Moldovan officials believe leaders in Transnistria don't want to become involved in the Ukraine war that would further devastate the region's economy, despite a strong pro-war faction.
The EBRD has cut its 2022 emerging Europe growth forecasts again, reflecting a sharp downgrade for Ukraine and the regional fallout from the war and sanctions.
Maia Sandu seeks to reassure population following unexplained explosions in separatist Transnistria and pro-Russian initiatives by lawmakers in the autonomous Gagauzia region.
Moldova is seen as highly vulnerable to spillovers from the war in neighbouring Ukraine.
Southeast Europe is split over the issues of sanctions on Russia and military aid to Ukraine, with some states firmly in the western camp, some staying neutral and others internally torn.
Defence ministry says no signs Moldova is in danger after The Times reported Russia has already decided to attack the Moldovan separatist republic of Transnistria.
Four young women from Moldova and Transnistria tell bne IntelliNews how a series of unexplained attacks in the separatist republic affected their lives.
Series of attacks in Russia-backed separatist region raised fears that Transnistria — and Moldova — could be dragged into the war in neighbouring Ukraine.
Russian GDP forecast to fall by 9-15% this year, while Ukraine's economy could collapse by 38-45%.
Romanian Transport Minister Sorin Grindeanu says transporting Ukrainian grain through the Black Sea remains the cheapest solution, despite the rising costs of insuring ships due to the war and the mines in the Black Sea waters.
No evidence for bizarre propaganda claims circulated in Russian press after series of attacks in Moldovan separatist republic, but they raise worrying questions about Moscow’s intentions.
Blasts at Pridnestrovian Radio and Television Centre follow attack on ministry, as Ukraine warns Russia is trying to destabilise separatist region.
Russian propaganda offensive after attack claims Romania is preparing to seize control of Russia-backed separatist republic in Moldova.
The Moldovan foreign ministry has urged Russia to respect its neutrality after a Russian general openly announced plans to occupy the breakaway Transnistria region.
Gazprom cutting off gas supplies could trigger a chain of events leading to Moldova abandoning its neutrality.
The majority of Gagauzians are pro-Russian and take Russia’s side in the war in Ukraine, but many are still offering aid to refugees from the conflict.
Major effects on Moldova’s industrial activity came from the disruption of global production chains, mainly in the automotive industry.
Revised budget envisages a deficit of around 6.9% of the projected GDP for 2022 as government hikes spending to support economy and save jobs.
In absolute terms, the cost of gas imports more than quadrupled to $229mn.
The Moldovan authorities asked for an extra $267mn to help cope with the impact of the war in Ukraine and surging international energy and food prices.