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#Moldova weak democracy is a growing risk for Europe

#Moldova weak democracy is a growing risk for Europe

| February 28, 2019

The country’s politics have been captured by a corrupt elite, creating a worrying security risk on the edge of Europe. Cristina Gherasimov  Academy Associate, Russia and Eurasia Programme @cgherasimov A man walks to the polls on election day, 24 February, in Chisinau. Photo: Getty Images. The outcome of Sunday’s (24 February) election portends badly for […]

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Elections in #Moldova: The SHOR phenomenon

Elections in #Moldova: The SHOR phenomenon

| February 21, 2019

The parliamentary elections in Moldova are scheduled for February 24. The clash unfolds between the ruling democratic party, pro-Moscow socialists, who are supported by the current president, Igor Dodon, and the right opposition pro-Western alliance “ACUM”. However, the “SHOR” Party, led by a young businessman, Ilan Shor, the mayor of Orhei city, a locality situated […]

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#Moldova – How much longer will oligarchs and criminals stay in power?

#Moldova – How much longer will oligarchs and criminals stay in power?

| February 8, 2019

As the debate on the upcoming Ukrainian elections is at the top of the agenda in Europe, many experts are closely looking at Moldova where the parliamentary elections are to be held on February, 24. According to the preliminary results, the majority of seats will likely be shared among the three major political parties- the […]

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‘Theft of the century’ in #Moldova: Billion was stolen by #Filat and #Platon

‘Theft of the century’ in #Moldova: Billion was stolen by #Filat and #Platon

| February 6, 2019

Probably, there is no person in Europe who would not have heard about the “theft of the century” in Moldova. From the banking system of this small post-Soviet country, painfully experiencing a choice between the West and the East, nearly a billion US dollars were stolen. Among the victims was the system-forming bank ‘Banca de […]

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#DontBeAMule – More than 1,500 #MoneyMules identified in worldwide #MoneyLaundering sting

#DontBeAMule – More than 1,500 #MoneyMules identified in worldwide #MoneyLaundering sting

| December 6, 2018

  Working together with Europol, Eurojust and the European Banking Federation (EBF), police forces from over 20 States arrested 168 people (so far) as part of a coordinated money laundering crackdown, the European Money Mule Action (EMMA). This international swoop, the fourth of its kind, was intended to tackle the issue of ‘money mules’, who […]

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Countries launch UN work to shut down global trade in #TortureTools

Countries launch UN work to shut down global trade in #TortureTools

| September 27, 2018

On 24 September, the Alliance for Torture-Free Trade agreed to step up the pace of its efforts and work towards a United Nations instrument – such as a binding convention – to stop the trade in instruments for torture and the death penalty. The Alliance for Torture-Free Trade is an initiative of the European Union, […]

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The man who runs the show in #Moldova

The man who runs the show in #Moldova

| January 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

From the outside, Moldova’s foreign policy appears to be governed by the same dilemma as many other states sandwiched between the superpowers of the European Union and Russia – whether to turn east or west. However, from the inside, politicians and commentators who know the system say the country’s swings from one side to another […]

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