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The Republic of Moldova needs high quality education in order to become part of the European Union as soon as possible. Thus, Romania continues to help our country in the educational process. During a joint press conference of the rectors of the State University of Moldova and the University of Bucharest, joint projects for 2023-2024 were presented, including the development of partnerships, the offer of international scholarships and the exchange of experience between the two institutions.
Pasha Parfeni, the representative of the Republic of Moldova at Eurovision Song Contest 2023, has started the tour to promote the song "Sun and Moon". Today and tomorrow, the performer is giving a concert in Barcelona (Spain).
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On the night of Saturday 25 March to Sunday 26 March, we will switch to summer time. The clocks will be moved forward one hour so that 3:00 will become 4:00. Because of the time change, Sunday will be the shortest day in 2023, at just 23 hours.
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"Șor" Party deputy Marina Tauber came out today in a press conference and declared that the Chisinau authorities would prepare a military provocation in the Transnistrian region. According to the parliamentarian, this alleged action would take place on the second day of Easter, April 17, and would involve the participation of at least 10 thousand Romanian citizens. In response, government representatives say that the information released in the public space by Tauber is nothing but a falsehood and part of a discourse to promote fear and disunity in society.
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The authorities in Chisinau are doing everything they can to make Moldova attractive to investors - to create jobs, stimulate the economy and bring more prosperity to citizens. The message was delivered in Bucharest by Parliament Speaker Igor Grosu at a meeting with American and Romanian investors. The official invited investors to visit Moldova and establish new economic relations.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration appreciates the decisions of the European Council reaffirming the European Union's continued support for the Republic of Moldova in the accession process.
Digitization and modernization of educational institutions in the country, as well as increasing the quality of studies are two of the priorities in the field of education, announced today by the Minister of Education, Anatolie Topala. In total, the Ministry of Education and Research aims to achieve five objectives that will contribute directly to economic growth by training highly qualified specialists in the coming years. Priorities include increasing access to quality education, especially for children and young people from vulnerable groups or those with disabilities.
Important day for the European future of the Republic of Moldova. Meeting in Brussels, the European Union - Republic of Moldova Parliamentary Association Committee adopted a Declaration, calling for accession negotiations to begin as soon as possible. According to a press release, this should happen after the nine recommendations made to Chisinau by the European Commission are fulfilled by the end of this year.
"The reactivation of the Bessarabian Metropolitanate after 30 years: premises, developments, truth" is the title of the scientific symposium organised today by the Bessarabian Metropolitanate, the Academy of Sciences of Moldova, the Institute of Political Sciences and International Relations of the Romanian Academy, other institutions from the Republic of Moldova and Romania.
President Klaus Iohannis said on Thursday that through Romania's involvement the Republic of Moldova would receive additional help from the European Union, pointing out that it was "unacceptable for this country to fall prey to disinformation, hybrid attacks and verbal threats from Russia," Agerpres reports.
The settlement of the Transnistrian conflict will be achieved only by peaceful means, and this is already happening, says Prime Minister Dorin Recean. The Prime Minister told a press conference held with his Romanian counterpart Nicolae Ciucă that Moldova would continue to ensure peace and security in the region and that the country's European course would not be an obstacle to the settlement of the Transnistrian conflict.
Moldovagaz attempted to resume gas supplies to the right bank of the Dniester, but they were immediately interrupted, Prime Minister Dorin Recean said. The chief executive gave assurances that Moldova no longer consumed gas from the Russian concern. Moldovagaz tried to resume gas deliveries from Gazprom to the right bank of the Dniester, but they were immediately interrupted, Prime Minister Dorin Recean said. The chief executive gave assurances that Moldova no longer consumes gas from the Russian concern. In counter-expression, the chief executive said that Moldova has Romania's full support in establishing a long-term contractual relationship for the quantities of gas needed in Chisinau.
From education, infrastructure, security, but also on the road to EU accession, Romania has shown that it shows its support for the Republic of Moldova and its citizens. The statements were made by Moldovan Prime Minister Dorin Recean after a meeting with his Romanian counterpart Nicolae Ciucă. For his part, the Bucharest official noted that Romania would continue to support the development of human capital in the Republic of Moldova.
The organisers of Eurovision Song Contest 2023 have established the order of the contestants' performances. Thus, the representative of the Republic of Moldova, Pasha Parfeni, will take the stage 10th with the song "Sun and Moon", followed by five other participants.
Moldovan MPs will meet their Romanian counterparts several times this week, demonstrating the close cooperation between the two legislative institutions. This was stated today by Veronica Rosca, Vice-Chair of the Legal, Appointments and Immunities Committee of the Moldovan Parliament, at a joint press conference with Laura Vicol, Chair of the Legal, Discipline and Immunities Committee of the Romanian Chamber of Deputies.
The State Chancellery's Diaspora Relations Office has launched applications for participation in the DOR Diaspora Government Programme Origins Returns. This year, the 11th edition will take place from August 8 to 17, 2023, with the participation of 100 children and young people - 80 from the diaspora and 20 from the Republic of Moldova.
The Constitutional Court has validated the mandate of a member of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, after examining today the proposal of the Central Electoral Commission (CEC). As a result, Gheorghe Cojoc, substitute candidate on the list of the political party "Party of Action and Solidarity" is the new member of Parliament.
The Republic of Moldova cannot terminate the natural gas supply contract with Gazprom at the moment, as it will be used to supply energy to the Transnistrian region in order to avoid a humanitarian crisis in that separatist region, Energy Minister Victor Parlicov told Agerpres in an interview.
The head of the government in Bucharest, Nicolae Ionel Ciucă, is paying a visit to Chisinau today, 23 March. The Romanian Prime Minister is currently holding a meeting at the Presidency with the head of state, Maia Sandu. The meeting is taking place behind closed doors.
Priorities in the field of social-economic protection of employees were discussed at a meeting of Prime Minister Dorin Recean with members of the National Confederation of Trade Unions of Moldova (CNSM). The Chief Executive stressed that the authorities remain focused on increasing productivity, encouraging honest work and raising the level of wages in the public sector, stressing that trade unions can become a partner of the Government in this endeavour.
The Romanian Prime Minister, Nicolae Ionel Ciucă, pays an official visit to the Republic of Moldova. In the morning, the Romanian Prime Minister will be received by President Maia Sandu, after which he will meet his Moldovan counterpart, Dorin Recean, and the head of the Moldovan Parliament, Igor Grosu.
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The co-presidents of the Republic of Moldova - European Union Parliamentary Association Committee, Mihail Popșoi and Siegfried Mureșan, hold a press conference.
Massive Russian missile attacks on Odesa and Kiev regions. The bombings resulted in dead and wounded, and several houses were destroyed. Meanwhile, Japan has applied 18 sanctions packages against Russia. Japan can become one of Ukraine's key partners in its reconstruction. The countries will also expand cooperation in the field of security.
The Anticorruption Prosecutor's Office (PA) and the National Anticorruption Center (CNA) will focus their capacities on grand corruption, the powers of these two institutions being delimited. At the proposal of the Ministry of Justice, the Government approved changes in the Code of Criminal Procedure. The measure is also imposed in the context of the realization of the commitments assumed in the Action Plan for the implementation of the recommendations of the European Commission.
The visit of the Prime Minister of Romania, Nicolae Ciucă, to the Republic of Moldova reconfirms the strong support of Romania in carrying out the reforms and advancing the European path of our country, strengthening the economy as a result of the multiple projects that our country has in progress with the Romanian side, said Daniel Vodă, the spokesperson of Prime Minister Dorin Recean.
The President of the Republic of Moldova Maia Sandu visited the villages of Bardar and Nimoreni, Ialoveni district, yesterday. The head of state spoke to the people about the efforts of the authorities to preserve peace in the country, about the plans for economic development, European integration, but also about the justice reform.
Moldovan carriers will be able to travel in the member states of the European Union (EU) without being required to hold an authorization, after March 31, 2023. The government approved the ratification of the agreement with the EU, which provides for the extension of the term of this facility until June 30, 2024 .
In the Republic of Moldova, there is a decrease in the number of cases of COVID-19 and seasonal flu, the Ministry of Health announces. Thus, in the period March 13-19, 2,373 cases of COVID-19 were registered, down by 16.3% compared to the previous week, 37 cases of flu, about 23% less, and 357 – respiratory infections (SARS).
The Republic of Moldova will have an ambassador in the Kingdom of Denmark. The function will be exercised by Veaceslav Dobândă, the ambassador of the Republic of Moldova in the Netherlands. A decision to this effect was taken during the Government meeting on March 22.
The 13th meeting of the Republic of Moldova - European Union Parliamentary Association Committee (CPA RM-EU) will be held on Thursday, March 23, in Brussels. Among the topics to be discussed in the European Parliament are the European integration process of our country, the progress made and the geopolitical situation in the Republic of Moldova, as well as the consolidation of democracy and the rule of law in the Republic of Moldova, the reform of justice and the fight against corruption.
21 March 2023
Over a hundred participants, including officials from the Republic of Moldova and abroad, economic experts, representatives of the banking and educational communities gathered at the first National Financial Education Forum.
The European Commission today disbursed a second tranche of 1.5 billion euros from the financial assistance package for Ukraine, the total value of which amounts to 18 billion euros, through which the European Union aims to help Kyiv cover its immediate financing needs in 2023.
The European Union is currently preparing a civilian mission for the Republic of Moldova with the aim of supporting this country in dealing with hybrid threats, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, said on Tuesday. In a keynote speech at the Schuman Forum for Defense and Security, Borrell spoke about the importance of partnerships in the strategic motto for security and defense of the European Union, giving the example of military operations and missions, but also the EU's civilian missions.
The situation in the Republic of Moldova could be discussed at the next meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council. This proposal was made by the head of diplomacy from Bucharest, Bogdan Aurescu, at the meeting of foreign affairs ministers from EU member states - the Foreign Affairs Council, held yesterday in Brussels. Bogdan Aurescu emphasized the need to increase the assistance of the European Union for strengthening the resilience and security of the Republic of Moldova and the general support for the advancement of the accession process. The Romanian foreign minister also referred to the importance of the rapid establishment of the civilian mission of the European Union in the Republic of Moldova.
U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday signed a bill that requires Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines to declassify information related to the origins of COVID-19, the White House said, Reuters reports.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping continue talks in Moscow today, economic cooperation being the focus of attention on the second day of the Beijing leader's visit to Russia, reports Agerpres.
20 March 2023
Former president Igor Dodon's lawyers will no longer pay court fines. Another court panel from the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) annulled the court's decisions by which these sanctions were applied to them. This was announced today by the Anticorruption Prosecutor's Office.
The president of the Republic of Moldova Maia Sandu gives a briefing after the meeting of the Supreme Security Council.
More than 8,500 cases of viruses, flu and COVID-19 were registered in schools and kindergartens in the country during the past week, according to the data presented today by the Ministry of Education and Research, which states that the figures are decreasing compared to the period 6-13 March, when more than 9,000 infections were reported.
The Republic of Moldova started to gradually join the sanctions imposed by the European Union on the Russian Federation for aggression against Ukraine and will sanction more Russian citizens "in a few weeks", announced the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nicu Popescu, in an interview with Radio Free Europe.
The Parliament Speaker of the Republic of Latvia Edvards Smiltēns will be on an official visit to the Republic of Moldova from March 21 to 23, reads a press release from the Legislative. The Latvian official will have meetings with the country's leadership - the president of the Republic of Moldova, Maia Sandu, the Parliament Speaker Igor Grosu, the Prime Minister Dorin Recean and other officials.
The Buiucani Police Inspectorate was alerted last night, around 18:40, that an explosive was placed on Liviu Deleanu Str. in Chisinau. The call was made by a drunk man.
The members of the Supreme Security Council are meeting today, starting at 1 p.m. to discuss the emergency situation in the judiciary. The decision was taken by the president of the country, Maia Sandu, after the General Assembly of Judges postponed the appointment of the members of the Superior Council of Magistracy (CSM).
Poland is strengthening its border with the Russian Federation: the Poles have installed a barbed wire fence and anti-tank barriers on the border with the Kaliningrad region. The fence is two and a half meters high and three meters wide. This action was taken following Russia's attacks in Ukraine.
19 March 2023
Attempts to destabilize the situation in the Republic of Moldova is again in the attention of the European Union. The evolution of the events in Chisinau will be put on the agenda of the Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Brussels on Monday, at the initiative of the head of diplomacy from Bucharest, Bogdan Aurescu.
The 9th Symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven will sound at the vocal-symphonic concert dedicated to the day of the Union of Bessarabia with Romania. The event will take place on Thursday, March 23, at the Palace of the Republic in Chisinau. For the first time, two valuable symphony orchestras from the Republic of Moldova and from Romania will perform a monumental work by Beethoven.
A private low-cost airline from the Republic of Moldova announced that it is canceling flights for Monday, March 20, due to technical problems. Thus, the flights Chisinau - Dublin - Chisinau; Chisinau - Tel Aviv - Chisinau and Chisinau - Verona – Chisinau were cancelled.
Kosovo and Serbia reached an agreement late Saturday on implementing an EU-backed deal to normalize relations, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said, POLITICO reports.
North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile on Sunday, Seoul's military said, the fourth show of force in a week as South Korea and the United States stage major military drills, AFP reports.
At least 16 people died after a magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck southern Ecuador on Saturday afternoon, according to government officials, CNN reports.
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