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Albania Opposition Leader Faces Money Laundering Charges

The leader of Albania's opposition Democratic Party, Lulzim Basha, has been ordered to appear before prosecutors on Monday to answer questions in a case related to payments that his party made to US lobbying firm Muzin Capitol Partners that were not declared in Albania.

Two other members of the Democratic Party, Arben Ristani and Ilir Dervishi, have also been summoned.

Romanian presidential adviser to visit Moldova amidst tense political developments there

Bogdan Aurescu, adviser on foreign affairs to Romania's President Klaus Iohannis, will pay a working visit to Chisinau, the Republic of Moldova, on Friday, amidst the recent political developments in Moldova, the Presidential Administration informs in a statement.

Filip’s ‘Govt’ in Moldova Moves Israel Embassy to Jerusalem

As two governments claim to be running Moldova, the one headed by the former ruling Democratic Party on Tuesday declared it would transfer the embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The Moldovan Foreign Ministry negotiated this move last year but took no further steps on the matter under the pretext of "assessing the issue".

In Moldovan Crisis, an Opportunity for EU to Act

The diagnosis is correct. In fact, this is what a European Parliament resolution adopted in November 2018 also called Moldova.

The parties making up the new governing majority essentially vowed to put an end to this. It was this - not some great game between the EU and Russia - that defined politics for most Moldovans in recent years.

PRO Romania, member of European Democratic Party as of Tuesday

As of Tuesday, the PRO Romania party becomes a member of the European Democratic Party, "a kind of smaller party, but with pro-European beliefs - social-democrat and liberal", the Pro Romania head Victor Ponta said on Sunday, at the end of the party's Permanent Delegation's sitting. "We cannot go either to the EPP, or to the sovereigntists, or to the extremists," Victor Ponta stressed.

Moldova Faces Turmoil as Court Outlaws New Govt

Moldova faces a fresh political crisis after the Constitutional Court declared the new government, led by the pro-European leader Maia Sandu and sworn in on Saturday, illegal.

The Court, which is widely seen as heavily influenced by the Democratic Party, also ordered the dissolution of parliament, which means new legislative elections must be held.