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“People expect logical consequences when they see cases of undeclared assets, conflicts of interest, protectionism or proof of certain acts of corruption in the press. Appropriate reaction of authorities is expected even more when the country has commitments in the field of promoting integrity and fighting corruption. The Republic of Moldova has made such commitments. […] The post Study// What is the reaction of authorities to journalistic investigations? appeared first on
6 May 2021
A delegation from the Republic of Moldova pays an official visit to Belarus these days. The delegation includes Speaker of Parliament, Zinaida Greceanii, socialist MPs Vasile Bolea and Radu Mudreac, Secretary General of Parliament, Adrian Albu, and Acting Minister of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment, Ion Perju. “The purpose of the visit is to identify […] The post Moldovan politicians in Belarus – was the visit official and purposeful? appeared first on
4 May 2021
The Ministry of Health, Labour and Social Protection (MHLSP) announced today that 39 900 jabs of Sputnik V vaccine were distributed to Moldovan vaccination centres for the administration of the first dose. The decision was taken by authorities after the arrival of the Russian vaccine second component on April 30. In total, a humanitarian aid […] The post Do more vaccines available mean more requests to be vaccinated? appeared first on
1 May 2021
Ilan Sor, former Chairman of the Board at Banca de Economii (tr. as Saving Bank of Moldova) – an institution that played an important role in the 2014 bank fraud scandal – then Mayor of Orhei and Member of Parliament, businessman and the leader of the Sor Party, which secured the pro-Russian and anti-reformist majority government in […] The post The fugitive sentenced to imprisonment, Ilan Sor, has a new “business proposal” for Moldovan authorities appeared first on
28 April 2021
A few hours ago, President Maia Sandu signed the decree of dissolving the current legislature and announced the date of snap parliamentary elections: July 11, 2021. “With this decision, we opened the way for the citizens to be able to elect a new Parliament, which will serve the interests of the country and the people. […] The post There will be snap elections. Constitutional Court cancelled the state of emergency, the president announced a ballot date appeared first on
27 April 2021
Last weekend, a Sputnik-V vaccine donation arrived in Chisinau. “It was brought by the PSRM [Party of Socialists of the Republic of Moldova] leader, Igor Dodon, with a special flight,” socialists announced on their page. The donation was made “following the agreements between Igor Dodon and Vladimir Putin,” they said. Socialists claimed that a batch […] The post Behind vaccine donations: Sputnik V in exchange for some good Moldovan wine appeared first on
24 April 2021
The legislature tradition to vote faster-than-light, absurd and illegal bills on Fridays continues. This time, the parliamentary majority government adopted a declaration on the “recognition of the Constitutional Court captivity” during yesterday’s plenary session. The statement, which in fact has no legal effect, claimed that the institution would be captured and that the judges who […] The post Decisions taken to overturn other decisions or the next level of the constitutional crisis in Moldova appeared first on
22 April 2021
President of the Constitutional Court (CC), Domnica Manole, expressed concerns regarding her personal security  and a need for personal protection provided by state authorities following threats, attacks on social media, inappropriate statements made by some politicians, pressure put on the institution, but also a bomb threat at CC. All of that mainly happened after the […] The post Why President of the Constitutional Court asked for personal protection? appeared first on
20 April 2021
President of the Republic of Moldova, Maia Sandu, paid an official visit to the Council of Europe (CoE) in Strasbourg. On this occasion, the head of state met with several high-ranking officials: Secretary-General of CoE, Marija Pejčinović Burić, President of the CoE Parliamentary Assembly (PACE), Hendrik Daems, President of the European Court of Human Rights […] The post Presidential visit to Strasbourg – meeting high-ranking officials and delivering a rousing speech at the CoE Parliamentary Assembly appeared first on
18 April 2021
The report “Illicit Financial Flows and asset recovery in the Republic of Moldova” was published recently by the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), with the support of the European Union. The report showed that the main organised criminal activities conducted in Moldova are corruption, tax evasion, illicit drug trafficking, human trafficking, […] The post Report: Moldova loses about 1 billion USD every year due to IFFs linked to criminal activity appeared first on
15 April 2021
President Maia Sandu announced that she will soon sign a decree on the dissolution of Parliament and, therefore, a date of snap parliamentary elections will be set. The statement was made after the Constitutional Court (CC) decided, today, that the current legislature of the Republic of Moldova can be dissolved. CC ascertained that the conditions […] The post Constitutional Court decided that Parliament can be dissolved. The next question: When there will be snap elections? appeared first on
13 April 2021
At the beginning of this month, Speaker of Parliament, Zinaida Greceanii, sent a letter to Secretary General of the Council of Europe (CoE), Marija Pejčinović Burić, criticising the request submitted by President Maia Sandu to the Constitutional Court (CC), asking the institution to ascertain the constitutional circumstances for the dissolution of Parliament. The Moldovan official […] The post Secretary General of CoE called on Moldova’s state institutions to avoid constitutional crisis. Politicians understood it the way they wanted. appeared first on
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