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Political analyses and commentaries on “Governmental policies” topic

Pre electoral context
Igor Botan, September 2, 2016
Presidential elections scheduled for October 30, 2016 take place in a very complicated social-political and economic context. The political crisis erupted in December 2014, when the Moldovan authorities announced that a billion US dollars was illegally evaded from the banking system[]
Impact of the incapacity to elect the chief of state on Moldova’ European integration process (part II)
Igor Botan, February 3, 2012
Institutional crisis related to the Parliament’s incapacity to elect the chief of state is based on the antagonistic polarization of political scene, rather than on imperfect provisions of the Constitution[]
Impact of the incapacity to elect the chief of state on Moldova’ European integration process (part I)
Igor Botan, January 16, 2012
The incapacity of ruling alliance to elect the chief of state has a direct impact on Moldova’s European integration. Violation of the rule of law principles because of vanities and ambitions of AIE leaders are clearly contrary to the Copenhagen EU Membership criteria[]
AIE in zeitnot
Igor Botan, November 1, 2011
AIE is running out of time for a banal reason — the absence of elementary communication between its leaders and the cultivation of practice for putting partners forward a fait accompli. The voting by the PDM faction of a decision to release the presidential election procedure without coordinating it with partners has the features of a vendetta of those pined to the wall, which were thought to be short of counterpart and expected to obey[]
Phoenix Bird and Watermelon
Igor Botan, October 17, 2011
The activity of AIE in the last half year proved that this political structure is incapable to promote the promised reforms and overcome the institutional crisis faced by Moldova for more than two years[]
Sad end of the “success story”
Igor Botan, August 6, 2011
The end of the spring-summer parliamentary session was an occasion to summarize the work of the Alliance for European Integration (AIE)[]
Constitutional crisis: Responsibilities by consequences
Veaceslav Zaporojan, May 15, 2011
Following lots of ECHR judgements against Republic of Moldova, our politicians wanted to find out names of judges who issued rulings that hit the budget of Moldova. In this train of thoughts, it’s also time to learn out the names of lawmakers who made decisions that seriously harmed Moldova, as some ECHR judgements indicate the inappropriate framework, sometimes adopted ungracefully[]
Confused Alliance
Igor Botan, February 28, 2011
AEI will have provisional status and will remain confused, ineffective and scandalous unless a solution will be identified for the presidential elections. So far, the three components of AEI have not even fumbled with a common approach to find a proper solution[]
Political year 2010
Igor Botan, December 31, 2010
The political instability caused by temporary governance has generally featured the year 2010. Efforts aimed to remedy reasons of the uncertainty did not produce the expected results but the organisation of the republican constitutional referendum, parliamentary and regional elections proved the functionality of democratic institutions even in conditions of political instability which generate anti-democratic actions, camouflaged through efforts to overcome the political crisis[]
BOP at the end and beginning of governing…
Igor Botan, December 15, 2009
The phenomenon of change of governance that the Republic of Moldova underwent in 2009 influenced people’s perception regarding the social-political life in Moldova compared with the ruling period of the Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova (PCRM)[]
Will we really get the Russian money?
Maxim Kuzovlev, July 15, 2009
Almost thrilling news. Russia has promised us 500 million dollars after the June 22, 2009 visit of Vladimir Voronin to Moscow. It is true that it will not be free of any charge, but a credit. This announcement was made by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. It is also true that nobody knows when the credit will be released and under what conditions. No one knows if it will be provided in general[]
6th PCRM Congress and its first consequences
Igor Botan, March 31, 2008
The 6th Congress of the Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova (PCRM) from March 15, 2008 made mixed impressions. On one hand, the congress has surely brought some cardinal changes[]
Curse of “interesting times”?
Igor Botan, April 17, 2007
The process of making economic decisions is still unsatisfactory and this is rather a negative signal for foreign partners of Moldova[]
Evolution of perceptions of social-economic and political situation (Part I)
Igor Botan, February 16, 2007
At present, the evolution of perceptions of social-economic and political situation in Moldova must be estimated for two reasons: the absolute victory of the Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova (PCRM) in the Parliament will turn 6 on February 25, 2007; the general local elections scheduled for late May-early June are being prepared[]
Political year 2006
Igor Botan, December 30, 2006
The political year 2006 was difficult for Moldova. It began with the gas crisis and the gas price rose two-fold in the second half of 2006. It was followed by Russia’s embargo on wines, Moldova’s main products for export[]
Governmental monitoring of the EU-Moldova Action Plan’s implementation process
Sergiu Buscaneanu, October 15, 2006
The present article aims to highlight some issues regarding the governmental monitoring of the EU-Moldova Action Plan’s implementation process[]
Supreme Security Council
June 11, 2004
On May 24 the President signed the Decree on the setting up the Supreme Security Council (SSC). In the eyes of opposition the new SSC membership is more of a “politburo”, or rather a “petty government” of the President intended to substitute the Cabinet of Ministers and serve “towards fulfilling dictatorial ambitions of usurping the state power”[]
Moldova gives up on ghosts?
Igor Botan, April 29, 2004
In his speech delivered eight months ago at the 12 anniversary of the Republic of Moldova’s independence, President Vladimir Voronin said “today Moldova gives up on its illusions and old fears”[]
NATO is expanding, whereas Moldova… shrinking?
Viorel Cibotaru, April 25, 2004
As it was to be expected, Moldova’s reactions to seven new states (Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Slovenia, Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania) joining on April 2 the North Atlantic Treaty were reserved and prudent (from authorities) and contemplative and imminent (from opposition and analysts alike)[]
Three years of Tarlev Government
April 20, 2004
On April 19 three years passed since Tarlev’s Government was sworn in. His ruling program “Economy’s revival — country’s revival” was aimed at solving three major issues outlined by President Voronin himself: Transdnistrian conflict, poverty reduction, and fighting corruption[]
Authoritarian tendencies
March 24, 2004
Moldovan authorities’ actions have resembled more and more those of the Belarus authorities lately. This similarity is visible in every respect[]
Public television: to be or not to be?
Alex Florea, March 14, 2004
The issue of public television has been in the public gaze quite regularly. And there are enough grounds for this, to mention just frequent changes to the laws on public television, establishment of a strike committee and the strike that followed, Observer Council and election of the company Chair, censorship, statements of the Anticensorship Committee, persecution of journalists that took part in the protest rallies, etc[]
In Favor of a Coalition Government in Moldova
Ilian Casu, February 26, 2004
Hardly anyone would dispute the fact that the policies of a winning party in democratically held elections matter, yet more important is the style with which they are enforced. An authoritarian and unilateral reform style defines the majoritarian government formed after the accession to power of the Communist Party in February 2001[]
A new mission for Erhard Busek?
Igor Botan, February 16, 2004
Lately Moldova has been overwhelmed by scandals. They pop up regularly in different fields both domestically and abroad, thus shattering the myth about the political stability of the Republic of Moldova[]
2003 political year
Igor Botan, December 14, 2003
The following events have had a major impact on the political scenery of the Republic of Moldova: May general local elections, efforts to federalise Republic of Moldova; joining EU campaign; governing’s campaign promoting Moldovan nationalism, etc[]
Changes in the economic policy?
September 9, 2003
Observers indicate that Government activity, especially of its economic bloc, would significantly improve after Marian Lupu was appointed as a Minister of Economy. He has the knowledge and experience qualifying him for this position[]
Republica Moldova — the country of projects, concepts, strategies…
September 3, 2003
In his speech of August 27 on the Independence Day celebrations, President Voronin stated “Never was Moldova so close to the European processes”. The significance of the message is better grasped if compared to the previous two speeches of 2001 and 2002 entitled “I do believe in Moldova’s future” and “Independence is conditioned by the reintegration of the country”[]
The Reform of Armed Forces of Moldova
Cristian Untila, August 3, 2003
Recently the Parliament has adopted a series of normative acts on the armed forces. Thus, a decision on sending a contingent of Moldovan troops to Iraq was adopted, as well as one on reducing the effective of the National Army and of the Security and Information Service[]
The Moldovan Army
Viorel Cibotaru, May 18, 2003
On 18 April 2003 the Moldovan governmental paper published an interview with the Minister of Defence Victor Gaiciuc on the issue of Moldova’s international military co-operation[]
Two Years in Government — Political Achievements
Igor Botan, April 16, 2003
This April it has been two years since the Chairman of the Communist Party of Moldova (CPM) Vladimir Voronin was elected President of the Republic of Moldova and the Tarlev Cabinet was approved[]
The territorial-administrative reform of the Republic of Moldova
Igor Botan, April 6, 2003
On 21 March the new Law on the Territorial-Administrative Organisation of the Republic of Moldova entered into force. To justify the proposed revision of the local public administration system, the Moldovan authorities have put forward two major arguments[]
Reformation of “Teleradio-Moldova” Company
Cristian Untila, March 9, 2003
Reformation of the “Teleradio-Moldova” Company was in the spotlight of public attention last year. Further, it was the subject of the PACE Resolution recommending Moldovan authorities to turn “Teleradio-Moldova” into a public institution, and thus resolve the conflict between the ruling party and opposition[]
Revision of the local public administration system
March 5, 2003
Local public administration system has taken center stage again. It was easy to foresee that sooner or later Communist Party would revise local public administration, as it was among its key promises made in the parliamentary elections of February 25, 2001[]
Mega-initiative of the President Voronin
February 12, 2003
In the last two years the President of the Republic of Moldova has been very prolific in launching different kind of initiatives. For instance, his most important initiatives in foreign affairs concerned Republic of Moldova integration in the Russia-Belarus Union, Eurasia Union and European Union[]
Overview of year 2002
December 30, 2002
It seems the most important events of the 2002 were: protest rallies at the beginning of the year; OSCE draft on the federalization of the Republic of Moldova; October CIS Summit; Presidential Decree on establishing a National Commission for European Integration; Christian-Democrats initiative to conduct a referendum on joining EU and NATO; and President Voronin’s official visit to Washington[]
Poverty reduction factors
November 25, 2002
A month ago, Prime-Minister Vasile Tarlev declared that elaboration of the Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRSP) should become a priority for all the public officers[]
Moldovan politics labyrinth
November 18, 2002
A series of significant events happened lately in the Republic of Moldova. Firstly, clear signs came to light that Moldovan top leadership gave up their electoral promises. Secondly, European component of the foreign policy has become at least as important as the CIS one[]
The Priorities of the Moldovan Political Forces
September 16, 2002
This week deputies resume their work in Parliament Commissions. The leaders of Parliament factions have already voiced their priorities for the upcoming session[]
Fall political seazon
September 2, 2002
On September 1 the fall political season began. Given upcoming local elections to be held next May, the major concern of political parties right now is getting ready for elections[]
Public Control
July 29, 2002
Lately, public bodies, especially Presidency have launched a series of initiatives, draft laws aimed to draw the public attention. One of those initiatives is the draft law on public control over the state[]
Is it possible to revise the Constitution?
July 1, 2002
Last week the governmental media launched the idea that the Constitution of the Republic of Moldova needs to be revised. This is the second time since the Communist came to power, that a governmental daily launches the idea or revising the Constitution[]
Is a social pact possible in the Republic of Moldova?
March 27, 2002
In an interview offered to the Nezavisimaia Moldova governmental newspaper on March 15, President Vladimir Voronin pointed that the Republic of Moldova “lacks efficient democratic mechanisms, allowing a permanent dialog with the society”[]