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4 years after visa liberalization: 1,46 million Moldovans traveled without a visa to EU

Source: IPN, Elena Covalenco

28 April 2018- 4 years ago, the European Union introduced a visa-free regime for the citizens of the Republic of Moldova.

According to the Border Police of Moldova, 1 469 917 Moldovan citizens used the visa-free facility. Out of these, 1 168 000 citizens came back to Moldova (the other 300 thousand could be still traveling (23 April- reporting date), residing based on a permit or having entered EU with an EU passport).

Most of the Moldovans crossed the border at Leușeni-Albița checkpoint (562 076 persons), followed by the Chișinău International Airport (273 300), Cahul-Oancea (256 307) and Sculeni-Sculeni (217 896). The Chișinău International Airport registers more crossings than ever: 1 535 937 people traveled to EU with their biometric passport. Men cross (2,4 million) the border to EU more often than women (1,8 million), while people aged between 26 and 35 are the most active at EU traveling across the age groups.

IPN quotes the European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders that since the visa regime with the EU was liberalized on April 28, 2014, until December 31, 2017, slightly over 14,000 Moldovans were refused entry to the EU because they didn’t meet the entrance conditions, had insufficient financial resources or stayed longer than allowed in the Member States.

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Military Attachés to the Republic of Moldova paid a visit to the motorized infantry brigade “Dacia”

During the visit, the 23 military diplomats from the Republic of Belarus, the Czech Republic, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, USA, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine and the OSCE Mission to the Republic of Moldova got familiar with the structure, and the missions of the brigade. They got introduced to the training objectives set for the current year and the external activities with which the staff is involved in the term and contract of the unit.

The attachés also documented the infrastructure of the “Stefan cel Mare” Brigade, the military technique and the equipment of the unit.

Reminder: This year, the accredited defense attachés in our country carried out similar visits in three units of the National Army.

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Moldova was elected as a member of the Standing Committee of the WHO Regional Office

Yesterday, the Republic of Moldova was elected as a member of the Standing Committee of the Regional Office of the World Health Organization at its 68th Session of the Forum, which takes place in Rome, Italy, between September 17-20 2018.

Our country will hold the membership of the WHO Standing Committee BRE for a period of three years from the date of the election, as recognition of its progress in the implementation of the health policies recommended by the WHO for the universal access to health services of the population.

We mention that the Republic of Moldova became a member of the World Health Organization in 1992.

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Moldova loses over 10% of its human development due to inequality

Moldova ranks 112th out of 189 countries and territories, according to the Human Development Index (IDU) measuring national achievements in health, education, and income. The value of Moldova’s IDU for 2017 is 0.700, placing the country in the category of high human development.

Due to inequality, HDI drops to 0.627, which means a loss of 10.4%.

Between 1990 and 2017, IDU for Moldova increased by 7.5%. However, the growth rate is slower than in countries such as Albania and Armenia. For every 100,000 newborns, 23 women die due to pregnancy complications. The birth rate among girls aged 15 to 19 is 22 per 1,000 women. Women’s participation in the labor market is 39.5%, compared with 45.8% for men.

Women in Moldova live longer but earn less

The Gender inequality index has a value of 0.226 for the Republic of Moldova, ranking it in 2017 in the 48th place out of 160 countries.

Life expectancy at birth for women in Moldova is 76 years, compared with 67.4 years for men. Women’s income represents three-quarters of men’s earnings.

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