Moldova Warned About Laws Giving Security Service More Powers

Experts from the Venice Commission, an advisory body of the Council of Europe composed of independent experts on constitutional law, warned that new legislation strengthening the powers of Moldova's Information and Security Service's could have a negative effect on democracy in the country.

Ten-man Partizan beat Sheriff in UEFA Europa Conference League

CHISINAU - Partizan Belgrade beat Moldovan side Sheriff Tiraspol 1-0 in the first leg of the UEFA Europa Conference League round of 32 in Chisinau on Thursday evening.

Partizan striker Ricardo Gomes scored the only goal of the match in the 45th minute and goalkeeper Aleksandar Popovic also produced a great performance with several brilliant saves.

Vucic speaks with Sandu

BELGRADE - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic spoke by telephone with Moldovan President Maia Sandu on Wednesday.

Vucic and Sandu expressed mutual support for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of their countries, as well as interest in development of Serbia-Moldova bilateral ties to mutual benefit, the press office of the president of Serbia said in a statement.

Dacic refutes Sandu statement, orders ambassador to seek clarification

BELGRADE - Serbian FM Ivica Dacic has refuted in the strongest terms a statement by Moldovan President Maia Sandu about potential involvement of Serbian citizens in subversive actions aimed at destabilising Moldova, according to alleged Ukrainian information about Russian plans.

Lavrov: Moldova could be the next Ukraine

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov again threatened Chisinau, saying that "the West has already set its sights on the Republic of Moldova to play the role of the next Ukraine" and that Maia Sandu "is ready, practically, for almost anything, including an alliance with Romania", reported the "Romania Journal", quoting the Moldovan television TVR.

Moldovan Church Urges Govt to Reject LGBT Couples’ Rights

The Metropolis of Chisinau and All of Moldova, widely known as the Moldovan Orthodox Church, asked the government on Monday not to recognise same-sex couples' partnerships as legal or bring in legislation to protect LGBT couples' rights in line with a recent European Court of Human Rights ruling.