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13 December 2018
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Gheorghe Russu

Vice-director, The Center for Combating Economic Crimes and Corruption

Parties-Phantoms, Parties - State Institutions, Parties - State Enterprises

Ion PREAŞCĂ

20 parties have registered in the current election campaign. Many people say it is a too big number for such a small country as Moldova. At the same time, much more parties could take part in the election campaign.

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Official Chisinau refutes rumors about Moldova's cession of power station to Ukraine

The Moldovan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration has dispelled rumors that the parliamentarians representing the Liberal, Democratic and Liberal Democratic Parties had allegedly voted at a profiled Standing Committee's meeting on Wednesday in support of the Protocol, signed on February 1, 2010 by Premier Vladimir Filat and then-Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Timoshenko. According to that document, Moldova cedes to Ukraine all its rights on the Dnestrovskaya hydro-accumulation electric station.
INFOTAG, 26 May 2011, 17:51

On Wednesday evening, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Andrei Popov convened an urgent briefing and stated clearly that the February 1, 2010 Protocol does not stipulate cession of the Dnestrovskaya HAES to the neighbor country.

"The said document is identical to the Protocol on negotiations between the governmental delegations of Ukraine and Moldova on reciprocal recognition of rights in settling ownership relations signed between the two countries on July 11. 1994", said Andrei Popov.

In his words, the Protocol stipulated only the giving into Ukraine's ownership a 7.7-km-long piece of the Odessa-Reni Highway that interferes into the Moldovan territory near the Moldovan village of Palanca. In exchange for the highway portion, Moldova received an extra territory to broaden its access to the Danube River.

Popov said that upon completion of demarcation of the Moldo-Ukrainian border, the two countries will sign an appropriate document on mutual recognition of each other's ownership rights.

"At the present moment, Moldova has no legal rights on the Dnestrovskaya hydro-accumulation electric station, and the execution of the Protocol will fix Moldova's title to two quarries in the Chernovtsy oblast [region] of Ukraine - a granite and a gravel ones", said deputy minister Popov.

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