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#PDM justice minister welcomes EU support for reforms

#PDM justice minister welcomes EU support for reforms

Moldova’s Justice Minister Vladimir Cebotari (pictured) has welcomed the European Commission’s “steadfast support” for reforms aimed at ensuring his country will fulfil its EU destiny. “Although we have made notable progress on reforms and regaining people’s trust, we know there’s still work to be done and we are committed to implementing the necessary changes to our […]

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Representatives of #Moldova opposition search for justice in Council of Europe

Representatives of #Moldova opposition search for justice in Council of Europe

| April 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Renato Usatii (pictured) may not be a name overly familiar to many in Europe but his worrying plight is symptomatic of the crisis that has descended on Moldova, a country still clinging on to hopes of, one day, joining the EU, writes Martin Banks. Usatii is the leader of a new Moldovan political party called […]

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The case of Renato Usatii as a symbol of a ‘captured state’ in #Moldova

The case of Renato Usatii as a symbol of a ‘captured state’ in #Moldova

| April 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Over the past six years Moldova has undergone a tragic transition from being hailed as the “success story” of the EU’s much-vaunted Eastern Partnership to what Thorbjorn Jagland, secretary general of the Council of Europe, has branded a “captured state”, writes Colin Stevens. Moldova also face the prospect of being a “failed state”, in the same company […]

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#Moldova: The captured state on Europe’s edge

#Moldova: The captured state on Europe’s edge

| March 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Twenty-five years after independence, Moldova still suffers from corruption and institutional failure. Only the EU can hold the government coalition accountable for reform, writes Cristina Gherasimov. As far back as 2000, the World Bank had already categorized Moldova as ‘a captured state.’ Parliamentary vote-buying, the sale of judicial decisions, mishandling of public funds and non-transparent […]

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#ProjectDiamond begins where #PinkPanther left off

#ProjectDiamond begins where #PinkPanther left off

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

This week Europol organized, together with Austria and Switzerland, the first international conference on jewellery robbery and burglary under a new umbrella project entitled ‘Diamond’. Hosted at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague, the event brought together more than 70 experts from almost all EU Member States, as well as third parties from Europe, Asia, the […]

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Pro-Moscow figure Igor Dodon claims #Moldova presidency

Pro-Moscow figure Igor Dodon claims #Moldova presidency

| November 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pro-Russian candidate Igor Dodon has won the second round of Moldova’s presidential election. With almost all the ballots counted, Mr Dodon, who wants to restore close ties with Russia, had 52.37% of the vote. His rival, pro-European candidate Maia Sandu, polled 47.63%. The national vote marks the first direct presidential election in Moldova for 20 […]

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#CIS: The quarter-century milestone

#CIS: The quarter-century milestone

| October 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), writes Martin Banks. This is an association of former Soviet republics that was established in December 1991 by Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus to help ease the dissolution of the Soviet Union and coordinate inter-republican affairs. Most of the former Soviet republics are […]

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