Moldova

New coronavirus cases decline across emerging Europe but the epidemic’s not over yet

bne IntelliNews May 29, 2020

Steady growth in new cases in several countries despite easing of lockdowns, numbers pushed up by outbreaks at industrial plants.

Moldovan PM alienates closest EU ally with Facebook corruption claim

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest May 25, 2020

Ion Chicu writes on social media platform that Romania is Europe's most corrupt country and slams Bucharest’s handling of COVID-19 pandemic at a moment when Chisinau already risks losing EU funding.

Business rallies to help in fight against coronavirus across Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Ben Aris in Berlin May 20, 2020

Business leaders across the Former Soviet Union are using some of the riches they have amassed in the last three decades to help in the fight against the coronavirus.

Moldova’s head prosecutor accuses Plahotniuc in u-turn on $1bn bank frauds

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest May 19, 2020

Moldova to issue extradition request for oligarch who was the country’s most powerful politician until his party was ousted from office last June.

Moldova considers issuing first Eurobonds since 1997

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest May 14, 2020

Chisinau to use funds raised for infrastructure projects after $200mn loan offered by Russia was blocked by the Constitutional Court.

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