Politics of Moldova
Russia has refused to increase export quotas for Moldovan goods for 2019, setting a quota of 15,000 export permits for Moldovan producers - 3,000 less than in 2018.
The Moldovan Economy and Infrastructure Ministry on Wednesday said Russia wanted Moldova first to increase the number of permits for Russian transport operators.
The Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union is an unique opportunity to intensify the EU - the Republic of Moldova relationship, starting with boosting the political dialogue and supporting the reform process up to speeding up the implementation of energy interconnection projects and infrastructure projects by building bridges and highways, Moldovan Deputy Prime Minister for In
Moldova's pro-Russian President, Igor Dodon, has called on all members of the huge Moldovan diaspora in Russia to vote in the next Moldovan elections on February 24, 2019, whether or not they have issues with their Russian work and residence permits.
He has promised that Moscow will turn a blind eye to such problems if they come home to vote.
A Moldovan diplomatic mission will arrive in Moscow on Thursday for the first inter-ministerial talks since April 2017, when Moldova froze ties with Russia after accusing Russia of trying to kill the ruling pro-Western Democratic Party's leader, Vlad Plahotniuc.
Moldova also claimed that its officials were harassed by the Russian authorities every time they visited the country.