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Moldova’s prime minister Maia Sandu: ‘We are not asking for advance payments. We are asking for support for our democratic transformation.’ Photograph: Robert Ghement/EPA

The European Union has promised political and financial support to the new government of Moldova, as it seeks to transform the poor and corruption-rid(...)

Maia Sandu leads her first government session in the government building in Chisinau, Moldova, on Saturday. Photograph:  Dumitru Doru/EPA

Moldova’s new prime minister, Maia Sandu, has vowed to cleanse its corrupt institutions and reinstate the rule of law after her pro-EU bloc and a Russ(...)

President of Moldova Igor Dodon, second from left, during a briefing in the parliament building in Chisinau, Moldova. Photograph: Dumitru Doru/EPA

Moldova’s president and new government have called for a mass rally this weekend to force out a rival oligarch-backed cabinet, as political turmoil gr(...)

Citizens vote at a polling station in Bardar village, on February 24, 2019, as Moldovans vote to elect new parliament members. Photograph: Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty

Moldova faces political uncertainty after a bruising election created a deeply fractured parliament riven by accusations of vote-rigging and the alleg(...)

Andrei Nastase and Maia Sandu: Photograph: The Democrats, led by tycoon Vladimir Plahotniuc, claim to be the only pro-EU party that can stop the Socialists taking Moldova back into the embrace of Moscow.

The leaders of Moldova’s pro-western opposition movement suspect they have been poisoned on the orders of the country’s ruling party, which they warn (...)

Anna Donath, deputy leader of Hungary’s Momentum party, at a recent anti-government rally. Photograph courtesy of Momentum

When Hungary’s proudly illiberal government rails against “foreign-trained activists” and “Soros-network putschists” that it sees behind recent street(...)

A protest against a proposed new labour law, billed as the “slave law”, outside the headquarters of Hungarian state television in Budapest. Photograph: Bernadett Szabo/Reuters

Thousands of Hungarians who have spent recent nights protesting in icy Budapest intend to make this an uncomfortably hot winter for their premier, Vik(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin and Moldova’s president Igor Dodon in St Petersburg on December 6th, 2018. Photograph: Olga Maltseva

Moldova’s constitutional court has again suspended the country’s pro-Russian president, Igor Dodon, amid an intensifying power struggle ahead of parli(...)

 Anti-corruption campaigner Andrei Nastase,  whose victory in the Chisinau mayoral election has been  annulled, and head of the Action and Solidarity party Maia Sandu: travelled to Strasbourg on Monday to meet EU officials. Photograph: Dumitru Doru/EPA

Moldova’s pro-western opposition is urging the EU to impose sanctions on leaders whom they accuse of turning the country into a “dictatorship”, follo(...)

Citizens protest in Great National Assembly Square, in front of the Arch of Triumph, after the invalidation of the second round of mayoral elections in Chisinau, Moldova, on Monday. Photograph: Dumitru Doru/EPA

Moldovans have taken to the streets after anti-corruption campaigner Andrei Nastase was barred from becoming mayor of their capital, Chisinau, due to (...)

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