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How much do President Dodon’s official trips cost?

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In 2017, 2018, and in the first quarter of 2019, President Igor Dodon carried out 37 official and working visits abroad. They cost a total of 2,719,071 lei, money covered from the public budget.

Data was presented by the President’s Office at the request of the Center for Policies and Reforms. According to the document, 16 out of the 37 were destined for the Russian Federation.

“Only 13% of them were destined for a state in the European Union, and 46% of the trips were carried out in the same state: the Russian Federation”, mentioned CPR Moldova.

Thus, in 2017 expenditures, including money for daily allowance, rent, and transportation,

amounted to 1 135 479 lei, in 2018 – 1 325 958 lei, and in the current year – 257 634 lei.

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BREAKING: The Judges of the Moldovan Constitutional Court have resigned

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Between 7th and 9th of June, the Constitutional Court declared unconstitutional the election of the Moldovan Parliament’s leadership and the vote of the new Government, and later instituted the interim presidential post, after having previously decided that the deadline for voting a new government was June 7, 2019, not June 9, as previously, publicly mentioned.

The decisions coincided with the position of the Democratic Party of Moldova (DPM), which declared the votes in the Parliament as unlawful (votes through which the speaker was elected and the Sandu Government was established), and therefore called for the early elections. However, the “synchronization” between DPM and the CC is not a coincidence. Out of the six judges of the High Court, three of them were former DPM deputies, and two of them were included in the CC in a short time before the parliamentary elections in February. CC decisions have raised more criticism and have been questioned by several experts and officials, including international officials.

Judges of the Constitutional Court have resigned in their bodies. The announcement was made public through a press release published on the Constitutional Court website. Resignation of constitutional judges comes after more than two weeks, experts, politicians, non-governmental organizations and members of civil society, have criticized the latest decisions taken by the Constitutional Court, demanding the resignation of constitutional judges.

Reminder: On June 14, DPM announced that it was withdrawing from the government, and on the second day, Saturday, June 15, the CC decided to revise and cancel the decisions taken between June 7-9, which were favorable to Plahotniuc’s party. Eventually, on 20 June, the President of the Constitutional Court, Mihai Poalelungi, resigned.

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The Russian delegation was readmitted to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

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The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) voted in favor of Russia’s return to this court. The decision was taken five years after the Russian delegation was revoked from the composition of the Parliamentary Assembly because of the illegal annexation of the Crimean peninsula.

Andrei Nastase, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Internal Affairs, voted for the readmission of the Russian Federation delegation to PACE. Nastase declared that “it was not an easy decision,” but he voted for Russia’s return to PACE in order for this institution to have a positive influence on Russia in human rights and rule of law issues.

Russia has voted 118 votes in favor of Russia’s vote in the Parliamentary Assembly, 62 voted against, and 10 abstained. From the delegation of the Moldovan Parliament to PACE, MPs Andrei Nastase (Dignity and Truth Platform, ‘ACUM’ bloc leader) and Vlad Batrincea (Socialist Party) voted for the return of Russia. However, MP Mihail Popsoi (Action and Solidarity Party) opposed this decision.

In 2014, Russia lost voting rights to PACE after taking over Crimea and supporting military separatists in eastern Ukraine. Russia responded in 2016 by boycotting the Assembly and refused in 2017 to pay its annual contribution of 33 million euros, about 7% of the Council’s budget.

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Moldovan PM Maia Sandu met Russian Deputy PM Dmitry Kozak: A pragmatic dialogue based on the national interest of Moldova

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Yesterday, PM Maia Sandu had a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Kozak, who is on a visit to Chisinau.

Maia Sandu emphasized that there are no incompatibilities between the EU-RM Free Trade Area and the Free Trade Area within the CIS. Moreover, Sandu stressed that the Chisinau government will promote a predictable foreign policy, based on the objective of European integration and the implementation of the Association Agreement with the EU while developing mutually beneficial relations with the Russian Federation.

In the context of talks on the Transnistrian region, Prime Minister Maia Sandu drew the attention of interlocutors on the need to halt the illegal trade patterns that harm all the neighboring countries, but also on the need to ensure transparency and predictability in the supply of the natural gas region.

Reminder: Yesterday, after a meeting with President Igor Dodon, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Kozak said that Vlad Plahotniuc is responsible for freezing the bilateral relations between Moldova and Russia.

“Our position is that the Republic of Moldova was captured by a murderer… We are happy that this criminal, who has captured the Republic of Moldova in recent years, has left the country,” Dmitry Kozak said.

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