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How do the Russian forces in Transnistria get in and out?

Predominantly through the airport in Chișinău, the capital of Moldova, although steps have been taken to reduce the number of troops that require rotation by employing Transnistrian citizens with ...
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Can a EU member merge with a non-EU one without previously setting up/changing some agreements at EU level?

The obvious precedent would be the German Reunification. However, there were some differences: The division of Germany was tied into the Four Power agreements after WWII. West Germany always took ...
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Which countries have largely copied article 49 para 3 of the French constitution?

In addition to the countries you mention in your question, this provision, or something very similar, appears in a few other countries' constitutions - mostly African countries which achieved ...
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Is the independent streak in the Dniestrian countries due to their Phanariot heritage?

I see nothing so romantic. Moldova became separated from Romania as a result of land deals between the Ottoman and Russian Empires, and later between the Communist governments of Romania and the ...
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When a country is merged into another country, what happens to the people who were holding public office?

As the comments said, there is no general answer. The case I am most familiar with is German reunification. There, the unification treaty specified in article 42 that the East German parliament would ...
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Why was Moldova the only post-Soviet country to elect a communist government?

According to wikipedia article on Moldova, communist government ruled from 2001 to 2009, so I would link its election with dissatisfaction most CIS nations felt with their democratic governments, ...
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When a country is merged into another country, what happens to the people who were holding public office?

To look at historical examples, one of the more famous examples of this occurred in 1706 Treaty of Union, which United the countries of England and Scotland under a singular parliament leading to the ...
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How do the Russian forces in Transnistria get in and out?

I am not so sure that the Russian 14th Guards Army needs a lot of equipment. Their vehicles are already there. They have literally tons of ammo in place already. They recruit local Russian passport ...
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Has the pro-Russia president of Moldova taken any concrete steps toward abandoning Moldova's Association Agreement with the EU?

He did sign a memorandum of cooperation with the Eurasian Economic Union (EES) in 2017. I'm not sure if this affects their practical commitments to the EU AA though, but surely was a more concrete ...
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