Moldova’s President Dodon wants Russian-style rewrite of constitution

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest July 30, 2020

Officials in Chisinau are studying the recent constitutional changes in Russia, which made it possible for President Vladimir Putin to stay in power until 2036.

Moldova’s industry recovers in May

bne IntelliNews July 22, 2020

Moldovan companies received modest public support during the coronacrisis and avoided suspending operations, but this had a negative impact on the epidemiological situation in the country.

Pro-EU opposition in Moldova attempts to overthrow government

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest July 17, 2020

PAS and PPDA might oust Ion Chicu's government but there is no combination of compatible parties that could form a new majority in the current parliament. The only certain outcome is that the challenge will strengthen President Dodon's position.

Spotify to enter Russia, other emerging Europe markets in new expansion drive

bne IntelliNews July 15, 2020

In Russia, the move by Spotify will put pressure on local internet majors Yandex and Group that also offer music streaming services.

Moldova seeks $550mn from IMF and new €100mn MFA with EU

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest July 9, 2020

PM Ion Chicu says a new IMF arrangement is "essential" to help Moldova through the coronacrisis.