Contents tagged with Moldova

  • Moldovan President Dodon promises to ask Constitutional Court’s permission to dissolve parliament if it fails to create a parliamentary majority

    Moldovan President Igor Dodon said that he would ask the Constitutional Court to dissolve parliament if fails to create a parliamentary majority. The head of state made the announcement Thursday evening on Moldovan television channel N-4.

    “In June, I will appeal to the Constitutional Court to ask if there are grounds to dissolve a parliament that is not operational and does not have a ruling majority. I will then call the parliamentary party leaders to hold early elections.” Dodon said.

    The …

  • Ukraine imposes duties on cement from Russia, Belarus, and Moldova

    The Interdepartmental Commission on International Trade of Ukraine adopted a decision on May 21 to impose anti-dumping duties on import of cement clinkers and Portland cement from Russia, Belarus, and Moldova reports the Press-service of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade (MEDT).

    Anti-dumping duties are imposed in the amount of 114.95% for goods from Russia, 57.03% for the products from Belarus and 94.46% for the goods from Moldova. The duties will be in effect for five years.

    The …

  • Moldovan President Dodon claims that he will have a meeting with Zelensky soon

    Moldovan President Igor Dodon said that he had a phone conversation with the President-elect of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky on Tuesday. 

    "I had a telephone conversation with the President-elect of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky. I congratulated him on his election as the head of the neighboring state and wished him success in his responsible position. We discussed the relations between Moldova and Ukraine in various areas of mutual interests. We agreed to hold a bilateral meeting soon and discuss …

  • NATO strengthens its strike group on the border of Moldova

    NATO is increasing its military presence on the border with Moldova. Hundreds of soldiers and F-16 aircraft the Fort Worth airbase in Texas were deployed to Romania "to strengthen the defense in the Eastern zone of NATO" and prevent "possible Russian aggression."

    According to Romanian authorities, the presence of the US air force guarantees a successful deterrent to any possible aggression.

    " We have our ‘friendly’ neighbor on the east side, that sometimes puts a lot of pressure, not only on …

  • Moldovan Defense Minister: United policy needed to get Russian troops out of Transnistria

    In order to force Russia to fully withdraw its troops from Transnistria, Moldova must maintain a consistent state policy, said Moldovan Defense Minister Eugen Sturza, as reported by Ukrinform.

    “Unfortunately, we keep to the traditional game: one step forward, two steps back. In other words, today some politicians advocate the withdrawal of Russian troops, but tomorrow, so to speak, the government changes, and other politicians claim that they want to make friends with Russia, and push to …

  • Moldovan MPs demand explanation from prime minister after Ukraine lifts sanctions from Metallurgical Plant in Transnistria at his request

    A group of Moldovan parliamentarians demanded an explanation from the Moldovan Prime Minister Pavel Filip regarding the letter he wrote to the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in which he requested to remove sanctions from the Moldovan Metallurgical Plant (MMP), the largest taxpayer in the so-called Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic, reports Radio Liberty.

    “What are the legal requirements of MMPs under Moldovan legislation that guarantees the factory's withdrawal from the sanctions of a …

  • Ukraine lifts sanctions from metallurgy plant in Transnistria at request of Moldovan Prime Minister

    Moldovan Prime Minister Pavel Filip was instrumental in having the Ukrainian sanctions lifted from the Moldovan Metallurgy Plant (MMP) in Transnistria, according to an investigation by RISE Moldova and the Ukrainian TV program “Schemes”.

    In May 2018, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree imposing sanctions on 756 companies (primarily companies with Russian capital), including the MMP in Transnistria. The sanction restrictions included the freezing of assets, restriction of trade …

  • Media: Poroshenko sells one of the largest shopping centers in Moldova

    Chisinau-based Twins Estate S.R.L. acquired a stake in one of the largest shopping centers in Chisinau, Gemenii S.A. (former Detsky Mir department store), which, according to media reports, was owned by the current president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, Interfax-Ukraine reports with reference to the company’s press release.

    The Competition Board approved the contract for the sale at the end of last week and it has come into force. However, the terms of the transaction, amount of funds …

  • Moldovan consul in Odessa arrested for bribery

    Sergey Sheptelich, the Moldovan consul in Odessa, was arrested on Tuesday by members of the Moldovan Anticorruption Prosecution and National Anticorruption Center (NAC), the NAC announced in a press release.

    Before the arrest, the consulate offices in Odessa and the consul’s apartment were searched by law enforcement.

    The consul has been accused of passive corruption. On 6 April 2018, he is believed to have illegally issued a citizen of an Arab country a 60-day Moldovan visa in exchange for a …

  • Russia accuses Moldova’s Democratic Party leader of money laundering two days before elections

    Russian police suspect the Moldovan billionaire and leader of the ruling Democratic Party of Moldova, Vladimir Plahotniuc, of illegally withdrawing 37 billion rubles ($ 0.5 billion) from Russia.

    "Citizens of Russia and Moldova created international criminal community in order to carry out large-scale illegal money laundering operations. The organizers of illegal activities are citizens of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Plahotniuc and Veaceslav Platon,"  reads the statement on the website of …