Moldova’s new PM to continue pro-European course

On the slimmest of margins, the Moldovan parliament appointed another pro-EU prime minister. Valeriu Strelet took over as prime minister after receiving the support of 52 of 101MPs, EU Observer reports. Moldova has been troubled by banking and political crises in recent months, as about $1 billion dollars went missing from the country’s banking system and the previous prime minister stepped down amid allegations that he forged his diploma. Pro-Russian sentiments had also been on the rise. Strelet stated that European integration is the safest way to improve Moldova’s economy, fight corruption and ensure rule of law.


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