#Investigation
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
2020 Top for ZdG: The Most-Read Investigations, Reports, and Interviews

2020 Top for ZdG: The Most-Read Investigations, Reports, and Interviews

In 2020, the website www.zdg.md hosted the most readers in its history: 5 million. The news, surveys, interviews, and reports of ZdG journalists were read, distributed, and discussed both online and in many loc…
15 January
Rigged Matches and Corruption in the Moldovan Football

Rigged Matches and Corruption in the Moldovan Football

National Anticorruption Center prosecutors investigate eleven people in a criminal case of manipulating sports events. Presidents of football clubs, directors of sports schools, and players representing 5 teams…
08 December 2020
The Mayor Who Bought a Village

The Mayor Who Bought a Village

Ten years after the floods wiped the Cotul Morii village from Hîncești district off the map, people still cannot do property deeds on the new houses, built by the authorities on a hill, next to the old village.
18 September 2020
Testing the Effectiveness of Disinfectants: Mission Impossible in Moldova

Testing the Effectiveness of Disinfectants: Mission Impossible in Moldova

The COVID-19 pandemic has made disinfectants indispensable worldwide, and the market demand has led to counterfeit disinfectants’ appearance. The ZdG team carried an experiment and tried testing three local dis…
12 September 2020
THE BILL FOR CHIȘINĂU ARENA

THE BILL FOR CHIȘINĂU ARENA

The new sports complex Chișinău Arena was to open in October 2019, one year after its construction started. Today, people cannot spend their free time inside the Arena, although almost a year has passed since t…
05 September 2020
The National Integrity Authority Issues Fines of Over 1,000 Euros to Judges, Civil Servants, and a Prosecutor

The National Integrity Authority Issues Fines of Over 1,000 Euros to Judges, Civil Servants, and a Prosecutor

Between August 17-22, a member of the Superior Council of Magistracy, three judges, a prosecutor, nine mayors and other public officials were targeted by the Integrity Inspectorate. At the same time, in the con…
24 August 2020
Two Employees of Moldova’s Customs Service Released from Office

Two Employees of Moldova’s Customs Service Released from Office

The disciplinary commission of the Customs Service ordered the dismissal of two customs officials from Leușeni Customs Office, in the Western part of Moldova. Internal investigations revealed that they have com…
21 August 2020
The Ministry of Internal Affairs Asked Permission to Purchase Equipment Worth Over Half a Million Euros without Organizing a Public Procurement Procedure

The Ministry of Internal Affairs Asked Permission to Purchase Equipment Worth Over Half a Million Euros without Organizing a Public Procurement Procedure

Pavel Voicu, the Minister of Internal Affairs asked Prime Minister Ion Chicu, who lead the Exceptional Situations Commission, for the right to purchase radio terminals worth over half a million euros (11.5 mill…
02 August 2020
Behind the Scenes of ZdG Investigations

Behind the Scenes of ZdG Investigations

On July 23, a colleague’s grandmother called the newsroom, crying like a child. She had just received the new issue of ZdG, read the investigation of her granddaughter, Diana Gațcan, and got restless. She…
31 July 2020

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