Moldova

The prospects for a settlement on Transnistria under a Sandu presidency

Within days of Maia Sandu’s victory, the protracted conflict over Transnistria has moved to the centre stage again.

Moldova’s future in the balance

Even in the best-possible scenario, Moldova has a long way to go before it sheds its reputation as one of the most corrupt and poorest countries in Europe. It will be up to the country’s political elites, as well as their respective external patrons, to decide whether these elections are the first step in this direction.

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