COMMENT: Is Moldova’s new election system a threat to democracy?

Original article for BNE Intellinews here   By Dumitru Alaiba of the Policy and Reform Center and Natalia Otel Belan of the Center for International Private Enterprise June 26, 2017 More than 25 years after the fall of the Soviet Union, Moldova is a story of democratic transition success that never was. The same goes for… Continue reading COMMENT: Is Moldova’s new election system a threat to democracy?

What can the EU do to restore Moldovan banking sector?

In December 2016, I finished a policy brief on the financial crimes that made Moldova famous worldwide – the theft of one billion USD from the National Bank reserves, and the laundering of over 20 billion USD by using Moldova’s and EU’s financial systems. I am publishing it below. Abstract – onepager (click to download)  Policy Brief –… Continue reading What can the EU do to restore Moldovan banking sector?

Moldova state of affairs at the end of 2016, declaration signed by civil society activists

      Federica MOGHERINI, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy & Enlargement Negotiations Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia COPY: Donald TUSK, President of the European Council Jean-Claude JUNCKER, President of the European Commission Martin… Continue reading Moldova state of affairs at the end of 2016, declaration signed by civil society activists

The way forward for Moldova after these elections

This Sunday’s elections in Moldova are the easiest choice this country has ever had. It is a choice between good and evil, white and black, future and past. Moldova’s only oligarch and state captor Vlad Plahotniuc has to let democracy do its work. He must accept the fact he is and never has been wanted by the people. He… Continue reading The way forward for Moldova after these elections

A message to the friends of Moldova

Your Excellencies, Friends of Moldova,   Last month, media outlets published news about an alleged email missive from the Speaker of the Parliament to the country’s development partners and diplomatic community. The email was allegedly describing the country’s stabilization, successful reforms, and commitment to “regaining trust” from the country’s population, and as a result, from… Continue reading A message to the friends of Moldova

Do what you must, just don’t call this Government “pro-European”

Dear international press and public officials, On Wednesday, January 20th, the Moldovan parliament voted for a new Government. It would be fair to say, at least, that this started as the most controversial Government Moldova has ever had. The members of the Government have been introduced to the public just a few hours before. The… Continue reading Do what you must, just don’t call this Government “pro-European”