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Stories about Moldova

Tensions Grow at Moldova-Transnistria Security Zone

Tensions increased during the night of April 26-27 in the Security Zone of the Republic of Moldova, as the Transnistrian authorities unilaterally installed two checkpoints between the village of Varniţa...

Running 1,000 Miles for Europe's Trafficked Children

Hello Spring, Goodbye Evil Eye

Moldova Without Government: What's Next – East or West?

On March 5, Moldova’s Parliament passed a no-confidence motion, dismissing the country's pro-European three-party coalition government led by Vlad Filat. Just a few weeks earlier, Moldova seemed to be the...

The State of Torture in the World in 2013

Europe's Frozen Conflicts

Albania: Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival

Moldova: Communism – Is It Really Over Now?

On June 12, Moldova’s parliament condemned the Soviet totalitarian communist regime and prohibited the use of the communist symbols, the hammer and sickle. Diana Lungu reports on the online reactions...

Moldova vs. Moldova: Who is the Winner?

On June 28, 1940, Moldova was overrun by the Soviet troops, after it had been given up by Romania. The Soviet Union quickly added it to its territory. Was it...

Moldova, Transnistria, Gagauzia: “Get to Know Your Neighbor”

Moldova: 917-Day Marathon to Elect the President is Over

After two and a half years of repeated failures to elect the head of state, the Moldovan politicians finally managed on March 16 to give the country its new president,...

Moldova: Anti-Government Protests Receive Little Endorsement From Netizens

For the past two weeks Moldovans have been out in the streets, protesting. These protests, however, have received very little endorsement from Moldova's online community. Diana Lungu explains why.

Moldova: New Presidential Candidate Enters the Scene

Moldova, Russia: Controversial Russian Blogger Escapes Prosecution in Moldova

Russian blogger Eduard Bagirov was detained in Chisinau, Moldova, this June and charged with organizing the April 2009 post-election riots there. He was released and placed under house arrest but...

Moldova: “Our Romanian Language” Day Protest

Twenty years after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the official language is still an issue of dispute in Moldova, where the Constitution calls it Moldovan, the educational system teaches...

Moldova: Twenty Years of Independence Marked with Parade and Disillusion

Moldova's bloggers have marked the country's 20th anniversary of independence with criticism and disillusionment rather than with enthusiasm, Diana Lungu reports.

Moldova: Attack on Journalist Causes Online Debate on “Language Issue”

An incident of violence against a Moldovan journalist has brought about active online discussions regarding the long-protracted animosities between the Moldovan majority and the small Russian minority in the country.

Russia/Moldova: Eduard Bagirov, Internet Hooligan, Arrested in Moldova

Moldova: +1 Vote Campaign Buzz Ahead of Local Elections

Moldova’s capital Chisinau is set to witness another democratic exercise on June 19, when the final round of the local election will decide whether the city will have a liberal...

Moldova: Diplomatic Controversy Marks Russia Day

The official diplomatic celebrations preceding Russia Day in Moldova have sparked controversies that verge on a diplomatic scandal. Diana Lungu reports on the details of the scandal and translates reactions...

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