Merkel praises Moldova government for recent reforms
СHISINAU, Moldova — Germany's chancellor has praised Moldova's government for recent reforms, saying they fulfill requirements for visa free travel to European Union countries.
Angela Merkel said after meeting Prime Minister Vlad Filat during a visit to the country Wednesday, Aug.22, that "the reforms (undertaken) so far are very clear and they fulfill the requirements."
She praised the governing pro-European alliance for reforms it had undertaken since it came to power in 2009 when the coalition's members defeated the Communists — which sought closer relations with Russia — in an election.
Merkel also called for negotiations to continue over the status of Trans-Dniester, a region in eastern Moldova that broke away in 1990 over fears Moldova planned to reunite with Romania, of which it was part of until 1940.
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