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Maidan-like events possible in Moldova — Russian Security Council  TASS

If the Socialists win the election, the West may encourage right-wing forces to arrange Maidan-like events in Chisinau and try to impeach the president.

Facebook removes pages, accounts targeting people in Moldova - Tech News  The Star Online

Facebook Inc said it has removed a number of pages and accounts that engaged in "coordinated inauthentic behaviour" targeting people in Moldova, where ...

The Star Online
Moldovan president presents balanced foreign policy concept in Munich  TASS

MUNICH, February 15. /TASS/. Moldovan President Igor Dodon has presented his concept of balanced foreign policy at the Munich Security Conference.

Restoring trust in Moldova's banking sector  Emerging Europe

Sergiu Cioclea, the head of Moldova's national bank from 2016 until his resignation in November 2018, has been credited with restoring trust in the country's ...

Emerging Europe
10 wineries you need to visit in Moldova  USA Today 10Best

Bordered by Ukraine and Romania, the small Moldova is among the top 20 global wine exporters, exporting 67 million bottles annually. With so many options, ...

USA Today 10Best
Court orders son of Moldova's former PM to pay £466,000  The Guardian

The son of the former prime minister of Moldova has been ordered to hand over nearly £500,000 following a corruption investigation by the National Crime ...

The Guardian
Moldova: Cold Wave - Jan 2019  ReliefWeb

Precarious meteorological conditions, abundant snow, low temperatures were registered between 11 and 12 January 2019 on the territory of the Republic of ...

OSCE to monitor Moldovan elections  Emerging Europe

Some 45 observers from the parliamentary assembly of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) will deploy to Moldova for ...

Emerging Europe
Russia's Current Political Objectives in Moldova  The Jamestown Foundation

Moldova's upcoming parliamentary election (February 24) is a three-cornered contest between de facto state ruler Vladimir Plahotniuc's Democratic Party, ...

The Jamestown Foundation
UK Forces Son of Jailed Moldovan ex-PM to Forfeit Cash  OCCRP

A London court last week ordered the son of the former Prime Minister of Moldova to hand over nearly half a million pounds following an investigation conducted ...

Moldova's Vulnerabilities to Russia Are Primarily Internal  The Jamestown Foundation

The upcoming Moldovan parliamentary elections (February 24) refocus attention on Russia's current political objectives toward Moldova and the small country's ...

The Jamestown Foundation
Moldovan Opposition Urge Romania to Probe 'Grand Theft'  Balkan Insight

Moldova opposition leaders have asked Romania to help resolve the 'grand theft' of a billion US dollars from the Moldovan banking system – saying their own ...

Balkan Insight
Two Britons arrested after sneaking into the Ukraine from Moldova in a BOAT  Daily Mail

It is not known why the two British men arrested near the Moldovan border had decided to cross into Ukraine illegally, as British citizens are allowed to enter the ...

Daily Mail
Ramping up cervical cancer prevention efforts in the Republic of Moldova  UNFPA News

CHISINAU, Moldova – Irina Starciac, 46, was certain she was healthy. "I never had any symptoms that would get me worried,” she said. She was lucky, then, that ...

Moldova's Remaining Jews Fight to Remember Those Lost  Balkan Insight

A number of initiatives are trying to help preserve the memory of Moldova's once thriving Jewish population, decimated during the 20th century.

Balkan Insight
Zbee, the electric pod, to be part of public transport in Moldova.  GlobeNewswire

Clean Motion and the Energy Efficiency Agency Moldova, have signed a MoU to start a collaboration project that will be executed during 2019. The goal of the ...

Moldova hosts 10 km race in world's largest wine cellar  Reuters

MILESTII MICI, Moldova (Reuters) - Hundreds of runners competed in a 10 km (6 mile) race in the world's largest wine cellar on Sunday, navigating by the light ...

If election is not decisive, I'll call another, Moldova's president says  Reuters

Moldovan President Igor Dodon said on Wednesday he was prepared to call another election within three or four months for the sake of stability if February's poll ...

Will Putin's Empire Strike Out?  Bloomberg

Russia's president wants to reconstitute the country's sphere of influence, but ex-Soviet republics may end up in limbo between East and West.

Allegations of Violence and Abuse Mar Moldova Election Campaign  Balkan Insight

If the European Union was hoping for a free and fair election in Moldova, the first week of campaigning suggests it will be disappointed.

Balkan Insight
Moldova wine run: 10k race held in wine cellar  decanter.com

More than 350 runners have taken part in an underground 10k race in the Milestii Mici wine cellar in Moldova. Runners from across the world took part in the 10k ...

Banking on Moldova's farmers  euronews

Fruit and nut farming accounts for a substantial part of Moldova's economy with around 250,000 people working in the sector. Despite that, farmers and ...

Moldova, new to Holocaust remembrance, institutes a plan  The Jerusalem Post

Moldova's Jewish residents largely fled or were deported to their deaths during the Shoah, and its government has only marked Holocaust Remembrance Day ...

The Jerusalem Post
Moldovan Journalists Under Unprecedented Fire Before Election  Balkan Insight

Journalists in Moldova have exposed corruption, fraud and embezzlement by politicians, and they are increasingly coming under attack because of it.

Balkan Insight
AJC Praises Moldova Endorsement of Anti-Semitism 'Working Definition'  PRNewswire

NEW YORK, Jan. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AJC applauded Moldova for adopting the international working definition of anti-Semitism. The Decision on ...

Moldovan-Russian relations to be taken to new level in 2019 — Moldova's president  TASS

CHISINAU, January 30. /TASS/. Moldova's relations with Russia will reach a new level in 2019, President Igor Dodon said on Wednesday after his talks with ...

Moldovan leader conveys gratitude to Russian envoy for pilots’ release from captivity  TASS

CHISINAU, February 11. /TASS/. Moldova's President Igor Dodon has expressed his gratitude to Russia for assistance in securing the release of two Moldovan ...

Moldova's pro-Russian president might have his own government soon, poll shows  bne IntelliNews

The Socialist Party (PSRM) of Moldova's pro-Russian President Igor Dodon might form a fragile majority in parliament after the February 24 ...

bne IntelliNews
Moldova praised for adopting antisemitism definition  The Jerusalem Post - Israel News

WASHINGTON – Jewish organizations are expressing gratitude to the Moldovan government for adopting a common definition of antisemitism last week, just ...

The Jerusalem Post - Israel News
Moldova's ICT sector is primed for further growth  Emerging Europe

For a small country with few natural resources like Moldova, the IT sector today represents one of its greatest opportunities. “It is often argued that Moldova's ICT ...

Emerging Europe
Putin to meet with Moldova’s president next week — Kremlin  TASS

The Kremlin confirms Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with his Moldovan counterpart Igor Dodon next week.

Moldova looks to wrap up Moldindconbank sale before February election  Reuters

Moldova's bid to sell Moldindconbank, the country's second-largest bank, faces delay if it cannot be concluded before a Feb. 24 parliamentary election, Central ...

Thousands of Moldovans will use migration amnesty in Russia — Moldovan president  TASS

CHISINAU, January 21. /TASS/. Tens of thousands of Moldovan nationals who violated Russia's migration rules will be able to use the so-called migration ...

Moldovan Elections: ACUM-DA PAS Electoral Bloc – OpEd  Eurasia Review

The upcoming Moldovan elections, scheduled for February 24, will be contested between the three largest parties of the country.1 The incumbent Democrats, ...

Eurasia Review
UPDATE 1-Moldova approves sale of Moldindconbank stake to foreign investor  Reuters

(Adds quote, details, background). CHISINAU, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Moldova has approved the sale of a 64 percent stake in its second-largest lender ...

Russia Perfecting Its Elections Interference Toolkit in Moldova  The Jamestown Foundation

There is a growing perception that, in their efforts to undermine the US-built international rule-based system, Russia and China pursue quite different strategies.

The Jamestown Foundation
Reorganisation of probation to increase its efficiency in the Republic of Moldova  Council of Europe

On 21-22 January 2019 the second meeting of the Working Group (WG) on the reorganisation of probation was held in Chisinau as part of the Council of Europe ...

Council of Europe
Harvesting the potential of Moldova's SMEs  euronews

From plums and pears to nuts and wine, Moldova is famed for its fruit and food production. But despite that rich farming tradition, getting the money to start or ...

Human Rights Experts' Meeting in the Republic of Moldova  Council of Europe

The Council of Europe Programme “Promoting a human rights compliant criminal justice system in the Republic of Moldova” is continuously coordinating its ...

Council of Europe
Bulgarian Holding Buys the Second Largest Bank in Moldova  Novinite.com

The Bulgarian trust company Doverie United Holding has been authorized by Moldovan authorities to acquire more than half of second largest bank in the ...

EU: 2 billion for rail in Ukraine, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Moldova  RailFreight.com

Around 2 billion Euros will be spent by the EU to enhance the railway network in Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. It is part of the plans to ...

Romania auctions feasibility study for Transylvania-Moldova motorway  Romania-Insider.com

Romania's road infrastructure company CNAIR has opened the tender for selecting the consultancy firm that will update the feasibility study for the A8 Motorway, ...

In Moldova, Adventist Youth Taste the Joy of Service  Adventist Review

In the evening of January 3, 2019, while browsing through Facebook in Chisinau, Moldova, Olga* found an advertisement in one of the Chisinau Mutual Aid ...

Adventist Review
Romanian organic agriculture input producer Norofert Organics expands to neighboring Moldova  Business Review

Norofert Organics, the biggest input producer for organic agriculture in Romania, expands its business in the Republic of Moldova through a partnership.

Business Review
Bulgarian fund signs preliminary agreement to buy Moldindconbank  Reuters

Doverie Invest, owned by Bulgarian fund Doverie United Holding, has signed a preliminary agreement to buy 64 percent of Moldovan bank Moldindconbank, the ...

OTP buys majority stake in Moldova's Mobiasbanca  Emerging Europe

Societe Generale has agreed to sell its majority stake in Moldovan bank Mobiasbanca Societe Generale to Hungary's OTP as the French group continues its ...

Emerging Europe
Moldova's industrial output rises 0.5% y/y in Nov  SeeNews

CHISINAU (Moldova), January 18 (SeeNews) - Moldova's industrial production rose by 0.5% year-on-year in November, compared to an annual drop rate of ...

Turkey ratifies agreement on canceling visa regime with Moldova  AzerNews

President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan ratified the agreement on mutual cancellation of the visa regime with Moldova, Trend reports with reference to ...

Moldova reduces export of table grapes to Russia by 27%  FreshPlaza.com

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Moldovan winery holds 10k run in its cellar  The Drinks Business

Over 350 runners have taken part in a 10-kilometre, underground race held in Milestii Mici winery's vast cellar in Moldova, which holds around two million bottles ...

The Drinks Business
Bulgaria-based CRO August Research adds new sites in Georgia and Moldova  OutSourcing-Pharma.com

August Research is adding clinical trial operations in Georgia and Moldova, expanding the CRO's reach in Central and Eastern Europe – a less developed ...

Moldova: Ten acts qualify from the auditions  ESCXTRA.com

Today the Moldovan broadcaster TRM held the live auditions for their national selection for Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Ten acts were selected to the ...

"Thank you for not recognizing Kosovo"  B92

Vucic emphasized that it was necessary to encourage improvement of political dialogue and economic cooperation between the two countries, since bilateral ...

EBRD support SMEs in Ukraine and Moldova to benefit as private equity fund secures financing  The FINANCIAL

The FINANCIAL -- Fast growing and export-oriented small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Ukraine and Moldova will benefit from the activity of ...

'Theft of the century' in #Moldova: Billion was stolen by #Filat and #Platon  EU Reporter

Probably, there is no person in Europe who would not have heard about the “theft of the century” in Moldova. From the banking system of this small post-Soviet ...

EU Reporter
UK police seize cash from Moldovan ex-PMs son  The News International

LONDON: A son of Moldova´s ex-premier, who drove a Bentley and paid £1000-a-day rent, was ordered Thursday to hand over nearly half a million pounds, ...

The News International
Moldova: TRM announces the 28 songs taking part in auditions  ESCXTRA.com

The artists taking part in Moldova's national selection for Eurovision Song Contest 2019 were announced by Moldova's broadcaster TRM. 

Ukrinform  Ukrinform. Ukraine and world news

The signing of the Association Agreements and the Comprehensive Free Trade Area, as well as the visa liberalization, are among the main achievements of the ...

Ukrinform. Ukraine and world news
Moldova's Ungheni-Chisinau gas pipeline top priority for Romanian govt - PM Dancila  SeeNews

BUCHAREST (Romania), January 17 (SeeNews) - Romanian prime minister Viorica Dancila said on Thursday that the construction of the Ungheni-Chisinau ...

Project launched on protecting children from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse in the Republic of Moldova  Council of Europe

The Council of Europe organised its first planning meeting of the steering committee for the project on Protecting children from sexual exploitation and sexual ...

Council of Europe
Most high schoolers in Moldova do not talk to parents about sex or contraception  Business Review

Most high school students (82 percent) rarely or never talk to parents about the start of their sex lives, and 89 percent rarely or never discuss the use of condoms, ...

Business Review
Neftchi Baku sign Moldovan defender  AZERTAC News

Azerbaijan's football club Neftchi Baku have confirmed the signing of Moldovan national defender Petru Racu until the end of the season. Petru Racu will wear ...

Kremlin confirms Putin, Moldovan president to meet on January 30  TASS

MOSCOW, January 29. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a meeting with his Moldovan counterpart Igor Dodon on January 30, the Kremlin press ...

Moldovan NGOs call for inclusive election  Emerging Europe

A Moldovan NGO, Women for Contemporary Society, has called on the country's political parties to make the upcoming general election – scheduled for ...

Emerging Europe
College donates to Moldovan charity  3FM

Pupils, their parents and staff of an Island school have raised £1700 for a Moldovan charity.

Rompetrol Moldova hits 39 fuel stations  PetrolPlaza.com

The local subsidiary of the KMG International Group opened recently a new gas station in Chisinau, located in the Ciocana district. | PetrolPlaza.

New forfeiture order powers used to recoup £500,000 from Moldovan student  Out-Law.com

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has secured a forfeiture order amounting to nearly £500000 on frozen bank accounts belonging to the son of Moldova's ...

OTP Bank mulling Mobiasbanca acquisition in Moldova  Verdict

Hungarian lender OTP Bank is holding talks for controlling stake in Moldova's Mobiasbanca from French lender Societe Generale (SocGen).

Gardai smash Moldovan crime gang after seizing almost €1million of cannabis near Drogheda, Co Louth  Irish Mirror

Gardai have smashed a Moldovan drug gang after seizing almost €1million in cannabis. Gardai from the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau swooped on a ...

Irish Mirror
Vieru wins Moldova's first Grand Slam with Ippon against Margvelashvili  Eurosport.co.uk

Denis Vieru wins Moldova's first Grand Slam victory, with an Ippon against Vazha Margvelashvili in the final of the -66kg category.

Meet the Moldovan athlete who ran over 30 miles in temps of -74°F  AccuWeather.com

Would you take on extreme weather conditions to set a record? Well, that's exactly what Dmitri Voloshin from Moldova did. The extreme sports fanatic took part in ...

Ahead Of Election, U.S. Calls On Moldova To Ensure Free, Fair Process  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

The United States has urged Moldovan officials to ensure a free and fair election process for the country's upcoming parliamentary elections. The U.S. State ...

Romania Blocks Critical EU Text About Moldova  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Romania has blocked European Union foreign ministers from adopting recent conclusions by the EU's Foreign Affairs Council that are critical of Moldova, ...

Moldovan Constitutional Court Suspends President For Fifth Time  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Moldova's Constitutional Court has again suspended President Igor Dodon from performing his duties, amid a dispute over legislation that he has refused to sign ...

Moldovan Socialists Kick Off Election Campaign With Chisinau Rally  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

CHISINAU -- Thousands of people carrying red flags have marched in the streets of the Moldovan capital in support of the main pro-Russian opposition Socialist ...

Moldova Election Campaign Starts, Some Fear Russia Influence  VOA News

Moldova's electoral campaign has begun ahead of parliamentary elections, amid concerns that Russia is seeking to influence the results in the former Soviet ...

VOA News
Moldovan Leaders, Protesters Face Off On Independence Day  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Moldova's leaders gathered in downtown Chisinau for a ceremony marking Independence Day as hundreds of protesters shouted antigovernment slogans ...

EU Cuts Moldova Funding Amid Rule-Of-Law Concerns  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

The European Commission has said it is cutting its financial assistance to Moldova by 20 million euros ($22.7 million) per year for both 2017 and 2018 amid ...

Breakaway Moldova Region to Open 'Embassy' in Russia  Balkan Insight

The breakaway region of Transnistria is to open a diplomatic office once again in Moscow, adding to worries in Moldova about the separatist regime's ambitions.

Balkan Insight
Why Moldova Is a Wine Destination Worth Knowing Now  Vogue

While the family-owned vineyards of Moldova go back centuries, the scene in its capital city of Chișinău is more energized than ever.

Moldova's pro-Moscow president suspended as election battle nears  The Irish Times

Russia offering amnesty to Moldovan migrants who go home for key February vote.

The Irish Times
IAEA Mission Says Moldova Is Committed to Strengthening Safety, Sees Areas for Further Enhancement  International Atomic Energy Agency

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts said Moldova is committed to strengthening its regulatory framework for radiation safety. The team ...

International Atomic Energy Agency
Erdogan On Two-Day Moldova Visit To Boost Ties  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has embarked on a two-day visit to Moldova aimed at boosting relations with the former Soviet republic. Erdogan met ...

The Rule of Law Is Under Attack in Moldova  Chatham House

Moldova has long struggled with corruption in its politics, but a series of events over the course of the summer indicate that democracy and the rule of law are ...

Chatham House
European Parliament Slams Moldova As A 'State Captured By Oligarchic Interests'  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

The European Parliament has overwhelmingly passed a resolution highly critical of Moldova, saying it has become a “state captured by oligarchic interests” that ...

Moldova Grudge Could Cost U.K. Access to $1.7 Trillion Projects  Bloomberg

The U.K.'s post-Brexit access to $1.7 trillion in public projects relies on the good will of its European neighbors. Too bad Moldova holds a grudge. The tiny ...

Brexit’s latest obstacle? A Moldovan veto  The Economist

OF ALL THE possible obstacles to Britain's smooth exit from the European Union, few can have seemed less likely than Moldova. But on October 17th the little ...

The Economist
Russia's Ukraine Sanctions Put Moldova's Socialists in a Bind  Balkan Insight

A Russian trade embargo on Ukraine is hurting Moldovan exporters and undermining the pro-Russian Socialists' platform for elections in February.

Balkan Insight
Erdogan To Visit Moldova Following Expulsion Of Turkish Teachers  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Moldovan President Igor Dodon says he will host his Turkish counterpart in Chisinau in October, weeks after Moldova expelled seven citizens of Turkey, in a ...

Media freedom and pluralism in Moldova get a boost  Council of Europe

Moldovan parliamentarians, regulators and public-*service* broadcasters valued highly Council of Europe and European Union assistance. The closing ...

Council of Europe
On mission to Europe's poorest country: Moldova | Community  Independent Tribune

Dust covered their shoes as the Americans walked the rutted dirt roads through the villages outside Chisinau, Moldova in early October.

Independent Tribune
Protests as Moldova 'deports Turkish teachers'  BBC News

The human rights group Amnesty International has protested over Moldova's arrest and deportation of seven Turkish school staff. Turkish media say Turkey's ...

BBC News
Moldova To Minnesota: Man Allegedly Faked Death For $2 Million Insurance Payout  NPR

Igor Vorotinov had been living in Moldova after allegedly faking his death there in 2011. He was brought back to Minnesota on Saturday by U.S. law ...

Dodon: Moldova's Biggest Problem Is Population Loss, Not Corruption  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Moldova's No. 1 problem after more than a quarter of a century of independence isn't poverty or corruption, it is depopulation, President Igor Dodon has told ...

Moldova Court Again Suspends President's Appointment Powers  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

The Moldovan Constitutional Court has suspended the powers of the country's Russia-friendly president amid a standoff over ministerial appointments with his ...

Moldova leader seeks balance between Russia and EU  Financial Times

Pro-Moscow president Dodon says country needs 'neutral' role despite ties to Brussels.

Financial Times
Rights Groups Protest Moldova’s 'Unlawful' Expulsion Of Turks  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Moldovan and international human rights organizations have criticized a decision by the country's authorities to detain and expel seven Turkish citizens.

Rising Female Migration Adds to Moldova's Economic Woes  Balkan Insight

As more women emigrate to escape poverty and joblessness at home, Moldova's shrinking workforce is taking its toll on the economy.

Balkan Insight
Moldova's election to test EU credentials  EUobserver

Backsliding on rule of law and democracy have led to EU penalties for Moldova - a former success story for EU policy in the former Soviet region.


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Moldova (/ m ɒ l ˈ d oʊ v ə / (), sometimes UK: / ˈ m ɒ l d ə v ə /), officially the Republic of Moldova (Romanian: Republica Moldova), is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe, bordered by Romania to the west and Ukraine to the north, east, and south. The capital city is Chișinău.. Most of the Moldovan territory was a part of the Principality of Moldavia from the 14th century until ...
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Moldova may be entering the consciousness of the global traveller, but those seeking the remote and obscure still have their Shangri-La in the form of the breakaway republic of Transdniestr, where the Soviet Union reigns supreme.
Moldova is a small land-locked country in Eastern Europe, north of the Balkans, surrounded by Romania to the southwest, across the Prut river, and Ukraine to the northeast.
Moldova: Moldova, country lying in the northeastern corner of the Balkan region of Europe. This region was an integral part of the Romanian principality of Moldavia until 1812, when it was ceded to Russia. Upon the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, it declared its independence and took the name Moldova.
Geography . Moldova (formerly Moldavia) is a landlocked republic of hilly plains lying east of the Carpathian Mountains between the Prut and Dniester (Dnestr) rivers.
Visit the Embassy of Moldova website for the most current visa information.. U.S. citizens may stay in Moldova for up to 90 days within a six-month period without a visa. Residence permits are required for stays over 90 days and may be obtained at the Bureau for Migration and Asylum office at 124 Boulevard Stefan cel Mare in Chisinau.
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Moldova ( (listen), sometimes UK: ), officially the Republic of Moldova (Romanian: Republica Moldova), is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe, bordered by Romania to the west and Ukraine to the north, east, and south. The capital city is Chișinău.Most of the Moldovan territory was a part of the Principality of Moldavia from the 14th century until 1812, when it was ceded to the Russian Empire by the Ottoman Empire (to which Moldavia was a vassal state) and became known as Bessarabia. In 1856, southern Bessarabia was returned to Moldavia, which three years later united with Wallachia to form Romania, but Russian rule was restored over the whole of the region in 1878. During the 1917 Russian Revolution, Bessarabia briefly became autonomous and then the independent Moldavian Democratic Republic until it was integrated into Romania in 1918 following a vote of its assembly. The decision was disputed by Soviet Russia, which in 1924 allowed the establishment, within the Ukrainian SSR, of a Moldavian autonomous republic (MASSR) on partial Moldovan-inhabited territories to the east of the Dniester. In 1940, as a consequence of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, Romania was compelled to cede Bessarabia to the Soviet Union, leading to the creation of the Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic (Moldavian SSR), which included the greater part of Bessarabia and the westernmost strip of the former MASSR.On 27 August 1991, as the dissolution of the Soviet Union was under way, the Moldavian SSR declared independence and took the name Moldova. The Constitution of Moldova was adopted in 1994. The strip of the Moldovan territory on the east bank of the Dniester river has been under the de facto control of the breakaway government of Transnistria since 1990.Due to a decrease in industrial and agricultural output following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the service sector has grown to dominate Moldova's economy and is over 60% of the nation's GDP. Its economy is the poorest in Europe in per capita terms and has the lowest Human Development Index in the continent. Moldova is also the least visited country in Europe by tourists with only 11,000 annually recorded visitors from abroad.Moldova is a parliamentary republic with a president as head of state and a prime minister as head of government. It is a member state of the United Nations, the Council of Europe, the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the GUAM Organization for Democracy and Economic Development, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) and aspires to join the European Union.