Vid below is from VICE News. I suspect that VICE gets a nice big chunk of financing from the powers-that-be so don't take everything you are fed via the vid as the truth and nothing but the truth.
I suspect we will continue to see all small statelets outside but near the EU, clamoring to join it. They won't mind sacrificing a few liberties, heck they won't mind throwing away all their liberties if doing so will mean they will get all the goodies that the EU and its godfather the USA promises to bestow on them for the small, small payment of installing a military base on their soil. Russia needs to be contained, doncha know?!
Corruption and Scandal: Crisis in Moldova (Dispatch 1)
Moldovans have been protesting against their government for months. They allege that their leaders are deeply corrupted after a billion-dollar banking scandal hit the country in 2015. The former prime minister, Vlad Filat, was arrested and detained for suspected involvement.
Pro-European and pro-Russian parties are working together to lead the protests. They demand that the prime minister step down, and that the government hold early elections. But given the influence of powerful oligarchs in the country, it's far from certain whether new leadership would even bring real change.
VICE News went to Moldova to speak to the opposition parties and find out how the theft of $1 billion from the banking system is affecting people in this impoverished country.