DISINFO: After the coup on April 7, 2009, Moldova became a Western semi-colony
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DISINFO: After the coup on April 7, 2009, Moldova became a Western semi-colony


After the coup on April 7, 2009, Moldova has become a real Western semi-colony. Outside mercenaries and emissaries have made a real takeover of the state.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Moldova.

In 2009, after massive protests in Chisinau, which broke out immediately after the parliamentary elections won by the ruling Communist Party, repeated parliamentary elections were held in Moldova and centre-right and pro-European parties came to power. In 2014 Moldova signed the Association Agreement with European Union, which has been in full effect since July 2016. As a result, the preferential trade system has allowed the country to benefit from reduced or eliminated tariffs for its goods, and increased services market.

Since then, the country has benefited from numerous assistance projects from the European Union and other external partners, including for justice reform and the fight against corruption. EU financial aid to Moldova has funded numerous and diverse projects, including improving public administration and financial management; reform of the social aid system; and energy production based on solar and agricultural waste, waste collection among many others. The EU also imports products from Moldova: machinery and appliances, textiles, agricultural products and beverages, iron and steel.

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