Maia Sandu

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President-elect  of Moldova Maia Sandu:  Former World Bank economist who wants Moldova to join the EU is set to be sworn in as the country’s first female president. Photograph: Dumitru Doru

Thousands of Moldovans have rallied to demand snap parliamentary elections and to denounce allies of the country’s outgoing Russian-backed president I(...)

Maia Sandu: “Moldovans want a state that does not steal from them. A state that does not protect thieves.” Photograph:  EPA/Dumitru Doru

Moldova’s incoming president Maia Sandu has pledged to fight corruption and strengthen the economy while seeking good relations with Russia and the We(...)

Belarusians living in Ukraine along with their supporters and Ukrainian activists lay flowers and candles at a symbolic memorial for Roman Bondarenko in Kiev. Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

Thousands of Belarusians have taken to the streets to denounce the country’s autocratic president Alexander Lukashenko and to honour a pro-democracy p(...)

Prime minister of Moldova Maia Sandu speaks in front of parliament in Chisinau. Her government lost a vote of non-confidence. Photograph: Dumitru Doru/EPA

The EU has warned Moldova of potentially “severe consequences” for its relationship with the bloc after its parliament ousted a strongly pro-reform g(...)

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(...)

Moldova’s disputed prime minister Maia Sandu speaks to members of her cabinet during its first meeting at parliament headquarters in Chisinau. Photograph: Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images

The EU, Russia and the US have called for the peaceful resolution of a major political crisis in Moldova, where rival governments are vying for contro(...)

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 (...)

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