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Hidden properties, businesses and interests of heads of state agencies (III)

Governments in Chisinau fell one by one which led to frequent changes in the leadership of state agencies. The Center for Investigative Journalism has previously revealed the property of heads of Ministries. Further, you will see that current directors of agencies contend for properties. One third of them came [...] 1

29/01/2016 29488

Hidden properties, businesses and interests of heads of state agencies (II)

Governments in Chisinau fell one by one which led to frequent changes in the leadership of state agencies. The Center for Investigative Journalism has previously revealed the property of heads of Ministries. Further, you will see that current directors of agencies contend for properties. We found that one third [...] 1

28/01/2016 25541

Hidden properties, businesses and interests of heads of state agencies (I)

Governments in Chisinau fell one by one which led to frequent changes in the leadership of state agencies. The Center for Investigative Journalism has previously revealed the property of heads of Ministries. Further, you will see that current directors of agencies contend for properties. We found that one third [...] 1

27/01/2016 48887

The Companies of Oleg Sârbu, Member of Parliament – Favourite Suppliers to State Institutions

Two out of the nine companies owned by the Democrat MP Oleg Sârbu are constant suppliers of food and fuel to three psycho-neurological boarding houses from the northern part of the country, all of which are under the subordination of the Ministry of Labour, Social Protection and Family. Throughout [...] 1

27/01/2016 13459

Amnesty International Moldova: "We regret that after 7 years, following the events from 7th April 2009, the state authorities did not learn their lesson"

Amnesty International Moldova condemns the violent actions from Thursday, January 20 during protests from Chisinau, writes a press release. The organization regrets that politicians show ignorance and indifference to the international commitments assumed by signing documents in human rights. Amnesty International Moldova calls on the authorities to investigate effectively, [...] 2

21/01/2016 2919

President’s adviser Vlad Turcanu, resigns

Presidential adviser Vlad Turcanu informed that he resigned after he had misinformed the public opinion on 20 January. He said live for many TV channels that the ceremony of swearing in office of the Government Filip will be postponed. "The president is informed of everything going on, and a decision [...] 2

21/01/2016 7758

Government Filip, voted in a hurry by 57 MPs

The new Government headed by democrat Pavel Filip was voted in on Wednesday afternoon, January 20 under a special meeting of the Parliament. The 57 MPs who formed a parliamentary coalition voted in favor. The meeting lasted about 30 minutes but the government program was not presented and debated. The [...] 2

20/01/2016 4329

Filip Government: interests, properties and businesses

The Government headed by Pavel Filip has in its componence new names, but they are known in political field. The majority of new-old ministers were part of the investigations carried out previously by the Center for Investigative Journalism that revealed the hidden interests and businesses of their families.  Pavel Filip, [...] 1

20/01/2016 25115

MPs business: Liberal-democrats and non-affiliated MPs who vote for Pavel Filip in the Parliament

The parliamentary majority, ready to support the democrat Pavel Filip for the office of PM could not be established without the 7 liberal-democrats and 3 non-affiliated MPs. In the context of street protests, some of them withdrew their signatures when PD insisted on the candidacy of Vlad Plahotniuc. They [...] 1

20/01/2016 18501

Caravan of political Circus

Recent political events in our country seem to be a bad and monstrous dream. I wonder what madness of the last days resembles to, and I thought of the absurd theater of Eugene Ionesco where crazy kings and delusional characters are populating the stage. Then, I thought about a [...] 3

15/01/2016 5157

Ion Paduraru withdraws candidacy

Secretary General of the President's Apparatus Ion Paduraru, who was nominated for the post of Prime Minister by the head of state on Thursday evening, withdrew his candidacy today following the existence of a parliamentary majority that fielded another candidate. The President Nicolae Timofti has repealed the decree by which [...] 2

15/01/2016 4646

Ion Paduraru nominated as candidate for PM

President Nicolae Timofti nominated the secretary general of the President’s Apparatus Ion Paduraru as a candidate for Prime Minister.  This was announced late on January 14 at the residence in Condrita. "When I selected the candidacy of Ion Paduraru I considered the fact that the coalition does not have the [...] 2

14/01/2016 5947

Tenders for the family of the Director of the Public Procurement Agency

The company owned by the Director of the Public Procurement Agency won in the last 2 years tenders’ worth 35 million lei, managed by the state institution. Most of lucrative tenders won by this company have been challenged by competitors, but in most cases, the Agency’s representatives have dismissed [...] 1

14/01/2016 14368

Nicolae Timofti rejects candidacy of Vlad Plahotniuc for the post of PM

The president of the state Nicolae Timofti rejects the candidacy of Vladimir Plahotniuc proposed by PD for the post of PM, writes a press release of the Presidency. “Making use of his constitutional right to assess the qualities, competence, experience and capacity of the candidate for premiership, the head [...] 2

13/01/2016 5688

The MP business: who are the converts ready to vote for the PD candidate for premiership

14 MPs quitted PCRM late last year, announcing that they no longer want to make the games of this faction.  The runners (defectors) gathered in the social-democratic Platform "For Moldova" and they had the first official meeting with Plahotniuc. He returned to politics to become the candidate of PD [...] 1

13/01/2016 19389

A Project for the Dump of Bubuieci Compromised by the Interests

The amount of 4 million lei, allocated 3 years ago by the National Ecological Fund (NEF) to the local government of Bubuieci for the purchase of two mobile stations for construction waste processing, has become a matter of prosecutorial investigation. The General Prosecutor’s Office (GP) has initiated a penal [...] 1

13/01/2016 6110

Millions of the City Hall “buried” in 41 yards in Chisinau

The arrangement of some yards in Chisinau and  creation of some thousands parking spaces, which the mayor Dorin Chirtoaca praised in the summing up for 2015, cost 53,3 million lei, an unjustified sum, say experts. Moreover, the purchasing agreement of these works was concluded with some procedural violations. The agreement [...] 1

12/01/2016 13020

Schools in Taraclia, obliged to allocate one million lei for equipment they don’t need

Taraclia Rayon Council has allocated about one million lei for useless equipment - heat generators for the sports halls of the Rayon gymnasiums and lyceums. At the same time, the school managers say the money had to be spent on works which are more necessary, the councilors state that [...] 1

06/01/2016 8035

Several NGOs demand the Parliament to convene a deliberative meeting to invest Sturza Government

Several NGOs condemn the gesture of MPs who were absent from the parliamentary meeting to invest or reject Sturza Cabinet. In an appeal published on Tuesday, January 5, the signatory organizations claim that “the activity program and the list of Government can be debated in a deliberative session". Signatory-organizations [...] 2

05/01/2016 4834

Corrupted MPs and politics on Bac

The year that has just begun, made us hopeless. The MPs made us understand that chaos will continue in Moldova and all of us, who pay taxes, will pay for the bills. I do not use to label someone as a criminal until I have a court decision. The current [...] 3

05/01/2016 5965

Moldovan Parliament fails to hold meeting for lack of quorum. Ion Sturza: “Turbulent times ahead in the Republic of Moldova"

A special parliament meeting, during which the candidate nominated for the office of Prime Minister, Ion Sturza, was to unveil his team and the government's action programme, has failed for the lack of quorum, as only 47 MPs were present in the session hall.   "I thought there will be [...] 2

04/01/2016 3347

PM-designate Ion Sturza and candidates for minister sign integrity statements

Prime Minister-designate Ion Sturza and candidates for minister signed integrity statements on Sunday, January 3. Text of the declaration includes a number of criteria of integrity that were worked out by several active Moldovan NGOs in anti-corruption, including the Center for Investigative Journalism. Prime Minister-designate Ion Sturza claims that [...] 2

03/01/2016 6569