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Moldova welcomes Commission’s recommendation for EU candidate status

Moldova welcomes the European Commission's recommendation to grant it candidate status, which it expects to be approved by European Union leaders next week, the country's president said today. "The recommendation is based on the perception that our...

The President of France supports Moldova’s request to join the EU

French President Emmanuel Macron today called Moldova's request to join the European Union "absolutely legitimate" in a joint press conference he gave in Chisinau with his Moldovan counterpart Maya Santo. Moldova is one of three former Soviet...

Austria: Carl Nehamer calls for intermediate stage for Ukraine’s EU membership

Austrian Chancellor Carl Nehammer today called for an intermediate stage between co-operation and full accession to the European Union for countries such as Ukraine and Moldova. The so-called "preparatory period" will allow countries to reach European Union...

Moldova bans Russian news programs

The Moldovan parliament today passed a law banning Russian news broadcasts in the country, where differences between pro-Western and pro-Russian groups escalated with the conflict in Ukraine. This law on "information security" prohibits the "broadcasting on radio...

Moldova: Former Russian President Dodon Under house arrest for 30 days

Former Moldovan President Igor Dodon has been placed under house arrest for 30 days. Igor Dodon is accused of corruption and betrayal. The prosecutor's office intends to appeal against the court decision that placed him under...

Moldova: Former Russian President Dodon Detained – Suspected of Betrayal and Corruption

Former Moldovan (Moldovan) pro-Russian President Igor Dodon has been arrested on suspicion of treason and corruption, prosecutors say in a country where tensions between pro-Western and pro-Russian have risen with the war in Ukraine. "Igor Dodon was...