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.
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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.

Refugee crisis locks Bulgaria and Romania out of Schengen zone

Romania seems to have abandoned its immediate plans to join the Schengen zone, after asking for the issue to be removed from the agenda of an upcoming session of the European Council for Justice and Home Affairs.

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.

Ponta living on borrowed time

Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta has looked to be living on borrowed time since his defeat in the presidential elections last November and that time is now fast running out.

Sale of Slovenia’s NKBM seen as turning point

The privatisation of Nova KBM (NKBM) Slovenia’s second largest bank, is being seen as a turning point for the country’s banking sector, which had to be bailed out by the state in 2013.

Serbia still in denial over Srebrenica

On July 11 world leaders will gather in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the worst atrocity to have occurred in Europe since the end of World War II.

Southeast Europe braces for potential Grexit

Southeast Europe is bracing itself for the impact of a potential Greek exit from the Eurozone after its southern neighbour voted “No” in a referendum on whether to accept austerity measures demanded by the country's creditors.

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