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It’s been a few weeks since six TV stations controlled by corrupt politicians, their affiliates or entities in the Russian Federation were suspended. During all this time, there have been many accusations in the public arena that the media guild and the civil media society are not showing solidarity, that they do not care about...
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The wife of socialist municipal councillor Dinari Cojocaru, an employee of IMSP Buiucani Territorial Medical Association, is the person who, according to the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (PA), “asked” another doctor to sign the document confirming the need for Igor Dodon to travel abroad for post Covid-19 rehabilitation treatment for one of the former president’s sons....
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UPDATE: Due to lack of quorum, the extraordinary meeting that was to be held today has been postponed to January 31, 2023 at 2pm. At the same time, an ordinary meeting of the CSP has been set for 2 February. Original news: On Friday 28 January, starting at 10 a.m., the members of the Superior...
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The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) received 642 applications filed against Moldova in 2022. Compared to the country’s population, this number is very high, with Moldova ranking 4th out of 46 Council of Europe member states, with Moldovans applying to the ECtHR 5 times more often than the European average. The findings are contained...
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The pre-vetting commission announced on Friday, 27 January, the decisions on three non-judge candidates on the list submitted by the Parliament for the position of member of the Superior Council of Magistracy (CSM). Thus, according to the Commission, the non-judge candidates Evgheni Florea, a university professor at the State University of Comrat, and Ilie Mămăligă,...
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The Institute for European Policies and Reforms (IPRE), a non-profit association, came forward on Thursday 26 January with clarifications in the context of the information published online about the criminal complaint of Eugen Rurac, candidate for the position of Chief Prosecutor of the Office of the Prosecutor for Combating Organised Crime and Special Cases (PCCOCCS),...
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Members of the Superior Council of Prosecutors (CSP) claim that the position of the Minister of Justice, Sergiu Litvinenco, regarding the conduct of the competition for the position of chief prosecutor of the Prosecutor’s Office for Combating Organized Crime and Special Cases (PCCOCS), “results in several conclusions without factual support and legal content”, but which...
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Several people are calling for the annulment of the competition to fill the post of head of the Prosecutor’s Office for Combating Organised Crime and Special Cases (PCCOCS). Each has their reasons. For example, prosecutor Eduard Bulat, who was one of the deputies of former acting Prosecutor General Dumitru Robu, is asking to be appointed...
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Justice Minister Sergiu Litvinenco says that “legal solutions must be identified to cancel or suspend” the competition to fill the post of head of the Prosecutor’s Office for Combating Organized Crime and Special Cases (PCCOCS), so that a repeated competition can be initiated later. The Minister’s reaction comes as several public figures are calling for...
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The Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (PA) announces that on 26 January it submitted a request to the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) to replace the preventive measure against former President Igor Dodon, accused of committing the crime of passive bribery, organizing and accepting political party financing from a “criminal organization”. Prosecutors are asking for the measure...
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The special pre-selection commission for the candidates for the position of chief prosecutor of the Prosecutor’s Office for Combating Organised Crime and Special Cases (PCCOC), which met in a closed session on Monday, 23 January, to examine the candidates’ files in terms of eligibility criteria, decided that the three candidates for the position of head...
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The Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (PA) announces that on 25 January 2023 it concluded the criminal prosecution against Vladimir Andronachi and an accomplice in the criminal case separated from the case generically called ,,Bank Fraud” . “As a result of the alleged offences, the State of Moldova has been damaged by more than 26 million lei,...
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The Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (PA) announces that a new court hearing has been set for February 6, 2023, at 11:00 a.m., at the Chisinau Court of Appeal on the case of the defendant Vladimir Plahotniuc in the case generically called “Bank Fraud.” On November 17, 2022, the Chisinau Court of Appeals, Ciocana seat, admitted the...
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The Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (PA) comes with details on the criminal case of fraud and influence peddling in which former Democratic Party of Moldova (PDM) MP Constantin Țuțu was accused of demanding and receiving 20,000 euros from a person in September-October 2017 to influence prosecutors and judges to adopt favorable solutions for a defendant. According...
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Former Moldovan President Igor Dodon, who is due to travel to Romania from 28 January to 5 February to accompany his underage son for rehabilitation treatment, claims that prosecutors have “raided and questioned the doctors who recommended the treatment”. Contacted by ZdG, the press service of the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office said it was currently “unable...
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The Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (PA) announced on Tuesday, January 24, that it will not challenge the acquittal sentence handed down on January 4 by the Buiucani Court of Chisinau to former deputy governor of the National Bank of Moldova (BNM) Emma Tabirță and the institution’s former heads of department, Matei Dohotaru, Ruslan Grate and Vladimir...
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Prosecutors from the Prosecutor’s Office for Combating Organized Crime and Special Cases (PCCOCS), together with officers of the Intelligence and Security Service (SIS), announced on Wednesday, January 25, the termination of the criminal prosecution of former deputy chief of the General Police Inspectorate, leader of the “We Build Europe at Home” (PACE) party, Gheorghe Cavcaliuc....
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The case of the “defector MPs” has been closed after three years of investigation, the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (PA) announced on Wednesday, January 25. According to the PA, the criminal case was closed on the grounds that “the criminal acts attributed to them do not meet the elements of a crime”. At the same time,...
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The pre-vetting commission announces on Monday 23 January the outcome of the assessment of four more candidates for membership of the CSM from among career judges. Two decisions to pass and two decisions not to pass the integrity assessment have been sent to the candidates concerned and to the institution responsible for organising the competition....
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Officers of the National Anti-Corruption Centre (CNA) and prosecutors from the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (PA) carried out 68 raids on Tuesday, 24 January 2023, in criminal cases related to the management by the Agricultural Intervention and Payments Agency (AIPA) of funds from several projects. Details of the raids were given at a press briefing by...
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A Moldovan man, a member of a “criminal group” specializing in the illegal transportation of Ukrainian citizens to Moldova, has been detained by law enforcement officials for 72 hours, police announced on January 24. The man is 40 years old and was living in Ukraine, also having Ukrainian citizenship. According to police, he was an...
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The former head of the Moldovan Railways (CFM) Iurie Topala, accused of abuse of office, has been placed under house arrest. The Buiucani court in Chisinau decided on Friday, January 27, to change the preventive measure against the former director, after three months of detention in Penitentiary No. 13, to house arrest. The information was...
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Representatives of the Union of Lawyers of the Republic of Moldova (UARM) are “deeply concerned” about the work of the Intelligence and Security Service (SIS) in connection with the inclusion of lawyers representing fugitive MP Ilan Shor in court, Aureliu Colenco and Iulian Balan, in the “List of persons suspected of being associated with natural...
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Alexandru Dodon, the brother of former Moldovan President Igor Dodon, was reportedly detained on January 17 by Russian authorities and shortly after – released. An announcement to this effect was made by the leader of the “Our Party” political party, controversial businessman Renato Usatii, at a press conference. Asked by Ziarul de Gardă, the spokeswoman...
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Former Interior Minister Alexandru Jizdan was indicted in December 2022 “in the Petic episode”. He is accused of acting as an organizer in the commission of several crimes. At the same time, the Prosecutor’s Office for Combating Organised Crime and Special Cases (PCCOCS) challenged in October at the Chisinau Court of Appeal the annulment of...
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Head of the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (PA) Veronica Dragalin has called on Moldovan citizens who have information about corruption acts involving anti-corruption prosecutors to denounce them. The statement was made on Jurnal TV’s “Secrets of Power” programme on Wednesday 18 January. On corruption in the Prosecutor’s Office, the PA chief said she had heard “rumours...
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The National Army is to receive a consignment of protective medical equipment from the Ministry of National Defence in Bucharest on January 19-20 on behalf of the government in Chisinau. According to the Ministry of Defence, the military vehicles involved in the transport of medical supplies will travel on the Leuseni-Chisinau national route. Thus, the...
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The director of the Information and Security Service (SIS), Alexandru Musteața, signed on Thursday, 19 January, an order providing for the blocking of access from the territory of Moldova of two sources with online content, “promoting information inciting hatred and war, under the state of emergency”. Access to the eadaily.com and bloknot.ru portals is to...
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Members of the Legal, Appointments and Immunities Committee of the Moldovan Parliament will convene a joint meeting with members of the Legal, Appointments, Discipline, Immunities and Validations Committee of the Romanian Senate. The event will take place from 19 to 22 January in Argeș county. According to a statement by the Executive, the joint meeting...
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Former Moldovan President Igor Dodon, who is accused of committing the crime of passive bribery, organising and accepting political party funding from a “criminal organisation”, has been allowed to leave the country. The Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) granted the former head of state’s request to leave for Romania. The information was confirmed to ZdG...
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Tuesday’s 12 raids on four meat importing companies targeted cold storage warehouses with about 480 tons of meat, the companies’ offices and their cars, a statement said Thursday, Jan. 19. According to the authorities, the meat would be dangerous to the life and health of buyers. The batches of meat are being investigated and corroborated...
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Judges of the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) have admitted the prosecutor’s request to extend the term of the preventive measure – an order not to leave the country for 60 days, regarding Igor Dodon. The decision was taken at a hearing on Monday 16 January. Former Moldovan President Igor Dodon is accused of committing...
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Justice Minister Sergiu Litvinenco announces on Thursday, January 19, that he issued orders to withdraw the licenses and terminate the work of two bailiffs. They are George Botan and Nicolae Pasha. According to the official, the orders are based on the decisions of the disciplinary college which found that the two executors “grossly violated the...
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The hearing in Ilan Shor’s criminal case of fraud and money laundering pending at the Chisinau Court of Appeals has been postponed again, the anti-corruption prosecutor’s office announced on Wednesday, January 18. During the hearing, Ilan Shor’s lawyers asked the court to admit two lawyers from the United Kingdom to the trial and postpone the...
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Fugitive MP Ilan Shor, who was sentenced in 2017 to prison for fraud and put on international wanted list, has hired a UK law firm to represent him in Moldovan courts, his lawyers announced at a press briefing on Tuesday, January 17. The world-renowned English firm BCL “Solicitors” LLP, which will represent IlAN Shor on...
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Representatives of the Ministry of Justice announce that the draft law on the modification of the regulatory framework related to the reform of the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) has been drafted. Thus, after the promotion of the draft, the CSJ will have more restricted competences and will not act as a second court of...
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The limited liability company “Avia Invest”, which manages the Chisinau International Airport, “admitted non-fulfilment of the obligations assumed under the concession contract, which are circumscribed by the need to present the guarantee of good execution”, concluded the Chisinau Court of Appeal, according to the reasoned decision of the court. At the same time, according to...
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Officers of the Internal Protection and Anti-Corruption Service (SPIA) of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MAI), together with the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office, as part of an international operation initiated with the National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA) and the General Anti-Corruption Directorate (DGA) of the Romanian MAI, simultaneously raided and searched several customs posts on both sides...
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The first court hearing in the case concerning the “defence of honour, dignity and professional reputation”, in which Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Infrastructure and Regional Development Andrei Spînu asked the capital mayor Ion Ceban to deny the “denigrating” statements made against him in a broadcast, will take place on March 28, 2023. Minister Andrei...
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The Chisinau City Court, Centre seat, has partially admitted the civil action filed by EM against Public Medical and Health Institution (IMSP) ‘Institute of Mother and Child’*. By the court’s decision, it was ordered to charge from the account of the Institute of Mother and Child the amount of 200 thousand lei as moral damages....
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The interim deputy head of the Prosecutor’s Office for Combating Organized Crime and Special Cases (PCCOCS), Victor Furtună, will serve as interim chief prosecutor of the same institution. The decision was taken by the Superior Council of Prosecutors (SCP), which rejected Sergiu Russu’s interim appointment by an order of the interim Prosecutor General. Anti-corruption prosecutor...
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The Superior Council of Prosecutors (CSP) has appointed prosecutors Aliona Nesterov and Igor Demciucin as deputies of acting Prosecutor General Ion Munteanu. The decision was approved at the CSP meeting on 16 January 2023. The decision of the CSP will be forwarded to the interim Prosecutor General for the start of the procedures for issuing...
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Magistrates of the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) declared inadmissible the appeal filed by former Education Minister Lilia Pogolșa against a decision of the Chisinau Court of Appeal, which rejected her request to annul the act of the National Integrity Authority (ANI) in which she was found with conflict of interest. The decision was handed...
16 January 2023
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Chairwoman of the Parliament’s Legal, Appointments and Immunities Committee Olesea Stamate, one of the authors of the draft law on the state tax, voted in the first reading, says that “if something needs to be changed – we will do it by the second reading”. Stamate stressed that the legislative initiative is the result of...
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Prosecutors from the Prosecutor’s Office for Combating Organized Crime and Special Cases (PCCOCS), together with officers from the National Investigation Inspectorate (INI) of the Police, detained a man from Balti after he put counterfeit US dollars into circulation in December 2022-January 2023 from the 130,000 counterfeit dollars brought into the country from Turkey. According to...
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The Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) has set up a special panel to examine appeals against the decisions of the Independent Integrity Assessment Commission for the evaluation of candidates for membership of the self-governing bodies of judges and prosecutors. Thus, the panel that will examine the appeals submitted to the CSJ by magistrates who applied...
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The Central Electoral Commission (CEC) informs that the new rules for the conduct of political advertising came into force on 8 January 2023. Thus, according to the CEC, the broadcasting of political advertising takes place only on the basis of the advertising broadcasting contract concluded in written form between the advertising distributor and the advertising...
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“Moldova has shown great determination in promoting reforms, defending European values and rejecting hybrid threats. We will continue to support it as a candidate country for membership of the European Union,” wrote European Parliament President Roberta Metsola on Saturday, 7 January 2023, after a meeting with Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita in Germany. Gavrilița is on...
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Three residents of the municipality of Balti were sentenced to 4 and 3 years’ imprisonment with execution for committing the crime of influence peddling against a prosecutor and a judge. The General Prosecutor’s Office (PG) announces that the magistrates of the Balti Court, Central Headquarters, pronounced on Thursday, 12 January, the sentence in a criminal...
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During her working visit to Germany on Saturday, 7 January, Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilița delivered a speech to the Parliamentary Group of the Christian Social Union (CSU) in the German Bundestag and had bilateral meetings with the President of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola, and the leader of the European People’s Party (EPP) group in...
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