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Soviet Yearnings Hopes Rise in Transnistria of a Russian Annexation

Transnistria is the only place in Europe that still uses the hammer and sickle on its flag. Now that Russia has annexed Crimea and is eyeing eastern Ukraine, many in the breakaway Moldovan republic hope that they are next on Moscow's agenda. Von Alexander Smoltczyk
24. April 2014, 17:56 Uhr

EU vs. Moscow Russia Tries to Woo Back Moldova

As Moldova prepares to sign an Association Agreement with the European Union, Russia is stepping up attempts to keep the country in its fold. It has found some willing helpers in the country. Von Christian Neef
4. März 2014, 14:20 Uhr

Republic of Abandoned Children Desperate Moldovans Head West without Families

Moldova was a relatively prosperous republic when it was still part of the Soviet Union. But now its ailing economy has driven roughly a quarter of its population abroad in search of better prospects. The victims are the thousands of children growing up back home alone. Von Nicola Abé
19. September 2012, 12:55 Uhr

Romanian Passports For Moldovans Entering the EU Through the Back Door

Romania's president wants to increase his country's population and is using an odd means to do so. The country is generously bestowing hundreds of thousands of Romanian passports on impoverished Moldovans. They are gratefully accepting the offer from the EU member state and are streaming into Western Europe to work as cheap laborers. Von Benjamin Bidder
13. Juli 2010, 18:44 Uhr

'Twitter Revolution' Fearing Uprising, Russia Backs Moldova's Communists

This week's peaceful protests in Moldova that transformed into riots have raised the possibility of an anti-Communist revolution like those seen in Georgia and Ukraine. Now Russia is stepping in to back Moldova's old guard, but the country's tangled history could prove to be diplomatic quicksand for the West. More protests were brewing on Friday.
10. April 2009, 14:33 Uhr

Reunification with Romania? EU Dreams in Communist Moldova

Europe's last Communist regime is looking increasingly shaky. The population in Moldova, which holds parliamentary elections this Sunday, wants reunification with Romania -- and the EU membership it would bring. Von Uwe Klußmann
2. April 2009, 14:55 Uhr
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