Romania promises aid to poor Moldova if it reforms its system

January 26, 2016 12:52 PM

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Romania promises aid to poor Moldova if it reforms its system

BUCHAREST Romania's prime minister pledged on Tuesday to send emergency aid to Moldova and work to bring its ex-Soviet neighbor closer to the European Union as long as it makes greater efforts to reform its system and end corruption.

Moldova, Europe's poorest country which shares a border with EU member Romania and has close language and cultural links, has been in the grip of a scandal in which $1 billion was syphoned off into foreign accounts, shaking shaken public confidence in its pro-EU leaders.

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