Moldova's new electoral law ignites street protests

bne IntelliNews July 20, 2017

Opposition politicians believe the new law will prevent them from gaining parliament seats in future elections.

Growth potential of CEE and SEE halved in crisis decade, says IMF official

bne IntelliNews July 13, 2017

Fund’s Europe head warns rapid outflows of skilled workers, ageing workforce and political turmoil are adding to dilemma.

Moldovan central bank hopes foreign investors will help turn banking sector around

Iulian Ernst in Chisinau July 10, 2017

The sale of stakes in two of Moldova's biggest banks could result in the entry of international banking groups that would change the face of the industry, Moldova's deputy central bank governor tells bne IntelliNews.

BSTDB to support Moldova's banking sector overhaul

Iulian Ernst in Chisinau July 4, 2017

Moldova to gain banking expertise from BSTDB member countries as Chisinau seeks investors for country's three largest banks.

Ex-president flees Transnistria as parliament strips him of immunity

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest June 29, 2017

Evgheni Shevchuk is under investigation in five corruption-related cases, which he claims are politically motivated.

COMMENT: Is Moldova’s new election system a threat to democracy?

Dumitru Alaiba of the Policy and Reform Center and Natalia Otel Belan of the Center for International Private Enterprise June 26, 2017

Electoral reforms ahead of Moldova's 2018 general election appear to be an attempt at gerrymandering and will contribute to the country's slide into authoritarianism.

Moldova’s $1bn bank frauds mirrored in Transnistria

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest June 26, 2017

Transnistria to nationalise two banks, liquidate third in connection to $80mn loans extended by central bank, in case that appears to replicate $1bn bank frauds in Moldova.