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8 December 2021
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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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Small business initiatives 'are sabotaged'

The initiatives of small business owners are sabotaged; this is the only explanation to the existing institutional blockage, thinks Eugen Roscovanu, the president of the Small Businesses Association (AMB).
Info-Prim Neo, 8 July 2011, 13:44

"We all know that there is an oligarchy in Moldova that strives to institute a total monopoly over all modes of selling commodities in our country", Eugen Roscovanu told a press conference on Thursday.

According to him, a great part of the small business owners are forced to operate semi-legally and often are not able to prove the lawfulness of their business, because authorities are not receptive to the hundreds of petitions from business owners with concrete proposals that would make doing business easier.

"The institutional blockage that we are witnessing, the opacity of state institutions, including legislative and executive, have no other explanation than the intention to sabotage reforms that should exist in this area", declared Eugen Roscovanu.

He thinks that the law on small and mid-sized enterprises is obsolete and needs an update. "The Small Businesses Association, independent entrepreneurs, send proposals on a quarterly basis to the Government and Parliament, calling for a document that extends the areas of operations allowed under an entrepreneurial patent".

Roscovanu also stated that both the executive and the legislative should be concerned with promoting reforms and developing legal and normative instruments that are consistent with how small business owners operate.

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