Moldova

Drones launched to help preserve Europe’s Jewish cemeteries

RECA, Slovakia (AP) — A private organization is expanding its work preserving old Jewish cemeteries in Europe by employing aerial drones to map burial sites in countries where the Holocaust decimated local Jewish populations. The European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative said Tuesday that teams plan to survey 1,500 Jewish cemeteries in Slovakia, Greece, Moldova, Lithuania and … Continue reading Drones launched to help preserve Europe’s Jewish cemeteries

CHISINAU, Moldova | Early results: no party secures majority in Moldova ballot

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Early results from Moldova’s parliamentary elections show no party has secured a majority, a result that could leave the former Soviet republic in limbo between pro-Western and pro-Russia forces. With about a fifth of Sunday’s votes counted, the broadly pro-Russia opposition Socialists have 31 percent, while the incumbent Democratic Party has … Continue reading CHISINAU, Moldova | Early results: no party secures majority in Moldova ballot

CHISINAU, Moldova | Moldovans head to polls, opt between Moscow and West

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldovans voted Sunday in a parliamentary election in the former Soviet republic, a ballot that could deepen the split between pro-Western and pro-Russian forces. The election in the nation wedged between Romania and Ukraine comes amid concerns about corruption and the erosion of democracy. The ruling alliance headed by the nominally … Continue reading CHISINAU, Moldova | Moldovans head to polls, opt between Moscow and West

MOSCOW | Russian opens money laundering probe involving Moldova

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Interior Ministry says that it has launched a money laundering probe involving the influential leader of Moldova’s Democratic Party, just two days before parliamentary elections in the former Soviet republic. Moldovans go to the polls Sunday in an election that pits the president’s Socialists’ Party against the Democratic Party and … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russian opens money laundering probe involving Moldova

United States | United States Urges a Free and Fair Electoral Process Ahead of Moldova’s February Parliamentary Elections

United States – The United States urges the Moldovan authorities to take all necessary measures to ensure a free and fair electoral process and a transparent outcome that respects the will of Moldovan voters. We encourage the government to implement OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) prior recommendations for Moldova that remain … Continue reading United States | United States Urges a Free and Fair Electoral Process Ahead of Moldova’s February Parliamentary Elections

MINNEAPOLIS | Man accused of faking own death for money nabbed in Moldova

MINNEAPOLIS — A man accused of faking his own death seven years ago to collect a $2 million life insurance policy was arrested in Moldova after he was found alive and was returned to Minnesota to face a federal charge, authorities announced Tuesday. Igor Vorotinov, 54, was indicted in 2015 on one count of mail … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | Man accused of faking own death for money nabbed in Moldova

U.S. Department of State News: Moldova National Day

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: On behalf of President Trump and the American people, congratulations to all Moldovans on the anniversary of your independence. Since 1991, the United States has been a faithful partner in Moldova’s democratic and economic development.  We continue to support and encourage reforms that will allow … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Moldova National Day

BUCHAREST, Romania | Romanian or Russian? A geopolitical issue in Moldova

BUCHAREST, Romania  — Japan’s ambassador to Moldova is fluent in the country’s official language: Romanian. But in a geopolitical twist, the mayor of the eastern European nation’s second-largest city is a Russian speaker who needed a translator when he met the diplomat last month. While Balti Mayor Nicolai Grigorisin’s inability to communicate directly with the … Continue reading BUCHAREST, Romania | Romanian or Russian? A geopolitical issue in Moldova

U.S. Department of State News: Transparency in the Chisinau Mayoral Race

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: The United States is closely monitoring the ongoing court proceedings to invalidate the results of the June 3 mayoral elections in Chisinau, Moldova.  The sanctity of elections are the foundation of any democracy and must comply with international norms.  We expect the Moldovan government … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Transparency in the Chisinau Mayoral Race