To enable enlargement of the bloc from the current 27 members, changes to decision-making processes, agricultural policies and regional aid budgets are being considered.
Romania seeks to take over Moldova’s only port, Giurgiulesti, from the EBRD as it prepares to play a key role in the reconstruction of Ukraine after the war.
High gas prices, China slowdown and shifts in industrial production contribute to slower growth in Central Europe.
High energy prices dragged down growth, which remained negative for the fifth consecutive quarter.
Ursula von der Leyen says “history is calling” to expand the EU, but reforms are needed.
Annual inflation dropped below 10% y/y for the first time since November 2021, to 9.7% y/y in August.
Independent audit finds only $8.6mn of Gazprom's $709mn claims for historic debts are justified.
Moldovan fintech breaks into the EU market with expansion into neighbouring Romania.
After Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, conflict resolution in Moldova’s separatist Transnistria region appears more realistic, but Chisinau still depends on the Transnistrian region in terms of security and energy.
When European Council President Charles Michel said the EU and aspiring members should prepare for enlargement by 2030, the response from the Western Balkans was underwhelming.
Charles Michel says a clear goal must be set to enlarge the EU by the end of this decade.
Presidents affirm support for each other’s territorial integrity at informal Balkan summit despite Aleksandar Vucic’s refusal to sever ties with Russia.
Moldova is among the countries worst hit by the war in Ukraine, and inflation soared above 30% y/y for the entire second half of last year.
CEO Alexander Picker says Moldindconbank has made significant progress cleaning up its act but admits there is more to be done.
Lower production in key competitors allowed Moldovan producers to step in to meet the demand for cherries on the EU market.
Constanta Port is already preparing to handle more Ukrainian grain, but the investments made so far in expanding the port’s capacity might not be sufficient.
Separatist republic's trade deficit now close to its annual GDP, estimated at around $1bn.
Local investigative journalists said they counted 28 antenna systems installed on the roofs of Russian diplomatic buildings in central Chisinau.
Demand for industrial and logistics space is increasing in Southeast Europe, spurred on by the region’s growing importance as a nearshoring destination serving Western and Central Europe.
wiiw forecasts economic slowdown caused by a combination of declining real incomes, the recession in Germany and elevated energy prices.