Latest Moldova News

As Europe's leaders meet, some fear for EU membership hopes

Oct. 05, 2022 03:47 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Leaders from more than 40 countries meeting in the Czech capital Thursday are set to launch a “European Political Community” aimed at boosting security and prosperity across the continent. But critics claim the new forum is an attempt to put the brakes on European Union...

Live Updates: Russia-Ukraine War

Oct. 04, 2022 15:47 PM EDT

Russian state-owned energy giant Gazprom says it may halt gas deliveries to Moldova, Europe’s poorest country, if it fails to pay its latest bill by Oct. 20 as its contract stipulates. In a statement Tuesday, Gazprom said it had repeatedly allowed Moldovan national gas supplier...

At UN, Russia's war in Ukraine is both text and subtext

Sep. 22, 2022 10:07 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — After two years of discourse dominated by the coronavirus pandemic, this year's U.N. General Assembly has a new occupant of center stage: the war in Ukraine. The pleas made by leaders from around the world for peace were both an altruistic amplification of...

Lavrov warns Moldova about threats to peacekeepers

Sep. 01, 2022 09:41 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign minister warned Thursday that any actions seen as endangering a Russian peacekeeping contingent in a separatist region of Moldova would be considered as an attack on Russia itself. Sergey Lavrov's statement in an address at Russia's top foreign...

Bomb threats put tiny Moldova, Ukraine's neighbor, on edge

Aug. 19, 2022 02:00 AM EDT

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — For tiny Moldova, an impoverished, landlocked nation that borders war-torn Ukraine but isn't in the European Union or NATO, it's been another week plagued by bomb threats. On an overcast day outside the international airport serving Moldova's capital of...

Police in Moldova investigate string of bomb threats

Aug. 15, 2022 08:46 AM EDT

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Police in Moldova’s capital Chisinau were investigating a string of bomb threats Monday at locations including at the country’s supreme court and its international airport, authorities said. Police said that the nine bomb threats also targeted shopping...

Transnistria's FM: Integration with Russia remains possible

Jul. 22, 2022 07:54 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The foreign minister of Moldova's separatist Transnistria region said Friday that it is committed to achieving independence and possible unification with Russia, and that Moldova's becoming a candidate for European Union membership effectively ends any possibility of cooperation. ...

EU starts membership talks with Albania, North Macedonia

Jul. 19, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union started membership negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia on Tuesday, a long-delayed step in the Balkan nations' paths toward EU membership that gained momentum amid the war in Ukraine. Officially, the process kicked off with the...

Ukraine's Zelenskyy fires top security chief and prosecutor

Jul. 17, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

VINNYTSIA, Ukraine (AP) — As Russian troops pressed their offensive in Ukraine's east, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy fired his state security chief and prosecutor general on Sunday, citing hundreds of criminal proceedings into treason and collaboration by people within their departments...

Moldova gets support from partners amid series of hardships

Jul. 15, 2022 13:00 PM EDT

SIGHISOARA, Romania (AP) — Moldova received about 600 million euros in pledges at a donors conference Friday, an official said, to help the tiny country overcome rising inflation and the impact of Russia’s war in Ukraine. More than 500,000 refugees have fled to Moldova, which...