Europe's East

Moldova’s Future: East, West, or Somewhere in the Middle?

By Leslie Gibson & Dinu Toderascu

Moldova, located — although often described as “sandwiched” — between Romania and Ukraine, faces a crossroads. It aspires both to be a part of Europe within the EU’s Eastern Partnership, yet feels pressure from Russia and instability due to the Russia-backed separatist area of Transnistria on Moldova’s border with Ukraine.

Moldovan foreign minister meets with Italian counterpart

In the margins of the Mediterranean Conference of the Organization for Security and Co – operation in Europe, which is being held these days in Palermo. Deputy Prime Minister, Andrei Galbur, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, met with Italian Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister, Angelino Alfano, today, the MAEIE’s public diplomacy, strategic communication and media interaction service has reported.