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Moldova: on the edge of the Union, looking in…

The expansion of the European Union over the past two decades seems to have come to an end, at least for the time being, leaving the countries of the Western Balkans and the Black Sea region in a position of being accession candidates without much prospect of actual accession any time soon. It was with this in mind that I set off to find out about the situation in Moldova last week.

Moldova is a country with a unique set of challenges. First of these is its frozen conflict on the River Dnieper, where the predominantly Russian population fought, and won, …

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How Twitter is fuelling a revolt against communism

Two days ago the Communists were declared victors in Moldova’s elections, triggering widespread unrest as people claimed the elections were rigged. Twitter has played a key role in organising the protests, as The Telegraph has reported:

Organisers used the social networking site Twitter to rally opposition to a Communist victory in legislative elections.

At least 10,000 protesters gathered and police fired water cannon but were unable to stop the crowd from breaking into the buildings…

“The election was controlled by the Communists, they bought everyone off,” said Alexei, a student. “We will have

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  • User AvatarLaurence Cox 6th Apr - 12:47pm
    @Christopher This posting from the Political Betting web site puts the task for Labour in perspective: https://www7.politicalbetting.com/index.php/archives/2020/04/05/starmer-needs-a-net-of-124-seats-at-the-next-ge-to-win-a-majority-heres-that-in-context/ For Starmer to lead the Labour Party to...
  • User AvatarSteve Trevethan 6th Apr - 12:04pm
    An excellent analysis! Might we also work for a democratic cohesive Europe free from the current extractive financial rules and practices in the E U?...
  • User AvatarJohn Kelly 6th Apr - 11:58am
    As the lockdown was starting I read about an Egyptian novelist who had been arrested for a minor political protest by Sisi's thugs. I downloaded...
  • User AvatarJohn Alderdice 6th Apr - 11:55am
    I entirely agree about the foolishness of continuing to postpone the Lib Dem leadership election, but the author's other comments are out of touch with...
  • User AvatarDavid Raw 6th Apr - 11:03am
    Yes, Ruth, remember his bravery, his insights. The Nigel Barton speech (Keith Barron) about his Dad still reverberates. I miss the grand kids but have...
  • User AvatarStephen Howse 6th Apr - 10:59am
    I don't think it's oblivion. We've survived worse. But it is a massive wake-up call. We need to buck our bloody ideas up, right now.
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