Convicted fraudster on track for seat in Moldova polls

On the campaign trail, businessman Ilan Shor insists corruption is Moldova’s most pressing issue, despite having been convicted in a fraud case local media dubbed “the crime of the century”. Shor was handed a seven-and-a-half-year jail term in 2017 for money laundering, fraud and abuse of confidence. He remains free pending his appeal — and is still eligible to run for office in the weekend’s parliamentary elections.

EU security and migration conference begins in Vienna

A “Security and Migration” conference begins in Vienna with a focus on cooperation between EU and third countries, in particular the Western Balkans and Moldova in the following areas: police and Prüm decisions for South-Eastern Europe, asylum, migration, border protection and European values in the context of extremism and terrorism. IMAGES

Foreign troops march in Kiev to mark Ukraine’s independence

Thousands of servicemen marched in a military parade along Kiev’s main street Khreschatyk, Thursday, to commemorate the 26th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence. Besides the 4,500 Ukrainian servicemen, 230 military personnel from abroad took part including soldiers from the US, Britain Georgia, Canada, Poland, Romania, Moldova, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.

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Moldova’s govt expels 5 Russian diplomats, president opposes crackdown

The government of Moldova has ordered 5 Russian diplomats to leave the country within 72 hours. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/8d00

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Moldovan President: I don’t think we’ll ever join EU, Brussels understands this

While his predecessors opted for Brussels, the newly elected leader of Moldova has come to Moscow on his first official visit as President. Seven years of the road to European integration has left the Moldovan economy hooked on foreign grants, its population divided and the pro-European politicians mired in corruption scandals. In a bid to restore closer ties with its Eastern neighbour, will Moldova give up on European integration? The President of the Republic of Moldova, Igor Dodon is on SophieCo.

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Frustration in Moldova ahead of its first direct presidential election in 20 years

One of Europe’s poorest nations could be about to see a major political upheaval. In a few weeks, Moldova will hold its first direct presidential election in 20 years. It’s being driven by a ground-swell of public discontent, as Ilya Petrenko explains.

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Corruption and Scandal: Crisis in Moldova (Dispatch 1)

Moldovans have been protesting against their government for months. They allege that their leaders are deeply corrupted after a billion-dollar banking scandal hit the country in 2015. The former prime minister, Vlad Filat, was arrested and detained for suspected involvement.

Pro-European and pro-Russian parties are working together to lead the protests. They demand that the prime minister step down, and that the government hold early elections. But given the influence of powerful oligarchs in the country, it’s far from certain whether new leadership would even bring real change.

VICE News went to Moldova to speak to the opposition parties and find out how the theft of $1 billion from the banking system is affecting people in this impoverished country.

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