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The pro-European forces beat the pro-Russian parties by a small margin in the parliamentary election on 30 November in Moldova.
The agreement is quite a voluminous document and sets an ambitious reform agenda covering almost all areas of state governance.
Surveys conducted in recent months indicate a clear improvement in the ratings for the two main pro-European parties.
Over the past few months, Chisinau has adopted a more assertive policy regarding the Transnistrian issue.
The election procedures did not comply with generally accepted democratic standards.
We cannot rule out the possibility that the gas ‘ceasefire’ will be violated before the date specified in the protocol.
The results of the election in Ukraine are not good for Moscow. The outcome is the price Russia needs to pay for its policy towards Ukraine.
This electoral result is a decisive victory for forces advocating the pro-Western orientation of Ukraine and reforms to its economy and social life.
Next to gas, coal is of key importance in the Ukrainian energy balance and in electricity production.
After a break of more than three months, and intensive efforts by the EU, trilateral gas talks between Ukraine, Russia and the EU were resumed on 26 September.