Moldovan PM Sandu loses confidence vote

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest November 13, 2019

Shaky coalition between Sandu's pro-EU ACUM bloc and President Dodon's pro-Russian Socialists fractures after just five months.

Crisis within Moldova’s ruling coalition makes Plahotniuc’s party a key player again

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest November 12, 2019

Moldova’s parliament is poised to vote on the no-confidence motion submitted by the Socialist Party of President Igor Dodon against the government of Prime Minister Maia Sandu.

EBRD: Pace of emerging Europe economic growth slows as global outlook weakens

EBRD in London November 6, 2019

The pace of growth in the EBRD’s emerging economies is slowing on the back of a weaker global economic outlook, and pressure from slower growth in the Eurozone and China, US/Chinese trade tensions and a contraction in world automobile production, acc

Socialist candidate's win in Chisinau tilts balance of power towards President Dodon

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest November 4, 2019

The mayoral race in the Moldovan capital became a fight between the pro-Russian and pro-EU halves of the ruling coalition.

Sugar smuggling forces Germany's Sudzucker to suspend production at Moldova factory

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest October 24, 2019

Sales in Moldova dropped due to the smuggling of tens of thousands of tonnes of sugar, while sales to the EU plunged as well because of the oversupply on the European market, says multinational sugar producer.