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Bulgaria is estimated to shrink the most over the coming decades, but a host of other countries in eastern Europe are also in the firing line: Latvia, Moldova, Ukraine, Croatia, Lithuania, Romania, Serbia, Poland and Hungary.
Critics of Chisinau’s crackdown on Russian news programmes say it denies Moldovans a fundamental right.
The long-awaited opening of the NATO Liaison Office in Chisinau has polarized Moldovan society, and sparked debate, over where Moldova is headed.
For Romania and Moldova, 2018 will mark a bittersweet historical moment: the centennial of the Great Union, which brought together the key Romanian-inhabited provinces: Bessarabia, Transylvania and the Romanian Kingdom.
Support for joining the Brussels bloc is the highest it has been in recent years, according to a new poll.
We strongly believe that our place is in the West and that our return to Europe should be welcomed, writes Pavel Filip
Moldova's government and its president are locked in their own cold war but voters and neighbours seem more concerned about corruption.
What are the accusations?
Moldova’s pro-Russian leader Igor Dodon has been sworn in as president during an inauguration ceremony in the capital Chisinau.
Voters in Moldova’s breakaway Transdniestria region have elected former interior minister Vadim Krasnoselskii, as their new president.
We remain on our European road.
A senior aide to Russia’s president Vladimir Putin has said Moscow is planning for more constructive ties with Bulgaria and the ex-Soviet republic of Moldova.
The pro-Russian winner of Moldova's presidential election says he will push for early parliamentary elections next year.
Pro-Moscow candidate Igor Dodon claims victory in Moldovan presidential poll.
Moldova goes to the polls
Moldova’s presidential election is to go to a second round after the leading candidate fell short of a crucial 51% of the vote needed to avoid a run-off.
Moldova heads for the polls
Moldova - Europe's poorest country - is rich in grapes and plans to build on that to earn much needed foreign currency through wine sales.
Tensions boiled over during Moldova’s independence day parade, as protesters clashed with police in the capital.
Former Moldovan prime minister Vlad Filat has been sentenced to nine years in jail for abuse of power.