Alexander Tanas

Pro-Western party wins Moldova election, preliminary data shows

Jul 19 2021

(Refiles to correct name to Maia not Maya in first paragraph)

Judge accused of corruption was kidnapped and taken back to Ukraine, Moldova says

Apr 05 2021

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.

UPDATE 1-Moldova introduces state of emergency to contain pandemic

Mar 31 2021

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.

In standoff with president, Moldovan parliament nominates own candidate for PM

Mar 18 2021

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.

Romania ships first batch of AstraZeneca vaccine to Moldova

Feb 27 2021

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.

Moldova approves Russia's Sputnik V vaccine as political row simmers

Feb 27 2021

(This FEB. 26 story corrects throughout to make clear that Sandu's office did not deny the Sputnik V vaccine had been approved)

Moldova's top court rules against pro-EU president's attempt to form new government

Feb 23 2021

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.

Moldova expects first COVID-19 vaccines under COVAX scheme in mid-February

Feb 01 2021

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.

Former finance minister Gavrilita nominated as Moldovan premier

Jan 27 2021

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.

Moldovan court overturns special status for Russian language

Jan 21 2021

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.

World News

'Pingdemic' puts Britain's food supply under strain

LONDON (Reuters) -British supermarkets said on Thursday that some products were in short supply and petrol stations had been forced to close after the official health app told hundreds of thousands of workers to isolate following contact with someone with COVID-19.