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NATO warships to hold military exercises in the Black Sea

Friday, July 10, 2015 Comments Off

NATO warships have entered the Black Sea ahead of military exercises this weekend. The training aims at reaffirming the US-led alliance’s commitment to defending the member states, in the wake of Russia’s apparent military aggression in eastern Ukraine.

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NATO kicks off naval drills in the Black Sea

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Comments Off

NATO’s Black Sea members Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey joined four other alliance states in a multinational naval exercise on March 10 just across the water from the Crimean Peninsula annexed by Russia last year. The naval rapid reaction force in the Black Sea drills consists of a United States flagship, the guided missile cruiser  USS Vicksburg, and ships from the six […]

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NATO flotilla arrives in Black Sea for training

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 Comments Off

A NATO flotilla arrived in the Black Sea on Wednesday to train with ships from the Bulgarian, Romanian and Turkish navies, the U.S.-led Western alliance said. Tensions in the Black Sea region are running high because of the separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine and Russia’s annexation of the country’s Crimea Peninsula last year.

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US could expand military operations in Eastern Europe

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 Comments Off

The U.S. military is due to send troops to Romania and Bulgaria during the summer as part of an operation to counter Russian hostility in Europe, but U.S. officials now say the operation may beexpanded to include Hungary, the Czech Republic and Georgia. Operation Atlantic Resolve, which already has U.S. troops training in Poland, Estonia, Latvia […]

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NATO to boost defence in Eastern Europe, over Ukraine situation

Thursday, February 5, 2015 Comments Off

NATO was set Thursday to agree a major boost to its defences in eastern Europe including six bases and a spearhead force of 5,000 troops in response to what it called Russian aggression in Ukraine. Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg insisted that the moves likely to be approved by defence ministers meeting in Brussels were purely […]

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NATO to deploy small units in Eastern Europe

Monday, February 2, 2015 Comments Off

NATO will deploy small units in six Eastern European nations to help coordinate a spearhead force set up in response to Russia’s actions in Ukraine, the alliance’s secretary-general said Friday. NATO defence ministers are expected to agree to set up command units, staffed with national and NATO soldiers, in six eastern European allies as part of a […]

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Pro EU parties narrowly win elections in Moldova

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 Comments Off

Pro-European Union parties have edged out those backing closer ties with Russia in weekend parliamentary elections in Moldova, which took place against the backdrop of the bloody conflict in neighbouring Ukraine. With more than 87.7 per cent of the votes counted, three parties backing integration with the European Union won about 44 per cent of […]

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Biden shows support for Moldova’s sovereignty and territorial integrity

Friday, October 17, 2014 Comments Off

Vice President Joe Biden has spoken with Moldovan Prime Minister Iurie Leanca about bilateral relations and developments in the region. Biden “underscored his support for Moldova’s sovereignty and territorial integrity as well as its European integration path, and noted the importance of continuing to fight against corruption and improve the business climate,” said a statement

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Moldova FM asks Russia to withdraw soldiers

Friday, August 15, 2014 Comments Off

Moldova’s foreign ministry has called on Russia to withdraw soldiers from Trans-Dniester, a separatist pro-Russian enclave in the east part of the country. The ministry appealed to Russia on Tuesday to pull out some 1,500 troops and thousands of tons of weapons from Trans-Dniester in accordance with

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Pro-Russian Separatists in Moldova Alarm Romania

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Comments Off

After Moldova’s breakaway Transnistria region on Wednesday sought to join Russia, Romania’s President repeated that Romania firmly upholds Moldova’s territorial integrity. As armed clashes worsen in eastern Ukraine, and after parliament in the breakaway Moldovan region of Transnistria on Wednesday formally asked to join Russia, Romania has expressed growing concern about the situation on its […]

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NATO warns Russia on Moldova

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Comments Off

Top military commander of NATO said on Sunday Russia had developed a “very important” power on its border with Ukraine and Moscow may have a region of Moldova in its sights. Russia was more as an adversary than a partner , Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO, the U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove said […]

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Romania, Albania discuss bilateral relations

Friday, March 21, 2014 Comments Off

Albanian Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati and his Romanian counterpart Titus Corlatean stressed the need to intensify political dialogue and relations between the two countries in the future.

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Romania urges faster EU integration for Moldova

Friday, March 21, 2014 Comments Off

Romanian President Traian Basescu on Wednesday said the only solution to guarantee the security of the Republic of Moldova was to speed up its process of joining the European Union.

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NATO to deploy AWACS planes in Romania and Poland

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Comments Off

NATO said Monday it will deploy AWACS reconnaissance aircraft to overfly Poland and Romania as part of alliance efforts to monitor the crisis in Ukraine. The flights “will enhance the Alliance’s situational awareness,” a NATO official said, adding: “All AWACS reconnaissance flights will take place solely over Alliance territory.”

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Obama shows support for Moldova’s European aspirations

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Comments Off

U.S. President Barack Obama voiced support a week ago for Moldova’s European aspirations amid the West’s intense standoff with Russia over the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

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Bulgaria, Romania support Serbia’s EU accession

Monday, March 10, 2014 Comments Off

Prime Ministers of Bulgaria and Romania have agreed to support Serbia’s EU accession at a meeting in the Danube town of Ruse.

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US destroyer to hold military exercises with Romanian, Bulgarian naval forces

Friday, March 7, 2014 Comments Off

The U.S. guided-missile destroyer Truxtun is preparing for Black Sea military exercises with Bulgarian and Romanian naval forces. The ship departed from Greece early

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Bulgarian, Romanian, Serbian PMs to hold trilateral meeting in Ruse

Friday, March 7, 2014 Comments Off

The Prime Ministers of Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia will hold a trilateral meeting in Bulgaria’s Danube city of Ruse on Friday.

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Barroso says Moldova should be free of any external pressure

Monday, February 17, 2014 Comments Off

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has expressed optimism that Moldova will be able to decide its geopolitical future without any external pressure. Barroso said to reporters in Brussels  that he had discussed with Romanian

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Romanian President visits Turkey

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 Comments Off

Romanian President Traian Basescu has arrived in Ankara for a two-day official visit Wednesday. Basescu was welcomed at the Esenboga Airport by European Union Minister and Chief Negotiator Mevlut Cavusoglu, Deputy

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EC releases CVM report on Romania

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 Comments Off

The European Commission’s preliminary report on Romania notes that the state has made progress in many areas since the previous reports. The Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) report analyzes the two core CVM areas of judicial reform and anti-corruption work.

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Turkey, Moldova agree to accelerate free trade and strategic partnership

Thursday, December 19, 2013 Comments Off

Turkey and Moldova have agreed to speed up ties in order to create a strategic partnership and a free trade agreement, TurkishPresident Abdullah Gül said yesterday, after he met with Moldovan President Nicolae Timofti.

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Moldovan president visits Turkey for first time since 1999

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 Comments Off

Moldovan President Nicolae Timofti arrived in Ankara on Tuesday to sign a number of agreements with his Turkish counterpart, Abdullah Gül.

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Moldova’s Constitutional Court decides the official language is Romanian

Monday, December 9, 2013 Comments Off

Moldova’s Constitutional Court ruled Thursday to recognize the “Romanian” as official language in the country instead of “Moldavian”. The Declaration of Independence, signed in 1990, mentions that the official language of Moldova is “Romanian,” yet, the Constitution

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Georgian FM vists Romania

Monday, December 9, 2013 Comments Off

Georgian Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze will pay an official visit to Romania on Monday.

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Kerry says the US supports Moldova’s european aspirations

Thursday, December 5, 2013 Comments Off

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived on Wednesday in Chisinau, Moldova’s capital, for talks with the Moldovan leaders, including President Nicolae Timofti, Parliament Speaker Igor Corman and Prime Minister Iurie Leanca.

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Moldova says it will not recognize Kosovo

Thursday, December 5, 2013 Comments Off

Moldovan Defense Minister Vitalie Marinuta said on Wednesday in Belgrade that his country will not recognize the unilaterally proclaimed independence of Kosovo.

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Bulgaria welcomes Moldova, Georgia’s decision to sign Asociation Agreements

Monday, December 2, 2013 Comments Off

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev spoke on Friday at the EU Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius. “In spite of the external pressure that Georgia and Moldova faced, those two countries clearly showed

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NATO welcomes results of Vilnius summit

Friday, November 29, 2013 Comments Off

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen Friday welcomed the results of the Eastern Partnership Summit which ended today in the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius. “The Vilnius Summit is a defining moment in the European Union’s relationship with Eastern European partners. I congratulate Azerbaijan, Georgia and Moldova

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Georgia, Moldova sign Association Agreements with EU

Friday, November 29, 2013 Comments Off

The European Union (EU) on Friday signed association agreements with Georgia and Moldova, but failed to ink a landmark deal with Ukraine in its drive to boost ties with six ex-Soviet states, according to news reports reaching here.

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US Secretary of State John Kerry to visit Moldova

Thursday, November 28, 2013 Comments Off

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will pay an official visit to Moldova in early December, the State Department said on Wednesday. He will be the first secretary of State to visit Moldova in more than twenty years. 

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Georgia, Moldova expected to sign Association Agreements with EU in Vilnius

Thursday, November 28, 2013 Comments Off

Georgia and Moldova have initialed the Association Agreements with the European Union before he start of EU Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius on Thursday. 

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EU Eastern Partnership Summit to start in Vilnius

Thursday, November 28, 2013 Comments Off

European Union Eastern Partnership Summit will get underway Thursday in Lithuanian capital city Vilnius.

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EC proposes visa-free regime for Moldova

Thursday, November 28, 2013 Comments Off

The Commission proposed yesterday to allow visa-free travel to the Schengen area for Moldovan citizens holding a biometric passport. This proposal builds on the successful implementation by the Republic of Moldova of all the

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Chinese PM arrives in Romania

Monday, November 25, 2013 Comments Off

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived here Monday for an official visit to Romania and a summit with leaders of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). During the visit, Li will hold talks with Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta, and meet Romanian President Traian Basescu, President

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