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The pen used by the president of the Republic of Moldova, Maia Sandu, to sign the official application for the country's accession to the European Union, was sold at a charity auction for the sum of 6,000 euros. It happened during an event hosted by the non-governmental organization "Child, Community, Family". The name of the owner of the historic pen was not revealed.
The "Chance" party has announced its candidate for the position of general mayor of the Chisinau municipality. It is Cristina Vulpe. This was announced during an event attended by representatives of the former outlawed "Sor" party.
Another party has announced its candidate for the position of mayor of Chisinau. It is about Ștefan Gligor, the president of the Change Party.
Human rights lawyers working with Ukraine’s public prosecutor are preparing a war crimes dossier to submit to the international criminal court (ICC) accusing Russia of deliberately causing starvation during the 18-month-long conflict, The Guardian reports.
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From under 500 new cases reported per week two months ago, Romania exceeded 11,000 new cases of Covid reported last week. A 26-fold increase. In USA, the health authorities announced that they will resume the distribution of free Covid tests, in order not to get out of control of the infections, reports Digi24.
A second shipment of Ukrainian wheat reached Turkey via the Black Sea on Sunday, according to maritime traffic monitoring sites, AFP reports.
Moldelectrica employees will be able to intervene more quickly in case of accidents at high-voltage power lines, and this will increase the efficiency and safety of electricity transmission services. Through the USAID mission, the United States Government donated ten drones. The event took place in the village of Corbu in the Dondușeni district, where, for four days, the 13 employees were trained by American experts.
More than 100 volunteer firefighters from the Republic of Moldova, Romania and Austria demonstrated their skills and exchanged experience during a festival that took place in the village of Capaclia, Cantemir district. The rescuers say that although it is extremely hard and dangerous work, they are ready to save people in risk situations.
23 September 2023
The political commentator, Roman Mihăeș, is the candidate of the National Liberal Party (PNL) from Moldova for the position of mayor of Chisinau. A decision in this sense was taken today, during the Municipal Organization Conference of the formation.
A landslide in western Sweden caused a huge sinkhole on a major highway to Norway early Saturday, and three people were injured when their cars and a bus skidded off the road, police said, AP reports.
A fire and subsequent explosions at a golf ball factory in southern Taiwan killed at least five people and injured more than 100 others, and five people are still missing, AP reports.
Annually, approximately 1.8 billion dollars reach the Republic of Moldova through illicit trade schemes, according to an analysis carried out by the economist Veaceslav Ioniță. He also claims that over $500 million is leaving the country through overpriced purchases. In order to develop a sustainable, efficient and transparent system, the relevant authorities have developed a national public procurement program for 2023-2026.
Russia sees surging oil and gas revenues helping to replenish its National Wellbeing Fund in the next three years, even as it plans massive hikes in defense spending for its war in Ukraine and wrestles with a price cap on crude sales imposed by Kyiv’s allies, Bloomberg reports.
The Minister of Defense of the Armed Forces of France, Sébastien Lecornu, is making an official visit to the Republic of Moldova at the invitation of the Minister of Defense, Anatolie Nosatîi. The officials will meet at the headquarters of the defense institution on Monday, September 25, where they will make press statements, the institution informs in a statement.
Following Ukraine's attack on the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol, at least 9 people were killed and 16 wounded, including Russian generals, said the head of Ukraine's Main Intelligence Directorate Kriilo Budanov. However, he did not specify whether Western-made missiles were used to attack.
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Former Moldovan lawmaker Arina Spătaru, who is now the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova (ALDE), has claimed that she was an undercover agent in an operation by the Security and Intelligence Service (SIS) to expose Ilan Șor, a fugitive businessman and politician.
The European Union has called for the suspension of Russia from the United Nations Security Council, where it has veto power.
Non-governmental media organisations have condemned the perpetuation of abusive and illegal practices by Tiraspol against journalists, and called on the constitutional authorities of the Republic of Moldova to ensure the rights and freedoms of their citizens guaranteed by law.
In a recent development, the newly appointed member of the Consiliul Superior al Magistraturii (CSM), Iulian Muntean, who failed to inform the Pre-Vetting Commission of an ongoing criminal investigation, has hinted at the possibility of resigning.
Moldovan President Maia Sandu met with Moldovan citizens living in New York on September 21, as part of her participation in the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky made a surprise visit to Canada on Friday, meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other officials.
Moldovan President Maia Sandu met with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the 78th United Nations General Assembly. The two leaders discussed Moldova's progress on reforms, the challenges it faces, and the impact of the war in Ukraine.
Moldovan President Maia Sandu met with US President Joe Biden on the sidelines of the 78th United Nations General Assembly. The two leaders discussed the importance of strengthening bilateral ties and cooperation on a range of issues, including democracy, good governance, and economic development.
21 September 2023
The funding will be provided through an entrepreneur support program. Beneficiaries will be selected through a competition. Company representatives say that dual education helps them find new workers.
The Republic of Moldova will be supplied with natural gas this winter, and the tariff for end consumers could be lower. However, the situation will depend on several factors, including the price of gas and the results of an audit of Moldovagaz's historical debt to Gazprom.
Google has announced that it will donate $1 million to Moldova to help the country improve its cybersecurity and promote digital literacy. The announcement was made by Moldovan President Maia Sandu, who is currently in New York City for the United Nations General Assembly.
The General Prosecutor's Office of Moldova has filed five requests with Parliament to lift the parliamentary immunity of two MPs, Irina Lozovan and Alexandr Nesterovschi.
Moldovan President Maia Sandu met with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and USAID Administrator Samantha Power on Wednesday to discuss Moldova's democratic reforms.
20 September 2023
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is transferring 76.8 million dollars to the Government of the Republic of Moldova for the reimbursement of record electricity costs in the 2022-2023 cold season, reads a press release from the institution.
Two more candidates submitted their applications for the position of mayor of Chisinau. It is about Mihail Poleanschi from the "Civic Congress" party and Victor Chironda, the candidate of the Dignity and Truth Platform.
The Republic of Moldova procured a batch of 200 thousand doses of seasonal flu vaccine from the Netherlands, for which it paid 20.5 million lei from the funds of the National Medical Insurance Company. The vaccine has been stored in the ANSP warehouse and will be distributed to hospitals in the country.
Latvia’s government decided on Tuesday to close one of its two border crossing points with Belarus as the prime minister accused Minsk of again using illegal migrants as a “hybrid threat” to undermine the Baltic state’s security, Reuters reports.
The composition of the Executive Committee of the Gagauz autonomy was approved today by the local officials after the ninth attempt. The cabinet of Bašhcan of UTA Evghenia Guțul was supported by 20 deputies of the People's Assembly, seven voted against, four others abstained from voting.
Ethnic Armenians in Azerbaijan's breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh agreed to a Russian proposal for a ceasefire on Wednesday, 24 hours after Azerbaijan began an offensive to take control of the enclave that killed dozens and injured hundreds, Reuters reports.
Azerbaijan's operation in Nagorno-Karabakh will end if Armenian separatists "lay down their arms", President Ilham Aliyev said in a phone call with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, according to a presidency statement Wednesday, AFP reports.
The support needs for the Republic of Moldova, in the context of the crises caused by Russia's war in Ukraine, will be analyzed during the 4th meeting of the Support Platform for the Republic of Moldova, Prime Minister Dorin Recean announced in a briefing. The event will take place on October 17 and will bring together representatives of over 30 countries and international organizations.
The members of the Government will examine in today's meeting the proposal regarding the extension of the state of emergency by 60 days.
The event will be marked by a festive concert that will take place on September 21, at 18:00. Also, the concert program will begin with the premiere of the monumental creation - "Dettingen Te Deum" by Georg Friedrich Händel.
Ukraine urgently needs air defenses, including ammunition, spare parts and maintenance for the systems the Ukrainian military already has, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told Reuters on Tuesday.
President Volodymyr Zelensky urged a global front against Russian aggression in a dramatic speech to the UN General Assembly. “The goal of the present war against Ukraine is to turn our lands, our people, our resources into a weapon against you, against the international rules-based order,” he said, CNN reports.
Protesters in Armenia’s capital Yerevan called on Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to resign Tuesday, hours after he denounced calls for a “coup” as Azerbaijan launched a military operation in Armenian-populated Karabakh, AFP reports.
The Constitutional Court decided a short time ago to stop the verification of the sanctions against the dissolved Shor party, introduced in the Electoral Code at the end of July. The reason - the parity of votes, two judges voted for and two others against the litigation registered by the group of Shor deputies.
The European Parliament will adopt a resolution regarding the European course of the Republic of Moldova, in a plenary session, in October. A decision in this regard was taken at the Conference of Presidents of Political Groups in the European Parliament, announced MEP Siegfried Mureșan.
The Republic of Moldova is ready to start negotiations for joining the European Union at the very beginning of next year. The statement was made by Corina Crețu, MEP from Romania, during the show "In Context" on Moldova 1 TV.
19 September 2023
Moldova wants to become the EU’s newest member, pushing to be offered a clear path to accession when Brussels unveils its latest expansion plans next month despite fears that joining could drag the bloc into a decades-old frozen conflict with Russia.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky arrived in New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly. The leader from Kiev visited the Ukrainian soldiers who are undergoing rehabilitation in the American metropolis. Zelenski, for the first time, will personally attend the UN General Assembly. The war in Ukraine is expected to be a very important issue on the agenda of the world leaders.
The Resilient Africa ship left today loaded with 3,000 tons of wheat from the port of Chornomorsk, in the Ukrainian region of Odesa, thus becoming the first civilian ship to defy the military blockade declared by Russia in the Black Sea on July 20, EFE agency reports.
The European Parliament will organize a debate and will adopt a resolution regarding the European course of the Republic of Moldova, in a plenary session, in October. The decision was taken by the Conference of Presidents of Political Groups in the European Parliament, announced the MEP Siegfried Muresan.
The challenges and opportunities regarding the harmonization of the legislation of the Republic of Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia with the European one is the subject of the International Conference of Parliamentary Legal Committees, which will take place in Berlin on September 21-22, informs the press service of the Legislative.
Candidates who want to run for the general local elections can submit their documents starting today. According to the Central Electoral Commission (CEC), we are talking about the candidates for the positions of mayors and councilors of Balti and Chisinau municipalities, as well as district councilors.
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