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Klaus Iohannis
Europe's East 02-03-2015

Iohannis visits Moldova, discusses regional security

During a visit to Moldova and Germany, Romanian President Klaus Iohannis held talks concerning the continuation of Moldova`s European path. Both Klaus Iohannis and Angela Merkel gave assurance that Romania and the European Union will support Moldova. EURACTIV Romania reports.
Socialist Party election poster depicts activists meeting with Putin. It reads “Together with Russia” [Reuters]
Elections 01-12-2014

Difficult coalition talks expected after Moldova election

Moldova's three main pro-Europe parties appeared on course to be able to form a new coalition government, with most of the vote from an election yesterday (30 November) counted, despite the pro-Moscow Socialist Party taking first place, analysts said today.
Europe's East 02-09-2014

EU foreign ministers gather in Moldova in show of support

Federica Mogherini, the newly appointed head of the EU diplomatic service, met with several EU foreign affairs ministers in Chisinau, Moldova yesterday (1 September) in a sign of support for the country. This was Mogherini’s first official trip abroad, after being appointed to be the next EU foreign affairs chief.
Energy 28-08-2014

Gazprom monopoly broken in Moldova

The Republic of Moldova has broken Moscow-backed Gazprom’s gas monopoly after completing the first phase of a new pipeline connecting it to the EU energy market.
Europe's East 02-07-2014

Moldova sets record in ratifying EU association agreement

Moldova has ratified today its EU association agreement today (2 July) , which was signed last Friday on the occasion of the last EU summit. However, the largest force in parliament, the pro-Russia Communists, boycotted the vote.
Petro Poroshenko
Global Europe 27-06-2014

East Ukraine crisis eclipses celebration of EU pacts

The leaders of Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia, together with their EU counterparts, signed landmark Association Agreements today (27 June). Not long after, EU leaders returned to the issue of the crisis in Eastern Ukraine, warning Russia that if de-escalation is not achieved by 30 June, new sanctions against Moscow would be adopted, possibly by another emergency summit.
Cecilia Malmström presents proposals for more flexible visa rules in Brussels, 1 April 2014
Europe's East 28-04-2014

EU defies Russia by granting visa-free travel to Moldovans

Moldovan citizens will no longer require visas to travel to most of the European Union from Monday (28 April), as the bloc presses ahead with deeper ties with east European nations in defiance of Russia.