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UPDATE 1-Moldova appoints new central bank governor to push IMF-backed reforms

29 Nov 2018

CHISINAU, Nov 29 Moldova's parliament on Thursday confirmed Finance Minister Octavian Armasu as the new central bank governor, a role in which he is expected to press on with donor-backed banking reforms after the resignation of Sergiu Cioclea this month.

Investors show interest in Moldovan lender -outgoing cbank chief

23 Nov 2018

CHISINAU, Nov 23 Four foreign investors are interested in buying a majority stake in Moldova's second-largest lender, Moldindconbank, as part of a foreign donor-backed clean-up of the financial system, the outgoing central bank chief Sergiu Cioclea told Reuters.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-EBRD buys stake in Moldova's largest bank to boost transparency

22 Nov 2018

CHISINAU, Oct 2 A consortium led by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on Tuesday bought a 41 percent stake in Moldova's largest bank, aiming to bring more transparency to a financial system recovering from a $1 billion fraud.

Amnesty criticises expulsion of Turkish nationals from Moldova

06 Sep 2018

CHISINAU The human rights group Amnesty International criticised a decision by the Moldovan authorities on Thursday to detain and expel a group of Turkish citizens, calling it part of a pattern of reprisals against Turkish nationals living abroad.

Despite protests, Moldova court upholds decision to void mayoral election result

25 Jun 2018

CHISINAU Moldova's Supreme Court on Monday upheld a decision to invalidate the election victory of a pro-transparency candidate for the post of mayor of the capital Chisinau, despite public protests demanding the ruling be overturned.

Moldovans protest after court voids mayoral election result

21 Jun 2018

CHISINAU Moldovans are staging daily protests in the capital Chisinau to demand the reversal of a court ruling invalidating the election of a pro-European candidate in the city's mayoral race.

More than 10,000 people rally to unify Romania and Moldova

25 Mar 2018

CHISINAU The former president of Romania Traian Basescu joined more than 10,000 people in the Moldovan capital on Sunday to rally in support of reunification between Romania and Moldova.

Moldova recalls ambassador from Moscow as dispute escalates

18 Dec 2017

KIEV/CHISINAU Moldova recalled its ambassador to Russia for consultations in response to the harassment and intimidation by Russian authorities of Moldovan politicians and officials, the Moldovan foreign ministry said on Monday.

Moldova ruling party chief says framed by Russia in bogus cases

07 Dec 2017

KIEV/CHISINAU The powerful head of Moldova's ruling party Vlad Plahotniuc on Thursday accused Russian authorities of harassing him and other officials with dozens of bogus legal cases, ratcheting up a long-running diplomatic row between the two countries.

Moldova ruling party chief says framed by Russia in bogus cases

07 Dec 2017

KIEV/CHISINAU, Dec 7 The powerful head of Moldova's ruling party Vlad Plahotniuc on Thursday accused Russian authorities of harassing him and other officials with dozens of bogus legal cases, ratcheting up a long-running diplomatic row between the two countries.

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