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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 (...)

Moldova’s pro-Kremlin president, Igor Dodon, with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, at  an informal Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) summit in Novo-Ogaryovo,  near Moscow, on December 26th. Photograph: Alexei Druzhnin/EPA/Sputnik

Moldovan president Igor Dodon has warned the country’s government that its days are numbered, after it succeeded in suspending him for a third time to(...)

Moldova’s president Igor Dodon takes his oath on the Moldovan constitution during his inauguration ceremony at the Republican Palace in Chisinau, Moldova. Photograph: EPA

Moldova’s pro-Russian president Igor Dodon has urged supporters to refrain from “revolution” and wait for elections next year to oust the current gove(...)

Moldovan president Igor Dodon and Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Sochi on October 10th. Mr Dodon denounced Moldova’s highest court on Wednesday for approving a proposal from pro-EU deputies to change the nation’s constitution. Photograph:   Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images

Moldova’s pro-Kremlin president Igor Dodon has vowed to block efforts by its West-leaning government to change the name of its official language, in (...)

 Pro-Russian president of Moldova Igor Dodon: called his  country’s ban on Russia deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin  “an act of great political stupidity”. Photograph: EPA

Moscow has accused tiny Moldova of undermining their relations and threatening the stability of the region and Europe, after it banned Russian deputy(...)

The embassy of Russia in Chisinau, Moldova. “They were declared persona non grata on the basis of information received from the special services,” Moldova’s prime minister Pavel Filip said of the five Russians expelled on Tuesday. Photograph: Viktor Dimitrov/Reuters

Moldova has expelled five Russian diplomats in a move that its pro-Kremlin president has called a western-backed bid to damage the country’s relation(...)

Moldova’s new president, Igor Dodon, taking his oath on the Moldovan constitution during his inauguration ceremony in Chisinau before Christmas.  Photograph: Dumitru Doru/EPA

Moldova’s new president, Igor Dodon, has stripped citizenship of his country from the former leader of neighbouring Romania, prompting criticism he is(...)

Bulgarian president Rosen Plevneliev (right) shakes hands with president-elect Rumen Radev prior to their meeting at the Bulgarian presidency office in Sofia on November 14th, 2016. Photograph: Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images

Bulgaria and Moldova face political uncertainty after presidential elections in both countries were won by candidates who seek warmer relations with R(...)

Pro-Russian presidential candidate General Rumen Radev,  of the Bulgarian Socialist Party, meets supporters during an election rally in Karlovo. Photograph: Peter Ganev/Reuters

Politicians seeking closer ties with Russia are expected to win Sunday’s presidential election run-offs in Bulgaria and Moldova, potentially giving a(...)

A man reads the morning paper in Chisinau, Moldova. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Moldova’s presidential election will be decided in a run-off between an admirer of Russian leader Vladimir Putin and a former World Bank economist who(...)

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