North Korea fires short-range ballistic missile

Moldova1, 19 March 2023 12:00

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.

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The European Political Community Summit is an opportunity for our country to receive financial support and increase our security. The statement was made by European Council President Charles Michel in an exclusive interview with Moldova 1. According to the official, the European Commission is about to publish a report on the actions of countries with candidate status for accession and hopes that Moldova will receive a positive opinion.
After a few weeks of sunshine and good weather, the weather is cooling down again. From tonight, temperatures will reach minus five degrees Celsius. The weather forecast has worried people, especially villagers, because many of the fruit trees have already blossomed and others are about to bloom.
The Party of Socialists of the Republic of Moldova (PSRM) is asking the Constitutional Court to verify the constitutionality of replacing the phrase "Moldovan language" with "Romanian language" in national legislation. To this end, representatives of the party filed a petition with the High Court today. According to PSRM Executive Secretary Vlad Batrîncea, the Constitution must be respected by all equally, and this law voted in Parliament by PAS deputies cannot go beyond the constitutional framework.
Last 12 hours
European Council President Charles Michel reconfirmed the European Union's support for the Republic of Moldova, saying that in the context of the hybrid war and the destabilising situation caused by the Russian Federation, the EU bloc will support our country to face the challenges. European integration is the only way to ensure Moldova's survival as a free and prosperous country, said President Maia Sandu at a press conference with European Council President Charles Michel, who is on an official visit to Chisinau.
The Republic of Moldova must become part of Romania again. The statement was made by Ludovic Orban, chairman of the "Right Force" party, on Monday during the "In context" programme on Moldova 1. Orban also said that once the Romanian language became a state language, this once again shows that we are the same people.
The transfer of the Chisinau International Airport to state management is the result of the fight against corruption, the country's President Maia Sandu has said.
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The Head of the Council of Europe Office in Chisinau, William Massolin, ends his mission. In this context, the official had a discussion with the President of the Republic of Moldova, Maia Sandu.
Five planets in our solar system will line up in the sky starting tonight. Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Uranus will form a straight line, and the phenomenon can also be seen with the naked eye just after sunset, towards the north-west horizon, Rador reports.
The national football team of the Republic of Moldova drew 0-0 with the Czech Republic in a preliminary match for the European Championship 2024. The match took place at the Zimbru stadium in Chisinau.
The "Șor" party could be deprived of its parliamentary platform for spreading falsehoods. This is the reaction of Speaker Igor Grosu, after last Friday, the deputy of the "Șor" party, Marina Tauber, came out to the press gallery of the legislature and said that the government was preparing a military intervention in the Transnistrian region. Thus, Tauber updated an old Russian propaganda thesis, which has not caught on so far.
The situation in the Republic of Moldova was discussed today by Romanian President Klaus Iohannis and European Council President Charles Michel, who is on an official visit to Bucharest. The leader from the Cotroceni Palace called on the European Union to support the Republic of Moldova, in the context in which, according to him, our country is currently the target of threats and hybrid actions aimed at derailing its European path.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday postponed until next month a decision on his highly contested justice reform plan amid fears that Israel's worst national crisis in years could fracture his coalition or risk escalating into violence, Reuters reports, cited by Agerpres.
Moldovan products will reach the richest markets in the world. The announcement was made by Economy Minister Dumitru Alaiba, who said that Moldova and the European Free Trade Association have reached a common understanding on the signing of the Free Trade Agreement.
The authorities are announcing a wide-ranging reform of the entire welfare system. Minister Alexei Buzu said the system had been through three major crises: the COVID-19 pandemic, the refugee crisis and the energy crisis. As a result, the number of people in need of assistance has increased and the system is not effective in fighting poverty. Interventions by the welfare system reduce poverty by only 5%, and statistics show that every fourth child in the country is in poverty.
Energocom sold about 275 million cubic meters of natural gas to Moldovagaz in January-March. The company says the gas sold came from strategic stocks. They were sold at a weighted average price of $1,095 per thousand cubic metres, excluding VAT, $12 less than the price offered by Gazprom.
Parliament will vote on Thursday on the new members of the Superior Council of Magistracy (SCM) from among non-judges. This vote will allow the SCM to start its work. The statement was made by the Speaker of Parliament, Igor Grosu, at a press conference.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Nicu Popescu will pay a working visit to Berlin from 27 to 29 March. During his visit to Germany, the head of diplomacy from Chisinau will meet with the German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock and other German officials.
Thousands of protesters took to the streets in Tel Aviv and several Israeli cities on Sunday following the announcement of the dismissal of Defence Minister Yoav Gallant. It comes after the official called for a one-month pause in the government's controversial judicial reform process the day before, reports. The United States has expressed concern about the situation in Israel. The US is calling for "compromise" between the parties as "the best way forward" for Israel and its citizens.
Soldiers from four countries, including the Republic of Moldova, the USA and Romania, are conducting joint training as part of the multinational exercise "JCET-2023" (Joint Combined Exchange Training). MAI urges citizens not to speculate on the exercise and the movement of military equipment.
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Five people died and 25 others were injured in Russian attacks in eastern Ukraine. The Russians hit 130 towns in 24 hours. Ukrainian authorities asked citizens not to divulge details of the counteroffensive being prepared by Kiev. Meanwhile, Putin announced that he will move some tactical nuclear weapons to Belarus. In reaction, Germany accused Moscow of a new nuclear threat attempt.
The Chisinau Circus will be renovated. The original form of the edifice with a special architectural value will be preserved, and in the future, the building will be multifunctional and will have a panoramic terrace, a cinema and a concert hall. The competition for the selection of the company that will perform the facade replacement works was also recently launched.
Vadim Brânzaniuc was elected president of the Municipal Organization of the European Social Democratic Party (PSDE) in Chisinau. He claims that by mobilizing the entire team, it will be possible for the party to become one of the people of the entire country.
US President Joe Biden on Sunday ordered federal aid to Mississippi (south), where devastating tornadoes killed at least 25 people, tore off roofs, damaged cars and leveled entire neighborhoods on Saturday, while the region was preparing for new bad weather on Sunday, reports AFP, quoted by
Increased traffic of trucks with goods in the customs posts located on the Moldovan-Romanian border can be seen on the way out of the Republic of Moldova, informs the Customs Service of the Republic of Moldova.
Russia, at the request of the Belarusian side, will deploy its tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, just as the United States has been doing on the territories of its allies, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, TASS reports.
25 March 2023
Russian soldiers attack eastern Ukraine. At least 16 people have been killed and dozens more injured as a result of Russian bombing of several regions of Ukraine this week, Ukrainian authorities say. About 10,000 Ukrainian civilians, many of them elderly and disabled, are struggling to survive in dire conditions in and around the besieged city of Bahmut.
The Russian President, Vladimir Putin, and the Turkish leader, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, discussed the situation in Ukraine by phone, TASS reports.
Two people were dead and nine missing after an explosion ripped through a chocolate factory in West Reading, Pennsylvania, on Friday, officials said, Reuters reports.
The Government of the Republic of Moldova, together with government institutions, joins the global movement "Earth Hour", an action that consists in turning off public lighting to mobilize society to fight against climate change.
The President of the Chamber of Deputies from Bucharest, Marcel Ciolacu, and the President of the Romanian Senate, Alina Gorghiu, will pay a visit to Chisinau at the beginning of next week.
A resolution on the European integration process of our country will be signed at the 9th Meeting of the Joint Commission for European Integration between the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova and the Parliament of Romania (CCIE), which will take place on March 28 in Chisinau. At the end, CCIE co-presidents, Petru Frunze and Andrei Daniel Gheorghe, will make press statements.
The deputy Irina Lozovan is leaving the Bloc of Communists and Socialists (BCS), but also the Party of Socialists from the Republic of Moldova. The announcement was made at midnight on social media. She said that she joins the "Movement for the People", which also includes the Shor Party, but remains an independent deputy.
24 March 2023
Igor Dodon cannot leave the country. The decision was taken on Friday by the judges of the Supreme Court of Justice, who rejected the request of the former head of state's lawyers and left in place the ban on leaving the territory of the Republic of Moldova until 19 May. Thus, the former president breaks his tradition of visiting the Holy Mountain in Greece before Easter.
Protests continue unabated in France. More than a million people have taken to the streets in several French cities to show their dissatisfaction with the pension law. Protesters are demanding the resignation of the government and the president. In Paris and other cities, protesters set fire to cars and rubbish bins. Police intervened in force to calm the violent crowd. After last night's clashes, more than 170 protesters were detained by police. Charles III's visit to Paris has been postponed because of the unrest. The British monarch was scheduled to arrive on Sunday. The King and his wife Camilla were due to spend three days in France.
Tiraspol leader Vadim Krasnoselski says the authorities on the left bank of the Dniester are ready to work in any format, just to keep peace in the region. Moreover, he says the OSCE mission has an important role to play in this respect. Representatives of the Reintegration Policy Office in Chisinau also agree, saying that the OSCE mission acts as a mediator in the negotiation process and as a facilitator in maintaining dialogue on neutral platforms. However, at the moment, negotiations can only continue in the "1+1" format, says the Reintegration Bureau.
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).
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.
"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.
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.
23 March 2023
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.
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