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The Moldovan leu in August appreciated by 1.6% in real values against the U.S. dollar to 17.7357 USD/MDL, from 18.0233 USD/MDL in July, IPN reports, with reference to the National Bank of Moldova.The degree of covering the net demand for currency from business entities by the net supply of currency from private individuals in August was 79.8%, as opposed to 97.9% in July, IPN repo
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In his first address to the United Nations, the President of the United States Joe Biden promised to cooperate with the allies “in a decisive decade for our world”. The President mentioned also Moldova in his speech, when he spoke about the power of democracy. Later, President Maia Sandu came with thanks, saying our accomplishments are seen even in New York, IPN reports.Joe
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Petrocub became the National Division leader after beating Sfîntul Gheorghe 1-0. The only goal was scored in the 52nd minute by Mihai Platica, who is now the top scorer with seven goals, IPN reports.“It was an interesting match. It’s a pity that not many goals were scored,” said the coach of Petrocub Lilian Popescu.“We didn’t deserve to lose today. A mis
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The ministers of foreign affairs of the Republic of Moldova and Portugal agreed to organize an exchange of experience in formulating public policies on the diaspora, with emphasis on digitization and modern consular services. The discussions were held in the U.S. where the delegations of the two states are taking part in the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly, IPN repor
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President Maia Sandu had a number of bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the regular session of the UN General Assembly. The first meeting was held with the President of the Swiss Confederation Guy Parmelin with whom she discussed how to advance bilateral cooperation in areas of common interest, IPN reports.According to the Moldovan presidential press service, the officials agreed t
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Doctors warn that the intensive care units became full now that the number of COVID-19 cases increased drastically. According to them, the serious forms of infection are no longer typical of older persons and the young people and children are also susceptible to the new Delta variant. Epidemiologists say that if the number of cases remains high, while the vaccination rate is reduced, a p
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The Government should take part in the negotiation of a new contract for the supply of Russian gas and should try and obtain a reduction for the Republic of Moldova, said ex-deputy Speaker of Parliament Alexandru Slusari. He leveled criticism at the authorities’ decision to make the negotiations with Gazprom the full responsibility of MoldovaGaz. The former director of the National
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The draft regulations concerning the provision of financial assistance to particular categories of citizens of Chisinau municipality for paying for energy resources and public utilities were proposed again for public debates, during September 14 – October 4. Recommendations can be sent to 33 Mihai Eminescu St, office 6, the General Public Amenities Division, or to the email address
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The General Assembly of Judges that was set for October 1 was transferred to December 3. A decision to this effect was taken by the Supreme Council of Magistracy in its September 21 meeting, IPN reports.The issue was included in the agenda at the suggestion of the SCM acting president Dorel Musteață, who argued that legislative amendments concerning the holding of the General As
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The Republic of Moldova during the last ten years ranked below the average level in terms of advancing of the rule of law. In 2011, the country undertook to do a set of reforms so as to ensure the observance of the basic human rights and the democratic principles. Beyond the made progress, the democracy index shows a situation similar to the advancing of the rule of law, the Repub
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The candidate for the post of president of the National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOS) Ivan Gheorgiu accuses the current president of the Committee Nicolae Juravschi of intimidation and violation of the law. “An attempt to exert pressure on people who are not loyal to Mister Juravschi will be made tomorrow. Some of the members who do not agree with what is going on in the Comm
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Since the COVID-19 vaccination campaign was started, 1.363 million vaccine doses have been administered in Moldova. The national coverage with a dose is 23%, while with two doses is 22%. About 90% of the health workers got vaccinated with a dose, while 88% with two doses. According to the Ministry of Health, morbidity among medical personnel decreased by 85%, IPN reports.The highest ra
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By organizing elections on the territory that is not controlled by the authorities of the Republic of Moldova, which expressed their disagreement, the Russians would like to say that Transnistria is a part of Russia, a kind of Kaliningrad that is not officially declared, but is treated as such, Vladimir Socor, a senior fellow of Jamestown Foundation, stated in an interview for RFE
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The Ministry of Finance, the municipality of Cahul and the Development Bank of Germany (KfW) signed an additional agreement for implementing the grant and project “EU for Moldova: Clean Water for Cahul” to the value of €2.77 million, IPN reports.In a press release, the Ministry of Finance said the agreement is designed to co-finance the Water Supply and Sewerage
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Civil society is a condition needed in a democracy wherever in the world. The Moldova – EU Association Agreement explicitly provides that civil society needs to be strengthened. The Eastern Partnership that includes the Republic of Moldova also has civil society development mechanisms. The state assumed international commitments to respect and develop civil society. The SCOs come t
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Experts say the Russian Federation’s decision to establish polling stations for the elections to the State Duma in the districts situated on the left side of the Nistru is defiance of the sovereignty and independence of the Republic of Moldova. The representatives of the government consider the official Chisinau’s reaction to Moscow’s actions should not be revol
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Oleg Caminschi, founder and ex-president of the building company “Сovconsgrup”, called on the newcomers to the judicial system to examine the “swindlers from the prosecutions service and judges who fabricate cases and lie”.In a news conference at IPN, Oleg Caminschi said that in the spring of 2010, a person from the Chisinau City Hall approached him and told him
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Oleg Caminschi, founder and ex-president of the building company “Сovconsgrup”, said that he was convicted and was illegally dispossessed of his property to the value of 140 million lei. “The swindlers from the prosecution service and judges continue to destroy our businesses and life,” he stated in a news conference at IPN.Oleg Caminschi, who is a building engi
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The local councilors and public associations will be able to challenge administrative normative documents in court, as a bill that was proposed for public consultations in the Parliament’s legal commission for appointments and immunities provides. PAS MP Vasile Grădinaru, bill author, said the local councilors and public associations now cannot dispute these documents in court and
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The introduction of restrictive measures is necessary for avoiding a lockdown in the Republic of Moldova, said Minister of Economy Sergiu Gaibu. He noted a final decision as to the obligation to present a COVID-19 vaccine certificate or a negative test result for the visitors of entities of the hospitality industry hasn’t been yet taken, but this will depend on the pandemic
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The government’s initiative to make the institutions that are under parliamentary control more accountable is not approved of by the former president of the Constitutional Court Alexandru Tănase. According to him, the Ministry of Justice’s proposal allows for political interference in the activity of regulatory institutions. Something like this can be penalized by the
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Op-Ed     To be a relevant external partner in the pursuit of sustainable democratic reforms, the EU needs a more objective understanding of local political realities, beyond the generally altered version of events that national governments are trying to project abroad...   Dionis Cenuşa,
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On September 21, Orthodox Christians followingthe old, Julian Calendar celebtate the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God (or the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary), which is the first of twelve major church feasts the new ecclesiastical year begins with, as the Beheading of John the Baptist celebrated on September 11 marks the end of the church year.On this day the Bless
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The political instability of the past few years, in combination with corruption and the shortage of human and financial resources, negatively affected the implementation of reforms to build the rule of law and the justice sector reform, shows a study carried out by the Public Association “INVENTO” that was presented in a news conference at IPN.  “In almost ten ye
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The Party “Dignity and Truth Platform” asks the parliamentary majority to give a second reading to the bill to cap the exaggerated salaries. The draft law reviews the salaries at state institutions and agencies where the pays reach 180,000 lei a month, IPN reports.“We made request for information to find out the size of salaries of particular managers. We established
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The law by which the period during which the property and personal interests can be verified was reduced from three years to a year was declared unconstitutional. A decision to this effect was taken by the Constitutional Court following an application filed by ex-PAS MP Sergiu Litvinenco, currently Minister of Justice, IPN reports.The law that was declared unconstitutional provided tha
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The application of the new method of setting fuel prices created the incorrect perception that the new law generated a rise in oil prices. The analysis of Platts quotations for gasoline and diesel fuel shows that the highest fuel prices in the last five years on the international market were recorded in September 2021, said representatives of the National Agency for Energy Regulation. Ac
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The Republic of Moldova during the last ten years ranked below the average level in terms of advancing of the rule of law. In 2011, the country undertook to do a set of reforms so as to ensure the observance of the basic human rights and the democratic principles. Beyond the made progress, the democracy index shows a situation similar to the advancing of the rule of law, the Republic of
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The General Assembly of Judges that was set for October 1 was transferred to December 3. A decision to this effect was taken by the Supreme Council of Magistracy in its September 21 meeting, IPN reports.The issue was included in the agenda at the suggestion of the SCM acting president Dorel Musteață, who argued that legislative amendments concerning the holding of the General Assembly
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Experts say the Russian Federation’s decision to establish polling stations for the elections to the State Duma in the districts situated on the left side of the Nistru is defiance of the sovereignty and independence of the Republic of Moldova. The representatives of the government consider the official Chisinau’s reaction to Moscow’s actions should not be revolutionar
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On September 21, Orthodox Christians following the old, Julian Calendar celebrate the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God (or the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary), which is the first of twelve major church feasts the new ecclesiastical year begins with, as the Beheading of John the Baptist celebrated on September 11 marks the end of the church year.On this day the Blesse
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The government’s initiative to make the institutions that are under parliamentary control more accountable is not approved of by the former president of the Constitutional Court Alexandru Tănase. According to him, the Ministry of Justice’s proposal allows for political interference in the activity of regulatory institutions. Something like this can be penalized by the interna
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The introduction of restrictive measures is necessary for avoiding a lockdown in the Republic of Moldova, said Minister of Economy Sergiu Gaibu. He noted a final decision as to the obligation to present a COVID-19 vaccine certificate or a negative test result for the visitors of entities of the hospitality industry hasn’t been yet taken, but this will depend on the pandemic develop
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Op-Ed     To be a relevant external partner in the pursuit of sustainable democratic reforms, the EU needs a more objective understanding of local political realities, beyond the generally altered version of events that national governments are trying to project abroad...   Dionis Cenuşa, Senior
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Twenty free heating and hot water certificates for December 2020 will be distributed at this year’s edition of the draw “Termoelectrica Awards Heat”. The prize money this year is twice higher in value than last year. “On Chisinau City’s Day, Termoelectrica comes with new surprises and generous prizes for the inhabitants of the capital city who are con
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Zimbru and Sheriff drew 1-1 the last match of the tenth stage of the National Division, IPN reports.The team from Tiraspol came after the sensational start at the UEFA Champions League and left a number of players to rest. Zimbru made an appropriate reply, but the score was opened by Sheriff through Macedonian player Nikolov. After the break, Zimbru profited from a mistake made
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The Prosecutor General’s Office (PGO) suggests that drunk driving without serious consequences for the life and health of a person should be moved from the category of criminal offences to the category of contraventions, but the punishment for this should be harsher. Also, the institution proposes banning the unjustified stopping of the vehicle by patrol agents. The suggesti
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Prosecutor General Alexandr Stoianoglo said he does not know where Veaceslav Platon is now. Answering journalists’ questions in a news conference, the official noted Platon is wanted in the case that is pending in court, but a Red Notice should be issued against him through the agency of the Ministry of Justice, IPN reports.As to the case of hooliganism started against the
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In 16 constituencies, the deputies of the People’s Assembly of Gagauzia were elected in the September 19 elections. A runoff vote will be held in another 19 constituencies on October 3. In 13 constituencies, none of the candidates gained at least half of the vote, while in six constituencies the elections weren’t declared valid owing to the low voter turnout, IPN repor
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We cannot yet speak about backsliding, but the subject of the debate (political interference in governance) is of crucial importance for the quality of representative democracy, primarily in a small state that should orient itself to the norms and standards existing in the European Union, researcher Igor Munteanu, university lecturer and ex-ambassador to the U.S., stated in IPN’s p
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Former Socialist MP Nicolae Pascaru said they expect the Government will ensure a more extensive dialogue with society and the opposition and warned the ruling party that the attempt to bring all the power under its control is an incorrect approach.“We can understand our political opoonents as the reform, the struggle to change this system is very hard. The system sabotages,&rdqu
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The political class, civil society organizations and opinion leaders have contradictory opinions about some of the actions of the current government, especially those that refer to regulatory and inspection institutions. The created situation, the reasons and solutions to it were discussed by the invitees of IPN’s public debate “Government’s actions in relation to regul
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The National Museum of Arts is the only museum in the Republic of Moldova that has a fully modernized building outfitted with the most modern technology and conservation and security equipment. On September 22, the Museum inaugurates the last block of the building named ”Dadiani”. This is 1,400 square meters in area. In this part of the Museum, there will be mounted ne
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Moldovan canoeist Oleg Tarnovschi has won a bronze medal at the World Canoe Sprint Championships in Denmark, IPN reports.He covered the distance of 500 meters in 1:48.50, being surpassed by Germany’s Conrad Scheibner (1:46.55) and the Czech Republic’s Martin Fuksa (1:47.58). Scheibner also won the 1,000 m race where Oleg’s brother Sergei Tarnovschi finished six
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In six constituencies, the elections to choose deputies for the People’s Assembly of Gagauzia were classed as null because the voter turnout there was low, IPN reports, quoting the local news portal nokta.md.In Constituency No. 27 in Congaz, the voter turnout was 23.8%, in Constituency No.3 in Comrat – 25.3%, in Constituency No.2 in Comrat – 31.1%, in Constitue
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“The opinion of civil society should be listened to and asked even when this is critical, either it refers to the government or the opposition, especially when this criticism is different from the official one or from the criticism leveled at state institutions,” Ion Manole, executive director of Promo-LEX Association, stated in IPN’s public debate “Government&rsq
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The seventh International Biennial of Painting Chisinau will take place as part of the European Heritage Days. The exhibition will consist of 192 works made by 186 artists from 35 countries. It will be mounted at the National Museum of Arts of Moldova and will be inaugurated on September 22, starting at 5pm. For the first time, the 2021 edition will include works by laureates of the prev
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