Moldova

Ukraine's Zelenskiy seeks support from Southeast Europe at Tirana summit

bne IntelliNews February 28, 2024

Ukrainian president and Albanian prime minister warn of Russian threat to destabilise the region.

Macron says sending Nato ground troops to Ukraine should not be ruled out

bne IntelliNews February 27, 2024

French president says Russia now presents a greater danger and nothing should be excluded.

Moldova’s separatist Transnistria rumoured to be seeking unification with Russia

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest February 23, 2024

Speculation leaders in Tiraspol could ask Russia to make separatist region part of the Federation at a congress next week.

World Bank says Emerging Europe needs tougher targets to reach net zero by 2060

Aidą Kadyrzhanova in Prague February 22, 2024

New World Bank report charts path to net zero energy in Emerging Europe and Central Asia, but says current ambitions are too modest.

With decisive actions, net zero energy is within reach in Emerging Europe and Central Asia, says new World Bank report

IntelliNews Press Release Service February 22, 2024

A new World Bank report released today lays out pathways for countries in the emerging Europe and Central Asia region to make the shift towards renewable energy and reduce their fossil fuel dependence.

With decisive actions, net zero energy is within reach in the Emerging Europe and Central Asia, says new World Bank report

IntelliNews Press Release Service February 22, 2024

A new World Bank report released today lays out pathways for countries in the emerging Europe and Central Asia region to make the shift towards renewable energy and reduce their fossil fuel dependence.

Moldova’s industrial activity shrank by 3.6% y/y in 2023

bne IntelliNews February 22, 2024

Moldova's industrial facilities had to reduce operations dramatically in the winter of 2022-23, as natural gas resources were limited and costly.

Balkans a prime target for Russia's unconventional warfare tactics

bne IntelliNews February 22, 2024

Moldova and Montenegro already targets of Russian destabilisation efforts, says RUSI report.

Moldova's trade balance narrowed by 8.5% y/y to 27% of GDP in 2023

bne IntelliNews February 19, 2024

Both imports and exports contracted in 2023.

Moldova starts screening laws as it prepares for EU accession talks

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest February 8, 2024

President Maia Sandu says step is crucial for the country's European path, as it sets the stage for accession negotiations.

Moldova cuts policy rate by 50bp to 4.25%

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest February 7, 2024

Inflation has fallen dramatically since 2022 and remained within the target band for the third consecutive month in December.

wiiw projects brighter 2024 for Emerging Europe

bne IntelliNews January 30, 2024

Vienna-based think-tank expects growth to get back on track this year, but warns of risks from a Trump victory in the US and escalation of fighting in Ukraine or Gaza.

CENUSA: EU faces consequences of geopolitical crises as Eastern Europe enters complex political-electoral phase

Denis Cenusa in Giessen January 30, 2024

Eurosceptics' ability to exploit protests will test the EU's potential to influence its Eastern Neighbourhood. At the same time, electoral cycles in Eastern Europe favour the consolidation and perpetuation of autocracies.

Moldova’s sunflower oil exports reach new record in 2023

bne IntelliNews January 26, 2024

Moldova has shifted from exporting sunflower seeds to processed products, with oil and groats exports up sharply.

MEPs call for EU to be reformed ahead of enlargement

bne IntelliNews January 23, 2024

Expanded EU with 35 members cannot function with the current rules, says report backed by European Parliament committees.

OUTLOOK 2024 SE Europe

bne IntelliNews January 23, 2024

Following a challenging 2023 marked by energy and inflation crises triggered by the conflict in Ukraine, the economies across Southeast Europe are poised for a modest rebound in 2024.

Moldova’s industrial recovery proves to be short-lived

bne IntelliNews January 22, 2024

The industrial output index contracted by 6.1% y/y in November, after it posted encouraging growth rates in September and October.

Moldova’s inflation eases to 4.2% y/y in December

bne IntelliNews January 12, 2024

Consumer subsidies brought down prices of electricity, natural gas and district heating, lowering inflation.

CENUSA: The Hungarian-Russian factor and the Ukrainian dimension of the EU's eastern enlargement

Denis Cenusa in Giessen January 2, 2024

The Hungarian-Russian factor, combined and separately, entails risks to the sustainability of the enlargement process of the European project.

Moldovan president says “new page” opens in country’s history as it gets go-ahead for EU talks

bne IntelliNews December 15, 2023

Moldova and Ukraine to start EU accession negotiations, Georgia gains candidate status, but Bosnia must put in more work before starting talks.

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