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Moldova President Igor Dodon visiting Putin: After next elections, I will ask for cancelling the Association Agreement with the EU

On January 17th, the President of the Republic of Moldova, Igor Dodon, met Russia President Vladimir Putin to discuss the Moldo-Russian relations.

The Presidents reportedly talked on the Transnistrian conflict settlement, returning the Moldovan goods on the Russian market, situation of Moldovan working migrants in Russia, economic and commercial cooperation, but also that in the humanitarian and cultural spheres.

In a joint press conference with Putin, Dodon also declared that he would pledge to cancel the Association Agreement of Moldova with the European Union, if his former Socialists’ Party (PSRM) wins a majority at the next Parliament elections.

“I pledged for the cancelling of this Agreement. This document has brought nothing to the Republic of Moldova. We lost the Russian market. (…)

I don’t exclude that, after the next Parliamentary elections when I hope that PSRM will obtain a Parliamentary majority, this Agreement will be cancelled”, declared Dodon.

Moreover, Dodon said that he came with the initiative to sign a memorandum of collaboration with the Eurasian Union: “I proposed that in some weeks we adopt the document. It is a first step of re-approaching. I also asked mr. Vladimir Putin to examine the possibility for the Republic of Moldova to obtain the observer position in the Economic Position in the Euroasian Union”, added the Moldovan President.

In his turn, Putin welcomed Dodon’s visit and showed interest to discuss issues of market sharing, migrant managing and settlement of Transnistrian conflict.

“Moldova is an important partner of Russia in the region. Unfortunately, we know that the relations between our countries are not the best lately. The diminishing degree of (business) affairs by two times speaks about it. I hope that your first visit in Russia will be an impulse to the development of the relations on all dimensions. Surely I and my colleagues are congratulating you on the victory in the elections”, stressed Putin.

Both agreed to accelerate the negotiations process on solving the Transnistrian conflict.


The Presidents exchanged gifts as well. Thus, Dodon gave Putin a sculpture of former Moldovan ruler Dimitrie Cantemir and the Russian czar Peter the Great as a sign of “centuries’ friendship”.

On the other hand, Putin offered to Dodon a Battle chess table and a map of the old Moldavia kingdom. Dodon had for no reason to stress that once Moldova contained a part of the current Romania, while the latter contains now a part of Hungary.

Igor Dodon is conducting his first foreign visit as President in Moscow, Russia. He stressed for several times that the relations with Russia are crucial for Moldova.

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A group of Democratic Party deputies demanded temporary suspension of President Igor Dodon

President Igor Dodon is on the brink of his fourth temporary suspension after he repeatedly refused to appoint two candidates as ministers.

Today, a group of deputies of the Democratic Party submitted a petition to the Constitutional Court, requesting “a statement of the circumstances justifying the interim president of the Republic of Moldova in order to overcome the constitutional blockade generated by the deliberate refusal to fulfill the constitutional obligation of the appointment of some members of the Government.”

Reminder: Although Prime Minister Pavel Filip declared he will insist on the two candidatures, Igor Dodon refuses to sign the decrees for the appointment of the new ministers proposed by PDM. Dodon said that Silvia Radu, proposed for the position of Minister of Health, would not be a specialist in the given field, and Nicolae Ciubuc, who was promoted to the Minister of Agriculture, would have problems of integrity.

Silvia Radu, proposed as Minister of Health, Labor and Social Protection

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Dodon refuses to appoint the two ministers. PM Filip will ask the CCM to suspend the president

The political spectacle continues. President Igor Dodon sent a letter to Prime Minister Pavel Philip informing him that he did not accept to nominate the two candidates for the positions of Minister of Health, Labor and Social Protection (Silvia Radu), as well as agriculture and food industry (Nicolae Ciubuc), proposed by the Democratic Party.

“I think everyone has to deal with what they’re better at. One needs to understand the difference between paracetamol and aspirin,” the head of state said.

Moreover, Igor Dodon believes that this is done in order to launch these candidates in the election campaign later on.

In reply, Prime Minister Pavel Filip said that President Igor Dodon’s refusal to accept the two proposed ministers is a new violation of the Constitution.

“We will address the Constitutional Court to call for a solution to this institutional blockage that the head of state is trying to provoke,” the prime minister declared.

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James Pettit: The process of European integration is slowing down

Compared to the year 2016, Moldova’s European integration process has recently slowed down. The statement belongs to the US Ambassador to Chisinau, James Pettit. During a show at TVR Moldova television, the diplomat mentioned that a cause of the slowdown may be the fact that the Republic of Moldova is on the verge of parliamentary elections, IPN reports.

The ambassador considers that the biggest challenge in terms of European integration of the Republic of Moldova is corruption, which exists in all areas. At the same time, the diplomat claims that there are several areas that are not working well, including the legal sector that has not made much progress in recent years. As a national tragedy, the ambassador called the migration of the population of the Republic of Moldova.

The Ambassador said that the US is providing training through its programs for judges, lawyers, and civil servants.

“From time to time we have experts in the US or in Europe who can train these officials,” declared Pettit.

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