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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MOLDOVAGAZ expects to sign 5-year agreement with GAZPROM

Moldovagaz and its majority stockholder - Gazprom (Russia) - think it reasonable to conclude an agreement on natural gas supplying to Moldova on long-term basis as the actual contract works - for 5 years. The respective agreement was attained within a visit of a Moldovan delegation led by the Deputy Minister of Economy, Illarion Popa, to Moscow.
INFOTAG, 19 July 2011, 10:55

According to the Moldovagaz administration, the delegation met with the Deputy Chair of Gazprom's board, Alexander Medvedev, for discussing terms of the contract on natural gas supplying to Moldova beginning 2012.

In order to consider conditions of the new contract on natural gas supplies in details, the parties created a work group, which includes representatives of Gazprom, Ministry of Economy and Moldovagaz. The work group was charged to coordinate all problems connected to the new draft agreement terms as well as the order of its price calculation.

The parties agreed to hold work group meetings every month to prepare a new draft contract that will be considered in October within a Medvedev's visit to Chisinau. It is projected to sign the document before the end of 2011 and to synchronize it with a new contract on gas transit via Moldova.

The actual agreement was signed on December 29, 2006. The natural gas price was calculated on the grounds of a European formula based on Gazprom's arithmetical mean sale price for far abroad countries and rates on gas-oil and black oil over last 9 months. The agreement provided lowering coefficients: 0.75 in 2008, 0.8 in 2009, 0.9 in 2010, and reaching middle-European price by 2011.

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