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Moldovan and EU flags - general elections are due in February (Photo: European Parliament)

Moldova's election to test EU credentials

The Republic of Moldova has close ties with the EU, but abuse of rule of law and democratic principles puts that relationship in danger.

The country is part of the EU's Eastern Partnership policy.

It is implementing an association agreement with the EU, aiming at political association and economic integration.

The EU has become its main trading partner and development aid donor and, since April 2014, Moldovan citizens can also travel to the EU without a visa.

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Moldovan and EU flags - general elections are due in February (Photo: European Parliament)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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