(Refiles to correct name to Maia not Maya in first paragraph)
CHISINAU A Ukrainian judge who left the country in 2016 facing corruption charges was taken back across the border into Ukraine after being abducted outside a gym, the Moldovan interior minister said on Monday.
CHISINAU, March 31 Moldovan lawmakers voted on
Wednesday to introduce a state of emergency for 60 days to fight
the coronavirus pandemic, a move which allies of pro-Western
President Maia Sandu cast as a ploy to delay a snap election.
CHISINAU Moldova's parliament on Thursday nominated the country's ambassador to Russia, Vladimir Golovatiuc, to be its new prime minister, in a challenge to the candidate put forward by President Maia Sandu.
BUCHAREST Romania shipped its first donation of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine to neighbouring Moldova on Saturday to allow Moldova to start vaccinating frontline medical workers next week.
(This FEB. 26 story corrects throughout to make clear that Sandu's office did not deny the Sputnik V vaccine had been approved)
CHISINAU Moldova's constitutional court said on Tuesday it was unconstitutional for President Maia Sandu to nominate Natalia Gavrilita as prime minister for a second time after parliament had already voted to reject the nomination.
CHISINAU Moldova expects to receive the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines under the global COVAX scheme in mid-February, its health ministry said on Monday.
CHISINAU Moldovan President Maia Sandu said on Wednesday she was nominating former finance minister Natalia Gavrilita as prime minister but that the country could still head towards an early parliamentary election.
CHISINAU Moldova's constitutional court threw out a law on Thursday that would have given special status to the Russian language, passed last month by the pro-Russian parliament over the objection of the country's newly elected, pro-EU president.