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Metropolitan Vladimir about taxes: There is sacrifice in the Orthodox church, and the church ministers live out of Christians’ sacrifices

Churches in Moldova live “out of the Christians’ sacrifices, but they aren’t charged taxes, unlike the Christian people.

ÎPS Vladimir, in an interview for Prime.md, argues that there is financial transparency within the Moldovan Orthodox Church, and those in the Church leadership “take this into account, and each year, before the archbishops, the deacons pay attention.”

Moreover, the official noted that from the money paid by Christians to churches are paid for communal services, or as salaries to the priests and to the employees of the churches. Vladimir explained that although the prices displayed, such as 300, 500 lei for a Baptism ritual, are sometimes criticized – this money “goes to the maintenance of this Church”.

Reminder: On December 30, a group of members of the Orthodox Church of Moldova launched a petition demanding financial and decisional transparency from the leadership of the Orthodox Church of Chisinau and of Moldova.

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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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