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Gheorghe Russu

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

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

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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 invited to share transition experience with "countries of Arab spring"

In the past 20 years Moldova has gone through a lot of changes and the Moldovan authorities, the business community and civil society could share its experience of change with countries of the "Arab spring" - Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco - that have also gone through similar changes lately, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development's (EBRD) communications director Jonathan Charles has said.
INFOTAG, 6 July 2011, 10:35

At a press conference, Jonathan Charles said that during his visit to Chisinau he will speak with the Moldovan officials about the EBRD expansion of its role towards the countries of the south Mediterranean region.

However, Jonathan Charles said that "this does not mean any lessening of the EBRD commitment to Moldova".

The EBRD official said the Bank has "enough funding to be able to look after Moldova and other countries to deal with the funding".

Asked by Infotag whether the EBRD plans to organize some visits by top officials to facilitate the exchange of experience, Jonathan Charles said that it is projected to organize a transition forum at which one will invite officials of a number of the EBRD countries as well as organizations to talk to each other.

"I think that each of the 29 countries of operation have something to share with such states as Tunisia, Egypt and Morocco," Jonathan Charles said.

"In the case of Moldova, we want to find 2-3 really good examples what have gone right and where transition has worked. But we will also look at areas where transition has been difficult because people in Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco will also want to know some of the challenges they will have to overcome," the EBRD official added.

The Head of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Office in Moldova, Libor Krkoska, said that Moldova could share its experience in the field of microfinance and energy efficiency.

Moldova joined the EBRD on May 5, 1992. So far, the EBRD net business volume in Moldova has been over €500 million. Egypt and Morocco are stockholders of the bank but they do not receive funds from the EBRD and the bank does not have offices there. Tunisia is not a member of the bank but has expressed interest in joining it.

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