Moldova

Moldova pulled back from the brink

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest June 17, 2019

Prime Minister Pavel Filip resigned, bringing an end to a standoff that saw two rival governments installed in Chisinau. This leaves the unlikely alliance of the pro-Russian Socialists and pro-EU ACUM in charge.

ALACO DISPATCHES: The roots of Moldova’s standoff

Nicolae Reutoi of Alaco June 14, 2019

Why bitter political enemies have combined forces to precipitate the most serious political crisis ever faced by the country.

Moldova’s outgoing government refuses to hand over power

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest June 11, 2019

Rival governments are installed in the government and parliament buildings in Chisinau. The situation remains calm, with the two sides consolidating their positions ahead of a possible confrontation.

Constitutional crisis erupts in Moldova

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest June 10, 2019

President and top oligarch battle for supremacy. Pro-Russian Socialists and pro-EU ACUM alliance agree to form government, but Constitutional Court appoints acting president who dismisses parliament and calls new elections.

Pro-EU parties in Moldova close to forming “anti-oligarch” alliance with Socialists

bne IntelliNews June 6, 2019

Parties ready to cross the geo-political divide to form new ruling coalition that would remove Vlad Plahotnuic’s Democratic Party from power and “stop a dictator from taking possession of the country”.

Southeast Europe’s banking sector gets new investor geography

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow May 30, 2019

Hungary’s OTP in, Greek banks out, and a new crop of privatisations coming up in Serbia and Slovenia.

Moldova’s president asks Constitutional Court’s permission to dissolve parliament

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest May 23, 2019

Snap elections have become the baseline scenario in Moldova as none of the three major forces in the parliament managed to form a government after the February general election.

Southeast Europe's first P2P lending platform launched in Moldova

bne IntelliNews May 21, 2019

Fagura Marketplace is a credit market based on P2P lending technology, where people looking for loans at a lower percentage than the financial market meet with investors.

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