BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A court in Moldova placed former President Igor Dodon under 30-day house arrest on Thursday as he faces an investigation into suspected treason, corruption, illicit enrichment and illegal party financing.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A former Moldovan president was ordered detained following a series of police raids Tuesday as part of a judicial investigation into suspected treason, corruption, illicit enrichment and illegal party financing, prosecutors said.
BUCHAREST (AP) — Moldova’s Constitutional Court on Wednesday canceled a state of emergency introduced to combat COVID-19 infections, enabling President Maia Sandu to dissolve parliament and call for an early election on July 11.
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova’s pro-Russian prime minister has resigned to, as he put it, pave the way for an early parliamentary election and “bring normalcy” to the tiny former Soviet state.
Prime Minister Ion Chicu, who led a pro-Russian government since November 2019, tendered his resignation Wednesday, a day before the country’s newly elected pro-Western president, Maia Sandu, is due to take office.
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Thousands of Moldovans protested Sunday outside the national parliament building in the capital demanding the resignation of the country’s Russia-backed government and a new election.
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Maia Sandu, a former World Bank economist who favors closer ties with the European Union, has won Moldova's presidential runoff vote, decisively defeating the staunchly pro-Russian incumbent, according to preliminary results released Monday.
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldovans returned to the polls Sunday for a presidential runoff, facing a stark choice between the staunchly pro-Russian incumbent and his popular challenger, a pro-Western former World Bank economist.
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova's presidential election is heading to a runoff after no candidate earned a majority in a first round of weekend voting which, however, gave a narrow lead to a pro-Western candidate.
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Voters in Moldova cast ballots Sunday in a presidential election that is perceived as a referendum on two divergent visions for the future of the small Eastern European nation.
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova’s parliament on Thursday voted to back a new, technocratic government led by a former finance minister.
Sixty-two of the 101 deputies voted in favor of Prime Minister Ion Chicu’s government, two days after the collapse of the short-lived administration headed by Maia Sandu, a pro-Western, anti-corruption reformer.
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova’s president says he is nominating his former adviser as the country’s next prime minister.
President Igor Dodon nominated Ion Chicu, also a former finance minister, on Wednesday, a day after the government of Maia Sandulost a no-confidence vote in parliament.
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — A caretaker government in Moldova on Friday announced its resignation in order to end a power struggle that has heightened political tensions in the impoverished ex-Soviet republic.
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has given his strong support to Moldova's new coalition government, which has been locked in a power struggle with a rival administration in the former Soviet republic.
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova's rival governments accused each other of usurping power Tuesday amid an escalating political crisis in the impoverished ex-Soviet nation.
After months of deadlock following February's elections in which no party won a majority, the pro-Russian Socialist Party of President Igor Dodon made a surprise announcement over the weekend that it was forming a coalition government with ACUM, Prime Minister Maia Sandu's pro-Europe party.
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova's interim president has dissolved parliament and called for snap elections on Sept. 6 amid a months-long political crisis.
Pavel Filip announced his decision shortly after his appointment on Sunday by the Constitutional Court to replace Igor Dodon.
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — No party secured a majority in Moldova parliamentary elections, near final results showed Monday, a development that leaves the former Soviet republic in limbo between pro-Western and pro-Russia forces.
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Near-final results from Sunday's parliamentary elections in Moldova showed no party secured a majority, a result that could leave the former Soviet republic in limbo between pro-Western and pro-Russia forces.
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova's president said Thursday the former Soviet republic needs good relations with Russia, amid uncertainty about the future of the European Union.
President Igor Dodon said in an interview with The Associated Press that Moldova depends on Moscow for energy, exports and to solve a frozen conflict in its pro-Russian breakaway republic of Trans-Dniester, where Russia has 1,000 troops and 500 peacekeepers stationed.
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova's parliamentary election campaign began Monday amid concerns that Russia is seeking to influence the results in the former Soviet republic.
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Moldova Wednesday for a two-day visit aimed at boosting political and trade ties with the former Soviet republic.
Erdogan met President Igor Dodon for talks at the presidential building, which was reopened for the occasion.
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has arrived in Moldova for a two-day visit aimed at boosting political and trade ties with the former Soviet republic.
Erdogan met President Igor Dodon for talks Wednesday at the presidential building, which was reopened for the occasion.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Moldovan authorities say Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is to visit the former Soviet republic, weeks after Moldova expelled seven Turkish teachers in a joint operation with the Turkish intelligence service.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Moldova's Constitutional Court has temporarily stripped the country's pro-Moscow president of his duties for refusing to endorse new ministers in a political standoff.
Monday's ruling to suspend President Igor Dodon's powers came after he said he wouldn't approve candidates for the health and agriculture portfolios because they lacked the necessary skills.
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldovan President Igor Dodon sustained minor injuries Sunday when the car he was traveling in was involved in a crash, officials said.
Presidential adviser Maxim Lebedinschi said Dodon didn't require medical treatment after the crash, which occurred near the town of Straseni, north of the capital, Chisinau.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Moldova's government says it will wait for a new Romanian gas pipeline to be built rather than extend a deal with Russian energy company Gazprom.
Economy Minister Chiril Gaburici told the TVC21 cable network that the economically-struggling nation, which relies on Russia for gas, will wait for the construction of a 120-kilometer (75-mile) link from Romania's border to Moldova's capital, Chisinau.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A top Moldovan official on Friday accused Russia of meddling in domestic politics in an election year and called on Moscow to respect the former Soviet republic.
Parliamentary speaker Andrian Candu told The Associated Press that pro-European officials fear Russian interference will escalate ahead of parliamentary elections this fall.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Moldova's Constitutional Court has temporarily stripped the country's pro-Moscow president of his duties for his refusal to endorse new ministers in a political standoff.
President Igor Dodon rejected the court's Tuesday ruling, which said his powers should be given to the Parliament speaker or prime minister.
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova's Constitutional Court says that the country's president can be temporarily suspended from his duties after he refused to swear in the defense minister.
The court ruled Tuesday that President Igor Dodon could be stripped of his duties for "deliberately refusing...
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Moldova's Constitutional Court has ruled that a referendum that planned to ask voters whether the country's pro-Russian president should have greater powers is unconstitutional.
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldovan lawmakers have demanded that Russia withdraws its troops from the separatist region of Trans-Dniester, in a move that could heighten tensions between the pro-Western government and the president who favors closer relations with Moscow.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Moldova's government is expelling five Russian diplomats from the former Soviet republic.
A spokeswoman for the Foreign and European Integration Ministry confirmed Monday that the diplomats will be expelled.
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova's prime minister is asking the president to approve the suspension of the agriculture minister, Eduard Grama, who has been detained as a suspect in a scheme to illegally expropriate state-owned vineyards and buildings.
MOSCOW (AP) — Moldova's new president, who is visiting Russia on his first trip abroad, voiced hope Tuesday for rebuilding "strategic" ties with Moscow and hinted that the ex-Soviet nation could eventually shelve a trade pact with the European Union.
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — A key candidate in Moldova's presidential election withdrew from the race Wednesday, giving a boost to a pro-European candidate in the former Soviet republic.
Marian Lupu, who is chairman of the Democratic Party, the biggest party in the pro-European governing coalition, said he was quitting the race to throw his support behind Maia Sandu, an ex-World Bank economist who vows to fight corruption.