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Kozak (in)congruences through the prism of the “Moldovan case”

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 14:40
Author: Dionis Cenusa Cooperation between different external factors in supporting policy change in Moldova may be a rarer case on the common geopolitical competition space of Russia, the EU and the US. This consensus of the external actors, not present in the Western Balkans, Ukraine or Georgia, encouraged the Moldovan political forces with contradictory geopolitical […]

Tariff raise solely will not improve transport system. It's in dire need of reform: IDIS Viitorul economist

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 14:40
Tariff raise only places onerous burden on travelers with higher tariffs caused by the economic rationale and the inefficient system, writes IDIS Viitorul economist Veaceslav Ioniţă on his blog. According to him, there are three main problems the public transport system has to face. 1. Citește mai departe...

Carriers protest, park minibuses in central square of Chisinau

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 14:30
Update: The section of Ștefan cel Mare și Sfânt Blvd between the streets Mitropolit Gavriil Bănulescu-Bodoni and Pushkin is blocked owing to carriers’ strike. National Patrol Inspectorate press officer Diana Fetko said the public transport units were rerouted. There is traffic congestion in central Chisinau.Initial news item: The drivers of over 300 minibuses running on interurba

Russia's actions in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine 'far from finished' – Lithuanian President

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 14:10
NATO leaders need to idenitify Russia as a threat to the Alliance, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda said in London on Tuesday."It is very important to identify Russia as a threat. If we don’t do that, we considerably change the whole angle of the NATO structure," Nausėda told Lithuanian journalists in London during the NATO summit. "At the moment, I believe that Russia's actions specifically pose the biggest threat to the existing global order and rules that have been in place for decades."

The Kremlin’s Creative Director

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 13:20
How the television producer Konstantin Ernst went from discerning auteur to Putin’s unofficial minister of propaganda.Ernst’s work combines cosmopolitan savviness with subservience to the state.Illustration by Chloe CushmanIn the final days of 1999, Konstantin Ernst prepared to film the Russian President’s annual New Year’s address, just as he had every December for several years. Ernst, who was thirty-eight, with floppy brown hair and a look of perpetual bemusement, had recently become the head of Channel One, the state television network with the largest reach, a post he retains today. The position makes him one of the most powerful men in Russia, with the ability to set the visual style for the country’s political life—at least the part its rulers wish to transmit to the public.The ritual of the New Year’s address began in the seventies, under Leonid Brezhnev, who sat stolidly atop the Soviet hierarchy for two decades, and continued in the eighties under Mikhail Gorbachev, the architect of perestroika. After the Soviet collapse, Boris Yeltsin, the first President of independent Russia, kept the tradition alive. Yeltsin began his term as a charismatic advocate of democratic reform, but, by the late nineties, he seemed aged and defeated. Russia was only a year removed from a devastating financial crash that led the government to default on its debt, and its troops were fighting their second costly war in a decade in Chechnya, a would-be breakaway republic in the Caucasus. Yeltsin seemed primarily concerned with leaving office in a way that would keep him and his family immune from prosecution. On December 29th, Ernst and a crew from Channel One made their way to the Kremlin to film his address.Ernst watched as Yeltsin sat in front of a tinsel-covered fir tree in a reception hall and held forth on the opportunities of the New Year, which included, in the spring, a Presidential election that would determine his successor. As the Channel One staff was packing up, Yeltsin told Ernst that he wasn’t satisfied—he was hoarse, and didn’t like the way his words had come out—and asked if they might record a new version in the coming days. Ernst agreed to go back on New Year’s Eve at five in the morning.

“5+2” mechanism plays role of blocking eventual decisions imposed by Russia, opinions

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 13:20
Political analyst Vladimir Socor said the “5+2” mechanism used in the Transnistrian settlement process since 2005 is completely inefficient. In reality, this plays the role of blocking eventual decisions imposed by Russia on the Republic of Moldova, IPN reports.“The Republic of Moldova can use the “5+2” forum to block such decisions in the future. The situ

Yellow warning for fog across Moldova

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 13:20
The State Hydrometeorological Service has issued the yellow warning for fog across the country. The fog reduces visibility of less than 200 meters, according to the meteorologists.   Citește mai departe...

BREAKING NEWS: Moldova traffic paralyzed on 'black Wednesday': All-out protest over transport tariff raise

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 13:10
Not even one bus is seen in the bus stations in the country today after the carriers announced  to go out on strike to protest against the Economy Ministry's examination over transport tariff.  Around 350 minibuses have parked in front of the Government. Citește mai departe...

New acting head of Anticorruption Prosecutor's Office delegated in Moldova

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 13:00
New acting head of Anticorruption Prosecutor's Office delegated in Moldova

Prime Minister sends message to Slovakia on occasion of marking 30th anniversary of Velvet Revolution

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 13:00
Your Excellencies, Mr. Ambassador,   Ladies and gentlemen,   I am honoured and I should like to take this opportunity to thank you, Mr. Ambassador, for inviting me to participate in this select event, which I consider as important, so beautiful.   Today, your country marks three decades since the launch of deep transformation processes in Slovakia. When I focus on term "deep", I mean the achievements you have determined since then.   For 15 years Slovakia has been a member of the European Union.   Slovakia has probably taken the most complicated exams, joining the family of the European Union, thus demonstrating that it not only shares, not only declares, but also applies common European values.   In 2014, Moldova signed the Association Agreement with the European Union, thus declaring and confirming that it pursues the same objective.   The Government of Moldova, which I have the honour to lead, remains attached to the European integration process. It will strictly follow the commitments of Moldova assumed by signing the Association Agreement, but will also promote a balanced foreign policy, have a constructive dialogue with all our partners.   I use this opportunity to thank the Slovak Republic for the ongoing support of Moldova's European path and we continue to rely on it. The consistent support of Slovakia, both on the bilateral dimension and through the development assistance provided, is highly appreciated by the citizens of Moldova and I want to thank you for this assistance.   I should also like to use this opportunity to congratulate the Slovak Republic for the successful exercise of the mandate of the OSCE President in 2019. I express my sincere thanks to the OSCE Slovak Presidency for the efforts made to promote the negotiation process regarding the settlement of the Transnistrian referendum, including the visit of the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Slovakia to Moldova in 2019.   I address to Slovakia and to the Slovak people wishes for prosperity and success and I hope that the traditional friendly relations between Slovakia and Moldova will have the same continuity and will be consolidated.  

G&G company plans to expand business in Moldova

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 13:00
The Austrian company Gebauer & Griller (G&G) operating in Balti Free Economic Zone plans to expand its business in Moldova in 2020.   Prime Minister Ion Chicu discussed with business management of the company the expansion plans in a working meeting.   G&G is a multinational company, producing wiring for auto industry, elevators, etc., and has invested in the opening of the two factories in Moldova over 40 million dollars since 2012. Thus, the Austrian investor has created over 700 new jobs in Moldova with an average monthly salary of 10 thousand lei.   The prime minister was informed that G&G plans to expand its production to another eight thousand square meters in the north of the country, creating 600 new jobs and anticipating investments for 2020 of 8.5 million euros.   In the context, Eva Schinkinger, managing director of G&G, requested the Government's support by developing the infrastructure in the region, as well as examining the possibility of concluding free trade agreements with some states, such as Morocco and Tunisia. The G&G manager said that the government will succeed in convincing young specialists not to emigrate.   Ion Chicu assured that the government has a complex vision on solutions aimed at encouraging young people to connect their future with the Republic of Moldova and welcomed the investor's intention to expand in our country. The prime minister encouraged the investor to open branches in other districts of the country, not just in Balti.   In this context, the premier said that attracting investments in industrial platforms is a priority of the government. Gebauer & Griller company is a global operator with over 75 years experience and has opened industrial wiring factories in several countries, such as Austria, Germany, Poland and the USA. Over five thousand employees are operating there.

Moldovan PM sends message to Slovakia on occasion of marking 30th anniversary of Velvet Revolution

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 12:30
Moldovan PM sends message to Slovakia on occasion of marking 30th anniversary of Velvet Revolution

G&G company plans to expand business in Moldova

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 12:30
G&G company plans to expand business in Moldova

Alarming in Transnistria: New HIV infections increased substantially in Bender city

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 12:30
Among 162 new cases of HIV / AIDS detected in the Transnistrian region in the first nine months of 2019, 39 cases were registered in Bender city alone. It's alarming because only 25-30 cases were registered annually in the past years in the city, reports TSV Pridnestrovie. Citește mai departe...

TRECI PRIN IARNA CU STIL SI ELEGANTA CU BLANURILE DE LA LANA FURS. SVETLANA BARBAROVA: „VOM AVEA IN ACEST AN O INOVATIE...”

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 12:20
TRECI PRIN IARNA CU STIL SI ELEGANTA CU BLANURILE DE LA LANA FURS. SVETLANA BARBAROVA: „VOM AVEA IN ACEST AN O INOVATIE...”

Green economy represents future of Moldovan economy - ODIMM head says

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 12:00
Green economy represents future of Moldovan economy - ODIMM head says

Prime Minister meets group of Czech investors

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 12:00
Prime Minister Ion Chicu today met a group of Czech investors, who have recently purchased the Gas Natural Fenosa electricity distribution networks. This enterprise serves about three fourths of Moldova’s electric energy consumers.   The business people said that they had taken the decision to invest in Moldova, on grounds that the country has an advantageous geographical position. The Czech investors informed the PM about the intention to implement projects on the production of electric energy in Moldova.       Through these projects, Moldova will consolidate its energy security and will diminish its dependence on the energy resources from outside the country.      The prime minister informed the investors about the government’s priorities for the next period and the goals set.   „Your investment in Moldova is a strong message also for other potential investors. The government will do its utmost to create maximally attractive conditions for the business environment,” Ion Chicu added.

Andrei Năstase: We will make effort to prevent Igor Dodon from winning second term in office

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 11:50
The chairman of the Party “Dignity and Truth Platform” (PPPDA) Andrei Năstase said the whole bloc ACUM should be making effort to prevent President Igor Dodon from winning the second term in office at the next year’s presidential elections. He noted he will do his best to stop Igor Dodon from holding office for another four years. He yet avoided saying if he intends to

Official exchange rate for December 11, 2019

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 11:40
The National Bank has set an exchange rate of 19.23 lei for one euro.The US dollar officially sells at 17.35 lei.The Romanian leu – 4.02 Moldovan lei.The Ukrainian hryvnia trades at 73 bani, while the Russian ruble - 27 bani. Citește mai departe...

MEP: Moldova is under magnifying glass

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 11:30
The Republic of Moldova is currently under magnifying glass in the European Union. The latest political developments in Chisinau have been followed in Brussels very attentively, Romanian MEP Corina Crețu stated, noting there is particular concern there about the political changes in Moldova.“Effectively, the Republic of Moldova is under magnifying glass at present. In Luxemburg,

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