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Behind the Scenes of Japanese Agricultural Investments: Emails, Interests, and Affiliated Companies

Behind the Scenes of Japanese Agricultural Investments: Emails, Interests, and Affiliated Companies

ZdG analyzed a series of official emails between the former Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and the former Ambassador of Moldova to Japan. The correspondence reveals interests of more than half a milli…
08 March
The Presidency and the Parliament: Constructive Dialogue or War on Corruption?

The Presidency and the Parliament: Constructive Dialogue or War on Corruption?

Following the Constitutional Court’s decision to declare unconstitutional the decree on the repeated appointment of Natalia Gavrilița to the prime minister post, president Maia Sandu held a press conference. Sh…
05 March
Isn’t Fighting in the Streets Democratic?

Isn’t Fighting in the Streets Democratic?

The presidential elections remained behind and the inaugural event’s emotions were consumed. The Socialist Party and their leader Dodon no longer control the presidency. So what’s next? After the first st…
22 January
Local Corruption of Thousands of Euros for a  Cultural Center’s Renovation Work

Local Corruption of Thousands of Euros for a Cultural Center’s Renovation Work

In the last two years, the authorities invested over 660,000 euros from the state budget in the repair of the community cultural center in Gotești, Cantemir district, southern Moldova. However, ZdG found that t…
22 January
It’s Too Early To Applaud

It’s Too Early To Applaud

The year 2020 is gone and the winter holidays are over as well. Groups of carolers, despite unnaturally warm winter weather, followed the tradition and did their duty: they went from door to door caroling and w…
16 January
How Corruption in Moldovan Football Is (Not) Punished

How Corruption in Moldovan Football Is (Not) Punished

Several corruption scandals have shaken Moldovan football in the last decade. However, the punishments were purely symbolic and did not target any of the notorious people. In early December 2020, law enforcemen…
16 January
OP-ED: Are Russian Troops on the Nistru River a Problem for Moldova?

OP-ED: Are Russian Troops on the Nistru River a Problem for Moldova?

Moscow cannot forgive President Maia Sandu’s statement on the need to withdraw Russian troops from the breakaway Transnistria region, made right after her election win. The subject is periodically resumed…
14 January
EU Confirms: Successful Business Changes Towns, Creates Workplaces, and Attracts Tourists

EU Confirms: Successful Business Changes Towns, Creates Workplaces, and Attracts Tourists

A country house, a modernly equipped dental imaging office, or a venue for events – are just some of the businesses supported by the Local Action Group (LAG) “33 de Vaduri” with the support of…
23 December 2020
OP-ED POLL: Why Don’t the Socialists Want Europe Day on May 9?

OP-ED POLL: Why Don’t the Socialists Want Europe Day on May 9?

The Socialists declared war on Europe Day. A group of deputies registered on Monday, in the Parliament, a draft amendment to modify the calendar of commemorative, holiday and rest days in Moldova. According to…
21 December 2020
The Bohemian Presidency: How the Presidential Administration Spent over €3 Million in the Last Two Years

The Bohemian Presidency: How the Presidential Administration Spent over €3 Million in the Last Two Years

The maintenance expenses of the Moldovan presidency administration have increased more than twice in the last four years. When Igor Dodon was elected head of state in 2016, the maintenance of the building plus…
18 December 2020

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