New industries such as those supplying the automotive sector are emerging alongside traditional activities based on Moldova's natural resources.
34% y/y surge in exports in October driven by hike in sales to Germany and Poland, as EU now absorbs 65% of Moldovan exports.
Russian media speculate that the attempted murder charge against Plahotnuic is related to the assassination attempt against Russian banker Gherman Gorbuntsov, but Plahotnuic's party says he is a victim of harassment by the Russian authorities.
Russia has clawed its way back from its weak position after the end of the Cold War to make firm friends across Southeast Europe even in countries that are firmly in the Western camp.
Movement on several issues comes as the economic situation in the breakaway Moldovan republic reaches crisis point after the Russian aid it relies on is repeatedly postponed.
The leu was born and has existed so far in a very challenging environment characterised by high corruption and soaring foreign debt.
State could temporarily take over stakes confiscated from non-transparent shareholders in systemically important banks, a proposal that raises questions about costs and transparency.
Only Albania and Serbia have attracted a significant increase in foreign investment compared to 2010, according to UNCTAD.
Dorin Chirtoaca, a perennial thorn in the side of Socialist President Igor Dodon, held onto his position despite being under house arrest in a corruption case as Chisinau voters remained firm in their pro-EU stance.
MEPs want to reward reforms by Eastern Partnership countries by allowing them to join EU customs union, energy union or even Schengen area.
Revival spurred by resolution of banking sector problems, successful reduction of inflation and recent political stabilisation.
Separatist republic's central bank has ruled out another devaluation this year, but the economy remains under pressure as the new government has so far failed to persuade Moscow to provide financial support.
Central bank expects price growth to decelerate in the coming quarters but this is optimistic given the need for an upward revision in regulated prices including utility prices.