In annual terms, industrial output still increased by an impressive 16.2% in July as an effect of subdued activity last summer.
With relatively few true success stories in the fight against corruption in emerging Europe, the efforts of the Romanian DNA to bring corrupt officials to book remain one of the few shining lights of the anti-corruption struggle in the region.
Consumer price inflation was driven up by higher prices of fuel, construction materials and some food items.
Government will be able to dismiss the heads of Moldova's energy and financial markets regulators as it seeks to clean the system of corrupt officials — but critics say it threatens their independence.
MAIB is already listed on the Moldovan stock exchange, but is eyeing a listing in London, Amsterdam, Warsaw or Bucharest.
Match-fixing is a serious problem in Moldova, where in December 2020 half of the teams in the top football league were revealed to be involved in the practice.
Backed by a powerful holding company that controls much of the economy and political scene in the Moldovan separatist republic of Transnistria, FC Sheriff Tiraspol is closing in on a place in the Champions League.
Prosecutors told to draw up a new strategy to remove funds siphoned off from three Moldovan banks.
Exports increased by 31% y/y to $647mn while imports soared by 67% y/y to $1.72bn.
As it approaches its 30th anniversary of independence, Moldova has never had better conditions to carry out reforms than it does today.
Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita’s government plans ambitious judicial reforms but will have to balance high public expectations and its limited resources.
As her PAS party prepares to form a new government, President Sandu says it will have to "find urgent solutions to a multitude of problems".
With the delta variant starting to spread in Southeast Europe, officials are warning of a new wave of the pandemic that may put pressure on hospitals as early as August or September.
Moldova’s President Maia Sandu wants to resume the judicial reforms she started in 2019, beginning with exactly what led to her dismissal as prime minister: the appointment of new head prosecutors.
Industrial production dropped by 7.8% m/m in May in the deepest monthly decline since the initial lockdown last March.
President Maia Sandu's reformist PAS to form new government after landslide election victory.
There are signs that Moldova’s economy, as small and relatively closed as it is, will not remain untouched by the inflationary wave.
Sandu talks of "end of a hard era" in Moldova as preliminary results show her pro-EU, reformist PAS to secure a majority in parliament.
Bulgaria and Moldova will hold general elections on Sunday that follow public debates over the number of polling stations for diaspora voters – an issue that has repeatedly surfaced in elections in the region.
The country's chronic current deficit returned to a higher level after it temporarily improved during the pandemic.