Moldova’s foreign policy reset

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow November 23, 2020

President-elect Maia Sandu is committed to Moldova’s European integration but she won’t needlessly antagonise Russia.

Russian establishment quick to congratulate Moldova's new president-elect

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest November 18, 2020

A strong foe is better than a weak friend sums up Moscow's position on Moldova as Patriarch Kirill followed President Vladimir Putin in congratulating Maia Sandu.

Pro-EU candidate Maia Sandu wins presidential election in Moldova

bne IntelliNews November 16, 2020

Moldova likely to call snap general election after Moscow’s man Dodon loses runoff by a wide margin.

Moldova’s voters to decide country's direction in critical presidential election

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest November 13, 2020

This weekend's second round vote will pit pro-Russian President Igor Dodon against his pro-EU rival Maia Sandu, who currently looks set to defeat the incumbent.

Moldova’s president accused of illegal financing

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest November 12, 2020

Opposition politician Renato Usatii claims Dodon spent more than allowed by law as he fights challenge from pro-EU rival Maia Sandu.

Russian aid is too little, too late for Moldova's president

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest November 6, 2020

Russia to send €2.9mn grant for drought-hit Moldovan farmers ahead of presidential election runoff, but no sign of the €500mn loan promised earlier.

Below average 2020 wine production destined for volatile and uncertain global market

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow November 2, 2020

First estimates from OIV show drought hitting the grape crops in countries such as Romania and Moldova, while others like Hungary and Russia managed to boost production.

Pro-EU candidate Sandu leads in first round of Moldova’s presidential elections

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest November 2, 2020

Surprise lead over incumbent Igor Dodon puts Sandu in strong position to take the Moldovan presidency in runoff vote.

Pro-EU opposition has its best-ever shot at winning the presidency in Moldova

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest October 30, 2020

Polls indicate Sunday’s vote will set up a rematch of the 2016 runoff between President Dodon and his pro-EU challenger Maia Sandu — but this time Sandu has a strong chance of winning despite top Russian officials’ backing for Dodon.