Moldovan prosecutors request arrest warrant for former leader Plahotniuc

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest October 11, 2019

Oligarch who was Moldova's most powerful politician until recently is wanted for money laundering in connection to the three banks at the centre of Moldova's $1bn bank frauds.

Moldova plans to extend operating licence to telco in separatist Transnistria

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest October 8, 2019

Plans to issue licence to Interdnestrkom is part of steps towards settlement of Transnistria conflict, but Chisinau-based telcos Orange Moldova and Moldcell say they should be compensated for lost business.

OPINION: Igor-nomics brings Moldova to the brink of disaster

Christina Petru in Vienna October 6, 2019

Moldovan President Igor Dodon has sought to rebrand himself as neutral between east and west and an economic liberal, but his current actions — and past online musings — tell a different story.

Prosecutors seize €34.5mn of Air Moldova assets including two aircraft

bne IntelliNews October 4, 2019

Anti-corruption prosecutors say seizure is connected to a money laundering case concerning the privatisation of Air Moldova last year.

Moldova signs €264mn funding package to connect to Romania’s power grid

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest September 27, 2019

Project is of critical importance for the diversification of Moldova’s electricity supply — but highlights the need for more generation capacity in Romania.

Prosecutors freeze assets of Air Moldova and private company that purchased it

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest September 24, 2019

The seizure was carried out in connection to "large scale money laundering" during the privatisation of Air Moldova, prosecutors from Moldova’s National Anticorruption Centre announced.