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• The majority of the Moldovan citizens support the presidential form of government in the republic. Over the past year, more than half a million signatures have been collected in support of change the form of government, since the Republic of Moldova needs a system of interaction, checks and balances between the President and the parliament. The Head of State Igor Dodon said this in an interview with the BBC. “Since the people directly elect the President, of course, the President must have aut...
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• Moldova will be able to survive as a country and solve the Transnistrian issue only if we observe a balanced foreign policy and maintain neutral status. This opinion was expressed by the Head of the republic in an interview with an influential TV and broadcast company. “We categorically do not consider any possibility of Moldova becoming part of a military bloc. It does not matter, East or West. Because it will not allow our country to strengthen its statehood, to solve the Transnistrian probl...
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• Russia for the Republic of Moldova is a friend and one of the main strategic partners. At the same time, Moldova’s relations with the West are also friendly and partner. According to the Head of State, our country simply has no other choice. “First of all, I believe that Russia is our friend. Our strategic partner. I do not think that Russia wants something bad for the Republic of Moldova. I do not want to think that the West wants something bad. But it seems to me that recently the West wante...
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Bucharest has climbed two places in the ranking of the most crowded cities in the world in terms of road traffic in the evening peak hours, ranking third in the world and dominating the European top, according to the Tom Tom Traffic Index, a tool analyzing traffic in 390 cities, according to Citește mai departe...
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Press review. Wednesday, November 14, 2018 ...
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A report evaluating the implementation of the Association Agreement between the Republic of Moldova and the European Union was debated in the European Parliament on 13 November. According to the report, our country is opposed to fundamental values related to democratic standards, and MEPs would continue to call for the cessation of financial assistance until significant progress on democratic standards has been made. The post Debates at the European Parliament: “We have not seen progress from Moldova” appeared first on Moldova.org.
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Moldovan producers to be able to export seeds to EU market
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• The majority of the Moldovan citizens support the presidential form of government in the republic. Over the past year, more than half a million signatures have been collected in support of change the form of government, since the Republic of Moldova needs a system of interaction, checks and balances between the President and the parliament. The Head of State Igor Dodon said this in an interview with the BBC. “Since the people directly elect the President, of course, the President must have aut...
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• Moldova will be able to survive as a country and solve the Transnistrian issue only if we observe a balanced foreign policy and maintain neutral status. This opinion was expressed by the Head of the republic in an interview with an influential TV and broadcast company. “We categorically do not consider any possibility of Moldova becoming part of a military bloc. It does not matter, East or West. Because it will not allow our country to strengthen its statehood, to solve the Transnistrian probl...
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• Russia for the Republic of Moldova is a friend and one of the main strategic partners. At the same time, Moldova’s relations with the West are also friendly and partner. According to the Head of State, our country simply has no other choice. “First of all, I believe that Russia is our friend. Our strategic partner. I do not think that Russia wants something bad for the Republic of Moldova. I do not want to think that the West wants something bad. But it seems to me that recently the West wante...
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The main document of the country’s strategic planning, Moldova 2030 National Development Strategy, was approved by the cabinet today.   The strategy establishes the long-term sectoral priorities and is aimed at enhancing the quality of citizens’ living. The strategy’s goal is the focusing of public policies from Moldova on problems, interests and aspirations of the people. Also, the document will contribute to the strategic distribution of budgetary and institutional resources, depending on the goals set by those four basic pillars:      1.     Sustainable and inclusive economy; 2.     Robust human and social capital; 3.     Honest and efficient institutions; 4.     Sound environment;   To develop the aforementioned sectors till 2030, ten sustainable development goals (SDG) have been established at the national level, among which the guaranteeing of quality education, ensuring an efficient governance, enhancement of people’s access to infrastructure and improving the labour conditions. The present situation, basic factors of people’s vulnerability was analyzed for each of the ten goals, with the strategic vision formulated and the priority actions set. The identification of the scenarios of Moldova’s long-term development was possible with the support of the United Nations and World Bank.     The Moldova 2030 National Development Strategy was elaborated through a comprehensive participatory exercise and was the result of the activity of ten inter-ministerial working groups. Representatives of local public administration, civil society, business and academic environments were included in these groups.  
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The cabinet of ministers today approved the draft State Budget Law for 2019. The document implies ensuring a balance between the stability of public money and the economic growth, based on priorities of public policies of the cabinet for the next year.   The budget for 2019 will be focused, in particular, on the social sector – with the expenses for the social protection increased by 2.2 billion lei. Besides the financing of new measures dealing with the social protection of low-income persons and elderly people, the draft also sees allocation of sources to improve the policies of financial support of families with many children and protection of children at risk.    At the same time, under the draft budget for 2019, the projects on the repair of public roads and projects in the education sector, meant to ensure access to quality education, remain priority.     Also, the budget for the next year will further maintain the investment component. More than 3.5 billion lei will be earmarked for the implementation of projects financed from external sources alone. In 2019, 66 projects financed from foreign sources will be under implementation. The most important ones refer to the infrastructure of national and local roads, implementation of new projects in the education sector and development of agriculture.       „This is a budget focused, first of all, on investments in people, a budget which will ensure the continuing of projects on infrastructure underway, including the Good Roads projects. At the same time, this is a draft focused also on the increase of residents’ incomes, taking into account the reform of the pensions’ system carried out, as well as the law on wage payment,” prime minister Pavel Filip said.      The transfers from the state budget to other budgets will increase by more than 3.2 billion lei, with the overall sum of financing reaching 22.4 billion lei. The largest allocation of sources is directed to the Social Insurances Budget (BASS). Transfers worth almost 11 billion lei are reserved for local budgets; the sum is to cover the spending for salaries, opening of pre-school institutions and children’s nourishment. The transfers to the Mandatory Health Insurances Fund will amount to 2.8 billion lei.    The draft law, approved by the cabinet, also provides for a 9.4-per cent increase of the revenues to the National Public Budget up to almost 63.4 billion lei. The state budget revenues will amount to 42.1 billion lei, growing by 14 per cent. The biggest revenues to the state budget will be made from the collection of taxes and duties.     The overall expenses will amount to 69.2 billion lei and will be higher by 6.1 billion lei. The state budget spending will be 47.6 billion lei, which is by 13.5 per cent more.     The deficit of the National Public Budget is estimated at 5.8 billion lei, or 2.7 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product. The state debt will be worth 62.8 billion lei in late 2019, up by 10.3 per cent. The share of the debt in the GDP will not exceed the level of the debt for this year - 30 per cent.     The draft State Budget Law for 2019 will be submitted to parliament for consideration and adoption.
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Prime Minister Pavel Filip today met new Ambassador of the United States to Moldova Dereck J. Hogan. The prime minister congratulated the diplomat on his appointment as ambassador to Moldova, as well as on the good knowledge of the Romanian language.   The prime minister expressed openness for further strengthening the active dialogue between Moldova and the USA. “We assign a special attention to our relations with the USA, which is an important partner of Moldova. We want to have an open and transparent collaboration in continuation,” Pavel Filip said.      Among the most important sectors of cooperation between the two countries, the PM highlighted security and defence, justice reform, fighting corruption and consolidating the rule of law state. “We have every determination to continue the processes underway. There is every determination and political will for the western way of Moldova to become irreversible,” Pavel Filip stressed.     Ambassador Dereck J. Hogan said that the United States remained a reliable partner and a long-term friend of Moldova. The diplomat encouraged the authorities’ efforts to edify a stronger and more independent country, which is equivalent to a more democratic and more prosperous country.     The officials also exchanged opinions on the settlement of the Transnistrian conflict and the forthcoming parliamentary polls. Pavel Filip said that the governance would do its utmost for the parliamentary elections to be held freely, democratically and transparently. 
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Prime Minister Pavel Filip today had a meeting with the president of the National Employers’ Federation, Leonid Cerescu. The sides exchanged opinions on measures undertaken by the government so far for improving the business environment: cutting the number of institutions with control duties, of permissive acts and releasing the latter through single window, approving amendments to the Labour Code.     All these actions have ensured a constant economic growth in the last three years of 4 per cent in 2016, 4.5 per cent in 2017 and 5 per cent in the second quarter of 2018. This fact allowed the cabinet carrying out more social projects, including to reform two important systems: the wage payment system and the retirement one.    Leonid Cerescu appreciated the government’s openness for settling the problems of business people and the efforts for creating the best conditions for the work of the economic agents. At the same time, Cerescu named a string of problems which are still to be solved.       The sides also set priorities for the future to strengthen the dialogue between the government and the National Employers’ Confederation. Prime minister Pavel Filip stressed that the cabinet would further support the development of the business environment through the promotion of policies due to ensure predictability and clear-cut rules for the work of economic agents.  
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The most important economic event of the year Moldova Business Week 2018 will take place in Chisinau on 27-29 November. Aspects regarding the organisation of the business week were analised today, during a meeting chaired by Prime Minister, Pavel Filip.   The head of the executive has called for the organisation of the event to promote the image of Moldova internationally and pave the path for new initiatives. In this context, the prime minister specified the importance of participation of foreign companies and attracting those ones which are looking for opportunities for expansion in Moldova.   The fifth issue of Moldova Business Week will bring together over 1,000 participants – international development partners, representatives of state institutions, businessmen from Moldova, as well as foreign companies from around 53 states.   Moldova Business Week is an annual event to promote the image of Moldova in order to attract investments, strengthen the dialogue between the public and private sectors, increase the competitiveness of domestic companies for diversification and increase of export capacities.   In order to participate in the event, people can register on the web page – www.mbw.md, also selecting the discussion panel they wish to attend.
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Prime Minister Pavel Filip today had a meeting with the president of the National Employers’ Federation, Leonid Cerescu. The sides exchanged opinions on measures undertaken by the government so far for improving the business environment: cutting the number of institutions with control duties, of permissive acts and releasing the latter through single window, approving amendments to the Labour Code.     All these actions have ensured a constant economic growth in the last three years of 4 per cent in 2016, 4.5 per cent in 2017 and 5 per cent in the second quarter of 2018. This fact allowed the cabinet carrying out more social projects, including to reform two important systems: the wage payment system and the retirement one.    Leonid Cerescu appreciated the government’s openness for settling the problems of business people and the efforts for creating the best conditions for the work of the economic agents. At the same time, Cerescu named a string of problems which are still to be solved.       The sides also set priorities for the future to strengthen the dialogue between the government and the National Employers’ Confederation. Prime minister Pavel Filip stressed that the cabinet would further support the development of the business environment through the promotion of policies due to ensure predictability and clear-cut rules for the work of economic agents.  
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The activity of the Fujikura factories opened in Moldova, as well as the investment plans of the Japanese company in Moldova, were discussed today at the meeting between Prime Minister, Pavel Filip, and chairman Fujikura Automotive Europe, Santiago Rodriguez. Pavel Filip mentioned that the presence of such an important investor also motivates other companies to come to Moldova.   "Thank you for your trust in Moldova and investments you have made in our country. We want to be as attractive to investors which start business and create jobs. Thus, we can ensure a better life for our citizens," said Pavel Filip. The chief of Executive stressed that the authorities have remained focused on creating an attractive business environment, "And still we shall be very close to investors, so that we can intervene whenever problems and come up with answers when there occur questions".   The president of Fujikura Automotive Europe, at his part, remarked that Moldova offers many facilities for business development and company intends to move its productions from other countries to Moldova. In this context, it was also discussed the need to improve the infrastructure in the Comrat ZEL Valkanes sub-area, where Fujikura builds a new factory with about 700 jobs and plans to expand the number of employees by another 300 ones.   At present, the company has a factory in Chisinau, where 1,200 persons work and one in Comrat – with 1,000 employees.
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The preparation process for the elaboration of the National Plan for water supply and sewarage in Moldova has been evaluated today during a meeting chaired by Prime Minister, Pavel Filip, with participation of the officials in the field.   The prime minister said that this issue has been most often reported by citizens during visits to the territory. "We must admit that it is inadmissible that in the 21st century, Moldova – a country located in the centre of Europe, not to be connected to water and sewerage systems," said Pavel Filip, adding that it is necessary to assess the situation at the level of Moldova.     Thus, at the meeting, it was presented the roadmap which includes the steps and actions needed for elaboration of the National Plans of water supply and sewerage of the localities in Moldova. In the first stage, it will be assessed the availability of water from surface and underground sources in relation to Moldova's needs, enumerated existing infrastructure, and examined the existing regulatory framework. Also, there were discussed issues related to the support needed for the elaboration of this national plan.   Until the elaboration of the documents concerned, in 2019, there will be continued construction of the main streets Soroca – Balti – Sangerei – Telenesti, Chisinau – Straseni – Calarasi and Cahul – Vulcanesti – Alexandru Ioan Cuza, identified projects for connection of localities to mainstream aqueducts.
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• Authorities change the rules during the game. The Moldovan Parliament voted in the first reading for amendments to the Electoral Vote, according to which campaigning is now allowed on the eve of the elections and on election day itself, with the exception of the polling stations. In addition, the authorities are actively discussing the possibility of installing CCTV cameras at polling stations. The guests of the program “POLUS” on Accent TV channel told about it in more detail. “When we talk a...
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• Democrats have launched today a referendum initiative, which they rejected earlier when it was suggested by President Igor Dodon. Commenting on this intention, the Head of State noted that the PDM nevertheless decided to be inspired by political messages from the left flank, even with such a delay. Igor Dodon recalled that among the topics for the consultative referendum proposed by the President of the Republic of Moldova on September 24, 2017 were: 1. Reducing the number of deputies from 101...
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