Moldova: the new European border


UN statistics state that this is the poorest country in Europe. Squeezed in between Romania and Ukraine, with a population of fewer than 5 million people, this ancient Roman colony still lives mainly on agriculture. The country’s principal source of income is a good quality wine exported chiefly to Russia. Emigration, especially by women, is creating social problems that will be hard to solve.

UN statistics state that this is the poorest country in Europe. Squeezed in between Romania and Ukraine, with a population of fewer than 5 million people, this ancient Roman colony still lives mainly on agriculture. The country’s principal source of income is a good quality wine exported chiefly to Russia. Emigration, especially by women, is creating social problems that will be hard to solve.

 

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