8 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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Russia will build up Moldovan vegetable and fruit imports

The Russian Federation has allowed Moldova to increase exports of vegetables and fruit by about one third. The statement was made by the Minister of Agriculture and Food Industry of Moldova, Vasile Bumacov, at a press conference on Monday on results of his recent visit to Moscow.
INFOTAG, 5 July 2011, 11:52

Bumacov said he signed a cooperation memorandum with Russian colleague - Agriculture Minister Elena Skrynnik. The document also provides increase of Moldovan vegetable and fruit imports to Russia by 30%.

"Moldova got green light for vegetables and fruit exports to Russia. It is important that economic agents produce high-quality and safe goods. Russia is interested in importing, namely, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, onion and potatoes", Bumacov said.

According to him, Moldova annually produces 300 thousand tons of potatoes; of which 8% is exported to the European countries and Commonwealth of Independent Countries.

"This year, we forecast rich potato yield: 30-40 tons per hectare on average. Though in order to ensure domestic needs we must import it, we will try to export own potatoes to Russia to meet commitments", Bumacov said.

The Agriculture Minister said he submitted to the RosSelKhozNadzor [Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance] leadership a list of 175 economic agents proposed by the Ministry to export Moldovan vegetables and freight to the Russian market.

"We hope that they will be approved. At the appearance of other aspirants to export own goods, we will make a new list for presentation to Russia. It is important that every economic agent, which wants to export, is a part of profiled associations", Bumacov said.

He said that 10 economic agents, whose exports are suspended due to non-conformity of their goods with Russian market requirements, were not included in the list submitted to the RosSelKhozNadzor.

Also, Moldova has got the right to export pork to the Russian Federation, stated Vasile Bumacov - the Minister of Agriculture and Food Industry of Moldova - at a press conference on Monday.

The Minister justified the decision by the fact that Moldova has pork overproduction; therefore its purchase price is 23-24 lei per kg.

Bumacov said it is not normal that at these low purchase prices, one cannot find meat in shops cheaper than 80-100 lei/kg. Therefore, while the necessary meat consumption per a country resident is 75 kg per year, the indicator is 2 times less in Moldova.

"The meat market in Moldova is monopolized; in this condition, one needs to help economic agents in executing direct pork exports to other countries without intermediaries", Bumacov said.

About 80% of the vegetable and fruit yield of Moldova are exported to Russia. In 2010, Moldova exported about 300 thousand tons of vegetables and fruit (mostly apples) to Russia.

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