In a recent interview for ZdG, Head of the EU Delegation to the Republic of Moldova, Peter Michalko, spoke on several critical topics for Moldova nowadays, including the upcoming elections, the Transnistrian conflict, effects of the pandemic crisis and a functioning Moldovan judiciary as a crucial precondition for joining the EU. Peter Michalko stated in […] The post Peter Michalko: “It is very important to have free, fair, transparent and credible elections.” appeared first on
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From September 30 to October 13, there was an increase in cases of administrative resources misuse (18), violation of public health rules (6), hate speech and incitement to discrimination (62), cases when the images of foreign officials and state institutions/symbols were used (7), as well as at least two cases where religious figures were involved […] The post Presidential elections: a new Promo-LEX OM report and even more dirty tricks appeared first on
17 October 2020
The Second Compliance Report adopted by the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) – a body of the Council of Europe that monitors states’ compliance with the organisation’s anti-corruption standards – has been recently published. The report presents the assessments of the measures taken by the authorities of the Republic of Moldova in order to […] The post GRECO report// 4 out 18 recommended measures for corruption prevention among MEPs, judges and prosecutors have been implemented appeared first on
15 October 2020
Organising free entry events despite the imminent danger of infection, where people can easily ignore any restrictions and not even be noticed – that was one of typical mistakes authorities of different countries made at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Later on, it turned out to cost people’s lives and important economic and social […] The post Celebrating “no matter what” – Chisinau anniversary amid the coronavirus pandemic appeared first on
13 October 2020
The real estate and other properties belonging to Vladimir Plahotniuc located in Romania, France and Switzerland, which are estimated at over 160 million lei, are about to be seized by the authorities of the respective countries, as the Office of the Prosecutor General (OPG) of the Republic of Moldova announced today. “Following the information presented […] The post The Office of the Prosecutor General requested the seizure of Vladimir Plahotniuc’s property from abroad appeared first on
11 October 2020
At the end of August, the current president of the Republic of Moldova and the candidate in the presidential elections, Igor Dodon, announced his visit to the Athonite monasteries to “pray for people, for a Moldova that lives in peace and unity,” as he stated on social media, despite all the restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic. Still, […] The post The last time Igor Dodon met Vladimir Plahotniuc or the ghosts of the past that show up before elections appeared first on
8 October 2020
The policeman Andrei Amarfi, being the employee of the Floresti District Police Office, was abducted this morning. There are serious suspicions that the kidnappers were the so-called Special Forces from the Transnistrian region. According to an explanation note published by the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of the Republic of Moldova, the management of the […] The post A Moldovan policeman was kidnapped by Special Forces from Transnistria appeared first on
6 October 2020
Given that the pandemic situation is worsening in the Republic of Moldova and that authorities are mostly unable to manage it, international help in the form of donations is more than welcomed nowadays. On October 2, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with the office in Moldova announced that the Estonian Government donated essential equipment worth […] The post COVID-19 update: Donations of essential medical equipment and supplies while there are no beds in hospitals appeared first on
3 October 2020
On November 1, Transnistrian residents will be able to leave the region in order to vote in the presidential elections of the Republic of Moldova. The decision was taken by the Transnistrian Commission for the Management of the COVID-19 Pandemic. “The decision was made at citizens’ request. The Transnistrian side held consultations with the Moldovan […] The post Transnistrian residents will vote in Moldova’s presidential elections appeared first on
1 October 2020
The National Extraordinary Public Health Commission (NEPHC) adopted Decision no. 33 of September 28, which includes measures’ update when it comes to entering the Republic of Moldova by foreign citizens. According to the newly established rules, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Social Protection (MHLSP) issued a list of countries at high or low risk […] The post New legal provisions – categories of foreign citizens who are allowed to enter the country appeared first on
28 September 2020
A new academic year was started at the beginning of this month. It wasn’t a usual start though. The Ministry of Education, Culture and Research of the Republic of Moldova (MECR) established clear rules regarding the educational process: corridors marked with signs, disinfectants placed in each classroom, and desks arranged to keep the distance between the […]
25 September 2020
Between September 25-27, Race for the Cure is organised all over Europe – the biggest sporting event for women’s health on the continent. Thousands of people gather in a symbolic race, wearing pink to help breast cancer organisations and hospitals to collect funds and raise awareness. The race brings together survivors, family and friends. Survivors […] The post joined Race for the Cure to support breast cancer patients appeared first on
24 September 2020
Chisinau has recently become part of the the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC), according to an announcement made by the City Hall representatives yesterday. “These cities are outstanding examples of how lifelong learning can become a reality at local level. They have proven that effective lifelong learning policies and practices can support the […] The post Chisinau was included in the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities appeared first on
22 September 2020
On September 22, 3 Members of the European Parliament, namely Siegfried Muresan, Head of EU-Moldova Parliamentary Association Committee, together with Andrius Kubilius, Chair of the European Parliament’s Delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly, and Euronest Vice-Chair Andrzej Halicki made a statement, following recent actions of the socialist government that “undermine the integrity of the electoral […]
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