Kit Gillet is a freelance journalist currently based in Bucharest. His work appears regularly in the international press, for publications including The New York Times, The Guardian, The Economist, Monocle, The Financial Times, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal and CNN.
Moldova

Russia-friendly candidate wins Moldovan presidential election

In another development likely to embolden Russian president Vladimir Putin, voters in Moldova elected Igor Dodon, a pro-Russian candidate, as the country’s new president.

Pro-Russia Candidate Appears Likely to Win Bulgarian Presidency

Elections in Bulgaria and Moldova point to a resurgence of Pro-Russian political leaders

Opposition Groups in Moldova Unite to Protest New Government

Frustration with the political establishment is boiling over again in Moldova, where more than 15,000 people took to the streets of the capital on Sunday to vent their anger at the new government that was sworn in just last week.

Coalition crisis could set back Moldova’s European dream

Moldova, population 3.5mn, seems to be racking up scandals faster than a country 10 times its size should – and that’s just in the last few months.

Moldova’s Maidan moment

Moldovans, angered by endemic corruption, took to the streets on September 6 in numbers not seen since the country gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. They’ve vowed to remain until heads roll.

Time-Worn Village in Moldova Springs Back to Life, Thanks to Port

Once-landlocked Moldova, and the tiny port that's trying to change the country

With new PM in place, could Moldova recover from rocky start to 2015?

Many hope the appointment of Valeriu Strelet as premier marks a turning point for the country after a turbulent and unsettling period, though that is anything but assured.

What next for tiny Moldova?

Despite the fact that it is only halfway through the year, 2015 is already one of those years that many in Moldova will try to forget as quickly as possible.

Moldova steps up a gear in $1bn bank fraud investigation

Prosecutors in Moldova will start investigations into top public officials in parliament, the ministry of finance and the central bank as part of a new criminal case opened in relation to a $1bn fraud
In tiny Moldova, hints of a 'federalized' Ukraine's future

In tiny Moldova, hints of a ‘federalized’ Ukraine’s future

Gagauzia, an autonomous region in southern Moldova, looks to Moscow before the West, much as Ukraine's restive east does. And the poor, agricultural region could show the problems a federalized Donbass might face.

The Missing Billion

A small European country wonders how such a staggering amount of cash could disappear from its banks.

Moldova goes to the polls torn between Europe and Russia

November 30 elections could decide whether former Soviet nation continues on westward path of last five years or turns back east