Apr 16, 2009
So after a dicussion with some friends who recently returned from Moldova, I'm left with that question. In the various articles following the recent protests in Moldova, writers have repeatedly reminded us where Moldova is, that Chisinau is the capital of Moldova, and that Moldova is the poorest country in Europe. Apparently, this last "fact" has Moldovans a bit peeved.
It seems Moldovans believe they are the second poorest country in Europe. Who do they claim is the poorest? Well, Kosovo. So the question is: is Moldova poorer than Kosovo, or does the New York Times and several other news outlets agree with Serbia and not consider Kosovo to be an independent country?
Saddest competition ever.