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Chiril Gaburici, who resigned as Moldova’s prime minister on Friday. His travails intensified pressure on the government as Russia seeks to strengthen its position in two pro-Moscow regions of Moldova. Photograph: Viktor Dimitrov/Reuters

Moldova’s pro-Russian parties were expected to defeat pro-EU rivals in yesterday’s local elections, which were dominated by political and fina(...)

A statue of Lenin in Tiraspol, the administrative capital of Transdniestria, an enclave in Moldova: for Moldovans who don’t believe in Russia, but have lost faith in the EU, there may be an alternative: Romania. Photograph: John Fleming

“Dracula is watching us to make sure it happens.” Bogdan Diaconu drags on yet another cigarette and smiles. The Romanian politician, president of the (...)

Moldovan students from Craiova city in Romania display EU-colored umbrellas and placards while arriving in Bucharest before voting in Moldova’s parliamentary elections at their country embassy.  Photograph: Robert Ghement/EPA

A senior Russian official has urged Moldova to re-think its pro-EU course, after a parliamentary election gave parties favouring integration with the(...)

 A damaged carriage of a passenger train Moscow-Chisinau after it collided with a cargo train near the town of Naro-Fominsk in the Moscow region today. Photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

A freight train jumped the tracks and collided with a passenger train near Moscow today, ripping the side off one of the carriages and killing at leas(...)

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