Moldova has a long and rich winemaking tradition, but few wine drinkers around the world know of its products. Now the country is making a push to boost awareness of that outside the region.
Moldova is Europe's poorest nation with per capita income half that of Albania. Yet since the tiny ex-Soviet state stood up to Russian bullying, it has become something of a superpower — in the wine industry.
Tired of corruption and slow EU integration, many young Moldovans are emigrating. There is no one who does not want to leave, they say. But some remain precisely for this reason, out of concern for their homeland.
Following days of protests in the Moldovan capital Chisinau, a new alliance between opposition parties has formed. It is calling for recent election results to be honored and for an independent judiciary.
Eastern Europe and Central Asia have been caught between western Europe and Russia since the Cold War ended. At the Munich Security Conference, regional experts discussed where the future lies for these regions.
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