Moldovan parliament set to install new pro-EU prime minister

February 18, 2015 11:52 AM

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CHISINAU (Reuters) - Moldova's parliament is expected on Wednesday to approve as prime minister 38-year-old businessman Chiril Gaburici, who promises to forge closer ties with Europe, despite fears of a possible Russian backlash.

The ex-Soviet republic is already suffering fall-out from economic turmoil in Russia, with the local currency tumbling against the dollar and former strong growth in sharp decline.

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