Moldova, the tiny impoverished country sandwiched between Ukraine to the east and Romania – its ethnic and linguistic kin – to the west, is often a case-study for the European Union as exactly the sort of country that both Brussels and the NATO military alliance should be leery of when considering the possibility of enlargement.
Since declaring its independence from the Soviet Union in late 1991, Moldova’s attempt to rid itself from its Communist past has largely ground to a halt. The country,...


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