1 December 2021

Gheorghe Russu

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

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


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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Moldova becomes one step closer to negotiations on free trade zone with EU - MoE

The Republic of Moldova has met its 2Q2011 commitments, having achieved progress needed for the start of negotiations on concluding the much-wanted Agreement on free trade between the republic and the European Union, the Ministry of Economy wrote in its quarterly report on the progress the republic makes in creating a RM-EU free trade zone.
INFOTAG, 28 June 2011, 17:41

The MoE wrote in the report that in the sphere of the infrastructure of quality, 144 national standards, which were at odds with European ones, were cancelled. In the field of sanitary and phytosanitary measures, Moldova has worked out a 2011 national plan to harmonize the domestic legislation with European norms.

To meet European Commission recommendations in the spheres of trade and customs administering, Moldova has carried out a research on tariffs on customs procedures and on bringing them in line with provisions of the World Trade Organization and European Union, which presuppose a phased liquidation of tariffs on customs procedures and replacement of them with a unified fixed rate.

The Ministry of Economy is going to submit the report to the European Commission by June 30. The first such report was sent in last March 15. On June 20, the European Union Council approved the mandate on starting negotiations with Moldova on creating a free trade zone.

The regime of the RM-EU free trade zone envisages a phased liberalization (during 10 years since the signature date) of trade in goods and services, free movement of the labor, lowering of customs rates, elimination of technical and non-tariff barriers, cancellation of quantity restrictions, harmonization of the Moldovan legislation with European standards.

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