXCLUSIVE / In a wide-ranging interview, the minister of foreign affairs and European integration of Moldova, Tudor Ulianovschi, talks about his country's relations with the EU and Moscow, the political situation ahead of crucial elections, and the prospects for frozen conflicts in Transnistria as well as other ...
Speaking of the prospect of Moldova becoming an EU member, Mr Dodon said: “Brussels is not ready for that. “It was made clear during the Eastern Partnership Summit, which took place recently. And Moldova is not ready itself.” The Moldovan president also stressed his desire for Moldova to maintain ...
President of Moldova Igor Dodon will participate in the 6th Global Baku Forum to be held on March 15-17, the State Committee on Work with Diaspora of ... of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center, about 500 guests, including prominent public and political figures are expected to take part in the forum.
BRUSSELS -- The European Union is urging Moldova to press ahead with judicial reforms and undertake a "more decisive fight against corruption," according to a draft text seen by RFE/RL. The draft expresses EU concerns over the prosecution of lawyers, judges, and political opponents and the "selective ...
Moldova Hopes to Boost Military Ties With Romania Amid Tensions With Russia .... Thus, despite all the tough talk coming from Chisinau, the Moldovan government shows no political commitment to boost its own defense capabilities and, unlike Georgia and Ukraine, remains part of the CIS—a relic of ...
Moldovan government officials also keep talking about restoring good-neighborly relations with the Russian Federation, but on the condition that it "ceases to interfere in the geopolitical situation" in the region. Moldovan Prime Minister Pavel Filip noted "the priority attention that Moldova is paying to the ...
Within next three years, the Moldovan army will be brought into correspondence with the requirements of the NATO. ... for Diplomatic, Political Studies and Security Issues Valeriu Ostalep, now, none of Moldova's neighbors is a potential enemy against whom the Moldovan army could use lethal weapons.
The law entered into force on January 10 and bans TV programmes with political and military content broadcast from countries that haven't ratified the ... Russian MPs reacted strongly to the new law in Moldova and took the issue to EU institutions for arbitration, arguing that it affects the Russian minority ...
What role can the diaspora play in Moldovan politics? Thanks to remittances, the diaspora contributes to 25-30% of Moldova's GDP, but the current government would like to totally exclude it from political life. With the new electoral law, the Western diaspora is entitled to a maximum of two seats, much fewer ...
Candu and Filip are both members of the pro-Western Democratic Party of Moldova (PDM). Moldova's parliament on February 8 adopted a declaration condemning alleged Russian attacks on cybersecurity and accusing Moscow's secret services of financing Moldovan political parties. Pro-Russian ...


 

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