President says Moldova facing worst energy crisis in its history

bne IntelliNews October 26, 2022

Moldovans warned to expect blackouts after cut in Russian gas imports for its power plants and the end of electricity imports from Ukraine.

Moldova faces power blackouts after Transnistria halves electricity supplies

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest October 24, 2022

Gazprom cut gas deliveries to pro-Russian separatists in Transnistria, whose power plants supply electricity to all of Moldova.

Emerging Europe is growing faster than expected this year but will stagnate in 2023, says wiiw

Robert Anderson in Prague October 20, 2022

For 2023 the wiiw has revised its forecasts down, and overall Emerging Europe growth will average just 0.3%, barely above the 0.2% predicted for the Eurozone.

Economic damage from Ukraine war pushing households into poverty across Emerging Europe

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow October 19, 2022

Unicef research shows the impact has fallen disproportionately on children, with sharp increases in child poverty across Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

BALKAN BLOG: Moldova wastes opportunity to ignite judicial reforms

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest October 19, 2022

Reforming the justice sector was at the top of the agenda of the new government formed by Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita, but reforms have been slow.

Three Russian missiles cross Moldova's airspace

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest October 10, 2022

Missiles fired towards Ukraine from Black Sea warships appear to have been aimed at testing Moldova’s reaction and increasing tensions among the local population.

Protesters set up 100 tents to occupy main boulevard in Chisinau

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest October 10, 2022

Moldova’s ruling party has accused Chisinau mayor Ian Ceban — a former member of the pro-Russian Socialists — of encouraging the protesters.

VISEGRAD BLOG: European family gathering mostly avoids fights

Robert Anderson in Prague October 9, 2022

European Political Community isolates Russia, welcomes back UK and reassures EU candidate countries.

A tight bear hug or looser embrace for Russia-backed separatists

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow October 9, 2022

With Russia distracted by a war in Ukraine that is not going well, where does that leave the client governments it has backed in three separatist republics in Georgia and Moldova?

Fugitive businessman Ilan Shor's party holds new mass rally in Chisinau

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest September 26, 2022

Shor's party is calling for the resignation of Moldova's government and president.

Moldova’s manufacturing activity plunges to levels not seen since lockdown

bne IntelliNews September 23, 2022

Moldova’s industrial output plunged by 14.4% y/y in July, when the activity in the manufacturing sector reached the lowest level seen in the past decade except for the March-April lockdown months in 2020.

Moldovan president calls for all Russian troops to leave the country

bne IntelliNews September 22, 2022

Maia Sandu tells UNGA that presence of Russian troops in breakaway Transnistria region violates Moldova' neutrality and increases security risks.

Moldova’s retail sales freeze as households expect high energy bills

bne IntelliNews September 21, 2022

Record inflation of over 30% has also dragged down households’ capacity to consume.

Thousands join anti-government protest in Moldova

bne IntelliNews September 18, 2022

Fugitive involved in $1bn bank frauds organised protest against President Maia Sandu and Moldova's reformist government amid high inflation and stagnating economy.

Moldova’s largest bank MAIB seeks listing in Bucharest

bne IntelliNews September 14, 2022

Talks on a listing of Moldova Agroindbank on the Bucharest Stock Exchange are in progress as the bank seeks to raise funds for future development.

Moldova forbids direct flights to Russia after flag carrier announces return to Moscow route

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest September 12, 2022

Russian-owned Air Moldova says it will challenge Civil Aviation Authority's decision that thwarted plans to relaunch Chisinau-Moscow flights in court.

Moldova’s inflation hits 34.3% y/y in August

bne IntelliNews September 12, 2022

Soaring natural gas prices kept Moldova's inflation on upward trajectory despite central bank's rate hikes.

Russian diplomat warns of risk of escalation in Transnistria

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest September 7, 2022

After EU extended military aid to Moldova, ambassador Vitaly Tryapitsyn talked of risk of "hot scenario" in Moldova's Russia-backed separatist Transnistria region.