Investigations
Connections and Conflicts of Interest Between Candidates and Members of the Contest Commission for the Position of ECtHR Judge

Connections and Conflicts of Interest Between Candidates and Members of the Contest Commission for the Position of ECtHR Judge

The contest for the position of Moldova’s judge to the European Court of Human Rights for the next nine years happens against a background of conflicts of interest and allegations of lack of integrity between c…
01 February
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
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
Concrete Instead of Trees in a Chișinău Forest

Concrete Instead of Trees in a Chișinău Forest

Durlești Forest, located in the suburbs of Chisinau, is destroyed under the eyes of the authorities. Instead of trees growing, we see reinforced concrete constructions all over the place, despite the fact that…
15 January
Political Cases Without Culprits?

Political Cases Without Culprits?

Last year, the General Prosecutor’s Office decided on 19 criminal cases, declaring that their investigation had been politically influenced during the oligarch Vladimir Plahotniuc’s governance. Prosecutor…
05 January
Billion-dollar Bank Fraud Testimonies: “Every Month He Gave Me $100 To Be Always Available on the Phone.”

Billion-dollar Bank Fraud Testimonies: “Every Month He Gave Me $100 To Be Always Available on the Phone.”

Three managers of the companies investigated in the billion-dollar bank fraud case made statements for the first time about their involvement. They revealed the way the companies obtained millions of dollars un…
29 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
STUDY: What Do Judges, Lawyers, and Prosecutors Think about the Justice System Reform Since 2011?

STUDY: What Do Judges, Lawyers, and Prosecutors Think about the Justice System Reform Since 2011?

The Justice System Reform in Moldova started in 2011. According to a survey, judges, prosecutors, and lawyers view the justice quality and the reformative impact the same as five years ago, although opinions di…
17 December 2020
The Major Cases Lost by Moldova at the ECtHR

The Major Cases Lost by Moldova at the ECtHR

The right to a fair trial, the prohibition of torture, the right to liberty and security are just some of the most often violated rights in Moldova, according to a summary of the Center for Legal Resources in M…
12 December 2020
Corruption in 2020: Pronounced Sentences or Releases and Lack of Punishments

Corruption in 2020: Pronounced Sentences or Releases and Lack of Punishments

In 2020, no high-ranking Moldovan officials have been sentenced for corruption. On the contrary, judges delay significant cases or release investigated suspects. Justice Courts defer high-profile cases for year…
10 December 2020

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