Filip Remains Defiant

You got to love the balls on this guy. Pavel Filip, after becoming the new Prime Minister of Moldova in a secret ceremony held at midnight, just told the BBC that he refuses to do the right thing and step down: Speaking to the BBC, Mr Filip acknowledged that the political class had a last…

The Farce Continues in Moldova

The big circus in Moldova, caused almost entirely by deeply unpopular pro-EU oligarchs, continues on. As is right, the OSCE condemned Moldova’s stupid act this week of banning Russian journalists from entering the country: OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic called on Moldovan authorities on Saturday to stop hindering work of Russian…

Storm Clouds Gather in Moldova

It’s another day of bitterly cold temperatures and another day of protests here in Chisinau, the capital of Moldova. Unfortunately for me, I was swamped with work and unable to go see the protests firsthand but my wife was in the area and reported that the protests were more strident than ever. For some bizarre…

Nuland Still Scheming

I was perusing through the Moldovan news when I found a strange throw-away blurb in the middle of an article (in Romanian) about something else. Back on January 6, the new Moldovan Ambassador to Germany was presenting his credentials when, out of the blue, the German president asked the new ambassador what the procedure was…

The Rats Go Running in Moldova

As the deadline of January 29 gets ever closer, none of the politicians know what the fuck to do. This article, written just yesterday, is already out of date, but has valuable information about what’s at stake: The Eastern Partnership is suffering a two-front assault. On the one hand, the Netherlands are going to the…