Moldova

Moldova’s industry returns to pre-crisis growth pattern

bne IntelliNews September 21, 2021

In annual terms, industrial output still increased by an impressive 16.2% in July as an effect of subdued activity last summer.

BUCHAREST BLOG: Romania’s anti-corruption struggle still inspiring its neighbours

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow September 19, 2021

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.

Inflation in Moldova advances to 4.6% y/y as of August

bne IntelliNews September 14, 2021

Consumer price inflation was driven up by higher prices of fuel, construction materials and some food items.

Moldova’s parliament moves to put key agencies under its own control

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest September 10, 2021

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.

Moldova’s biggest bank MAIB plans IPO abroad

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest September 5, 2021

MAIB is already listed on the Moldovan stock exchange, but is eyeing a listing in London, Amsterdam, Warsaw or Bucharest.

Blockchain to be used to fight rampant match-fixing in Moldova

bne IntelliNews September 1, 2021

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.

BALKAN BLOG: The team from a land that doesn't exist

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow August 24, 2021

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.

Moldovan MPs slam prosecutors’ failure to recover funds stolen in $1bn bank frauds

bne IntelliNews August 23, 2021

Prosecutors told to draw up a new strategy to remove funds siphoned off from three Moldovan banks.

Moldova’s trade gap doubles in Q2

bne IntelliNews August 18, 2021

Exports increased by 31% y/y to $647mn while imports soared by 67% y/y to $1.72bn.

COMMENT: Three decades of achievements and many challenges for Moldova

Alexandru M. Tanase in London August 12, 2021

As it approaches its 30th anniversary of independence, Moldova has never had better conditions to carry out reforms than it does today.

Appointment of new Moldovan government ends years of political crises

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest August 9, 2021

Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita’s government plans ambitious judicial reforms but will have to balance high public expectations and its limited resources.

​Moldova’s president opens new parliament session announcing ‘zero tolerance for corruption’

bne IntelliNews July 27, 2021

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".

Looming new coronavirus wave prompts vaccination push in Southeast Europe

bne IntelliNews July 24, 2021

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.

BALKAN BLOG: Head prosecutor Stoianoglo is first target and first test for new pro-EU government in Moldova

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest July 23, 2021

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.

May industrial slowdown in Europe touches Moldova

bne IntelIiNews July 21, 2021

Industrial production dropped by 7.8% m/m in May in the deepest monthly decline since the initial lockdown last March.

EU ready to begin €600mn Economic and Recovery Plan in Moldova after government is formed

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest July 14, 2021

President Maia Sandu's reformist PAS to form new government after landslide election victory.

Inflation wave reaches Moldova’s relatively closed economy

bne IntelliNews July 13, 2021

There are signs that Moldova’s economy, as small and relatively closed as it is, will not remain untouched by the inflationary wave.

President Sandu's party wins landslide victory in Moldova's snap election

bne IntelliNews July 12, 2021

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.

BALKAN BLOG: Diaspora voters set to choose change in Bulgaria and Moldova

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow July 8, 2021

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.

Moldova’s current account deficit deepened by 67% y/y in Q1

bne IntelliNews July 1, 2021

The country's chronic current deficit returned to a higher level after it temporarily improved during the pandemic.

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