Moldovan president aims to return Chisinau airport to state ownership after Rothschild deal

bne IntelliNews August 22, 2019

2013 concession of Chisinau airport to a “group of crooks” must be investigated, says President Igor Dodon, after re-sale of the airport’s operator to financier Nat Rothschild.

Moldova’s fragile coalition put to the test by fiscal tightening agreed with IMF

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest August 13, 2019

The Socialists’ opposition to fiscal provisions threatens to become the first formal conflict within their fragile alliance with the pro-EU ACUM bloc.

Moldova seeks to wipe out cigarette smuggling on eastern border

bne IntelliNews July 15, 2019

New government in Chisinau claims cigarette smuggling via the separatist republic of Transnistria was allowed to flourish under the previous administration.

IMF, Moldova reach staff-level agreement that will unlock next loan tranche

bne IntelliNews July 10, 2019

IMF officials commend "sound" 2019 supplementary budget and rehabilitation of banking sector, as the Fund prepares to issue a loan tranche of around $46.5mn.

Moldovan prosecutors reportedly seize properties connected to former leader Plahotniuc

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest July 3, 2019

Several properties registered with Finpar Invest Ltd have been seized in a money-laundering case, Rise Moldova investigative NGO reported, but the legal grounds for the seizures are unclear.