Labour Inspection employee convicted to seven years in prison for corruption

An employee of the Territorial Work Inspectorate of Gagauzia was sentenced to seven years imprisonment for acts of corruption, including extortion and illegal hiring.


Corruption Perceptions Index 2016: Moldova at 123rd place with a score of 30/100

Moldova lost 20 positions in the corruption watchdog's Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) survey for 2016, ranking 123rd out of a total 176 countries and worst in Southeastern Europe (SEE). Moldova achieved a score of 30 in the 2016 survey, versus 33 in 2015.


A new asset recovery mechanism will be created in Moldova according to the draft law adopted by Parliament

15 december 2016
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The illegal assets recovery agency will be an autonomous subdivision of the National Anti-Corruption Centre. The agency will conduct prosecutions and will accumulate evidence and information on assets located abroad through similar international institutions.


Leading Moldovan civil society organisations sign a Public Appeal on civil society anti-corruption strategic priorities

13 december 2016
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The appeal contains legislative and administrative action proposals for the new National Anti-Corruption Strategy 2017-2019. The priorities relate to the fight against high-level corruption, anti-corruption actions in the judicial sector, corruption at the political level, ensuring transparency, fight against corruption in private sector, and education.


Global Corruption Barometer suggests high levels of parliamentary corruption

16 November 2016
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According to the TI Global Corruption Barometer 2016 survey, citizens in Moldova are the most concerned by corruption in Europe, with 67 percent of respondents rating it as one of the greatest issues facing their society. In Moldova, 76 percent of respondents believe that their parliamentary representatives are highly corrupt. The frequency of bribe paying in Moldova is at 42 percent.


Pro-Russian candidate triumphs in Moldovan presidential race

14 November 2016
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Socialist candidate Igor Dodon beat his pro-European challenger, Maia Sandu, at the Moldovan presidential elections, taking over 54% of the vote. Amongst other reasons, the result also draws back to the 2014 banking scandal involving the looting of $1 billion, which led to Moldovans believing that members of the pro-EU elite were complicit to the crime. Despite this, Prime Minister Pavel Filip claims Moldova is still firmly on a pro-EU trajectory, and has seen Brussels offer trade perks in exchange for political commitments to reform and fight corruption.


Moldova to vote for new president

28 October 2016
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The contest is widely seen as pitting those who support closer integration with the European Union against those who want to expand relations with Russia. From the two candidates, Action and Solidarity’s Maia Sandu favours the former, while the Socialist Party’s Igor Dodon has said Moldova must rebuild trade and economic ties with Moscow. First round results showed that the pro-Russian front-runner had a strong lead over the pro-European candidate before a second round in November.


US probes Moldovan corruption tied to $1 billion theft

13 October 2016
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The US is investigating alleged corruption linked to a massive bank theft in Moldova. A former deputy chief of the Moldovan anti-money laundering unit told The Wall Street Journal that he met with US government investigators with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security in the summer, and answered questions about the suspicious disappearance of $1 billion in 2014 from Moldovan banks.


PACE urges Moldovan authorities not to persecute the witnesses in the Plahotniuc case

11 October 2016
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Members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) called for the Moldovan authorities to refrain from any political intimidation of activists and key witnesses willing to testify against Vladimir Plahotniuc, the first deputy chairman of the Democratic Party, in regard to his involvement in money laundering schemes.


New voter information platform probes candidates’ secrets

5 October 2016
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Investigative journalists launched Prezidentiale 2016, an online source for voters who want to know who the candidates are, what businesses they are involved in, and where their money is coming from. Reporters have worked for months to identify the assets, connections, and business and criminal histories of all candidates running in Moldova’s presidential election.


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