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România rămâne dedicată parteneriatului strategic pentru integrarea europeană a Republicii Moldova

România rămâne dedicată parteneriatului strategic pentru integrarea europeană a Republicii Moldova

În această toamnă, peste 40 de medici și asistente medicale și șapte paramedici din Republica Moldova au venit la spitalul modular COVID-19 din Lețcani, de lângă Iași, pentru a oferi ajutor lucrătorilor medicali români.

23 Nov 2021
Preşedinta Republicii Moldova, pro-occidentala Maia Sandu, face, marţi, o vizită oficială în România vecină

Preşedinta Republicii Moldova, pro-occidentala Maia Sandu, face, marţi, o vizită oficială în România vecină

Vizita, precizează Administraţia Prezidenţială de la Bucureşti, reprezintă un foarte bun prilej de reconfirmare a relaţiei speciale, privilegiate, de Parteneriat Strategic pentru integrarea europeană a Republicii Moldova, bazate pe comunitatea de limbă, cultură şi istorie.

22 Nov 2021
Uniunea Europeană recunoaşte, de marţi, certificatele de vaccinare anti-COVID-19 eliberate de Republica Moldova

Uniunea Europeană recunoaşte, de marţi, certificatele de vaccinare anti-COVID-19 eliberate de Republica Moldova

49 de ţări şi teritorii de pe cinci continente sunt conectate la sistemul certificatului digital COVID al Uniunii.

16 Nov 2021
The gas crisis: Chisinau’s Pyrrhic victory in the negotiations with Gazprom

The gas crisis: Chisinau’s Pyrrhic victory in the negotiations with Gazprom

Announced with bells and whistles as a big thing achieved by the Republic of Moldova with regard to the gas supply from Russia, the new contract with Gazprom is not exactly a success, either economically or politically.

Mădălin Necșuțu
Mădălin Necșuțu
01 Nov 2021
The Republic of Moldova is still vulnerable to Russia

The Republic of Moldova is still vulnerable to Russia

The pro-European government in Chisinau has entered a complicated period. Judicial reform has already begun in force and has already generated an internal crisis due to the detention of the prosecutor general, a measure that has been described as too harsh by some analysts, recalling a real "judicial blietzkrieg". This is exactly the kind of situation that Russia usually exploits, and Moscow has a few levers at its disposal to ensure that Moldova goes in the direction it wants.

Mădălin Necșuțu
Mădălin Necșuțu
11 Oct 2021
Chisinau’s diplomatic offensive and the sinuous road from image to success

Chisinau’s diplomatic offensive and the sinuous road from image to success

After Maia Sandu and PAS took over the reins of power, Chisinau started a genuine diplomatic offensive. There is openness towards the Republic of Moldova in the western chancelleries, as well as willingness to help, but that is no guarantee for success. A decade ago, the country was in a similar situation, but the failure of the governments that followed eventually led to years of isolation.

Mădălin Necșuțu
Mădălin Necșuțu
04 Oct 2021
“Football paradiplomacy” or how Transnistria has come into the limelight in Europe thanks to sports

“Football paradiplomacy” or how Transnistria has come into the limelight in Europe thanks to sports

Sheriff Tiraspol, Moldova’s top football club, may be used by the regime in Transnistria to give some visibility to the separatist region and to try to gain a minimum of legitimacy on the international stage.

Mădălin Necșuțu
Mădălin Necșuțu
13 Sep 2021
România reafirmă că sprijină modernizarea Armatei Republicii Moldova

România reafirmă că sprijină modernizarea Armatei Republicii Moldova

Intensificarea cooperării militare bilaterale a dominat, la jumătatea lunii august, și prima discuție telefonică dintre ministrul român al Apărării și noul său omolog din statul vecin.

28 Aug 2021
Dumitru Alaiba: “Transnistria is not an "issue", it’s a corruption scheme in place for more than 30 years now.”

Dumitru Alaiba: “Transnistria is not an "issue", it’s a corruption scheme in place for more than 30 years now.”

Dumitru Alaiba is one of the most vocal and visible deputies of the Action and Solidarity Party (PAS), which became the ruling party in Chisinau. On the eve of the 30th anniversary of the proclamation of Moldova's independence, Veridica spoke with Dumitru Alaiba about Russia's declining influence in Chisinau, the interests that link some Moldovan politicians to Transnistria, but also about corruption and the politics of the past 30 years.

Mădălin Necșuțu
Mădălin Necșuțu
25 Aug 2021
The huge stake in the complicated equation of destroying Soviet ammunition in Transnistria

The huge stake in the complicated equation of destroying Soviet ammunition in Transnistria

The possibility of destroying the ammunition of Soviet origin kept in depos in the village of Cobasna, in the Transnistrian separatist region, has aroused Moscow's interest, at least at a declarative level.

Mădălin Necșuțu
Mădălin Necșuțu
18 Aug 2021
Will the pro-European power in Chișinău capitalize on its victory to the benefit of Moldova?

Will the pro-European power in Chișinău capitalize on its victory to the benefit of Moldova?

The Republic of Moldova has been presented with a historic opportunity, after pro-European forces, represented by the Action and Solidarity Party (PAS), have secured the Parliament, the Government and the Presidency. The post-Soviet period of transition may now be over, and the pro-European track, which has been in the limelight in Chișinău for three decades, may become irreversible.

Mădălin Necșuțu
Mădălin Necșuțu
27 Jul 2021
How the new power in Chisinau will manage the relation with Moscow. Threats from the Kremlin

How the new power in Chisinau will manage the relation with Moscow. Threats from the Kremlin

After winning the presidential elections, Maia Sandu has stabilized and secured the relations with the country’s closest neighbors - Romania and Ukraine. The legitimate question arises whether she has also managed to stabilize the complicated relationship between the Republic of Moldova and Russia, especially in the new context created by the recent parliamentary elections, won by the Action and Solidarity Party (PAS), which she has founded.

Mădălin Necșuțu
Mădălin Necșuțu
19 Jul 2021
Transnistria: The Impossible Problem of the Republic of Moldova

Transnistria: The Impossible Problem of the Republic of Moldova

Transnistria is Moldova's impossible problem to solve, a problem all the more serious as this state is, right now, ideologically torn, simultaneously being pulled in opposite directions, by the West and Russia. The subject is even hotter if you consider that, on July 11, elections are taking place in the Republic of Moldova.

Horia Sârghi
Horia Sârghi
04 Jul 2021
FAKE NEWS: Western enemies have access to classified information and are influencing politics in Chișinău

FAKE NEWS: Western enemies have access to classified information and are influencing politics in Chișinău

Former officers with the so-called “power structures” in the Republic of Moldova have intervened in the election campaign to express concern with the developments at home, but also to warn that foreign powers have access to external information. The narratives are part of the anti-Western rhetoric employed by pro-Russian political parties in Chișinău in the election campaign.

Mădălin Necșuțu
Mădălin Necșuțu
16 Jun 2021
Electoral programs before the elections in Moldova: between promises and populism

Electoral programs before the elections in Moldova: between promises and populism

Early parliamentary elections will be held in Moldova on July 11. The list of candidates is long, with no less than 53 parties and electoral blocs officially registered to take part in the race for 101 parliament seats. Of these, no more than six have a real chance of crossing the electoral thresholds of 5% for parties or 7% for electoral blocs consisting of two or more parties. Veridica carried out a brief x-ray of the electoral programs proposed by the main competitors.

Mădălin Necșuțu
Mădălin Necșuțu
14 Jun 2021
The geopolitics of lending: Moscow’s concocted counteroffer to the EU’s financial assistance to Chișinău

The geopolitics of lending: Moscow’s concocted counteroffer to the EU’s financial assistance to Chișinău

With the early parliamentary election in the Republic of Moldova around the corner, the political and economic chatter is again focusing on the benefits for Chișinău. The matter has again sparked a polemic: would it be better for the Republic of Moldova to head east or west? A persistent question which Moldovan politicians have been juggling with for three decades, while Moldova remains one of Europe’s poorest and most corrupt countries, with one of the largest shares of population migration.

Mădălin Necșuțu
Mădălin Necșuțu
08 Jun 2021
Why two swords together can’t fit into the same sheath. The main reasons for the discord among unionist forces in Chisinau

Why two swords together can’t fit into the same sheath. The main reasons for the discord among unionist forces in Chisinau

The unionist movement in the Republic of Moldova has always benefited from the contribution of some intellectuals and could count on the votes of about 10% of the electorate. This electorate has become increasingly fragmented in recent years, amid differences between unionists, who have split into competing parties. The centrifugal trend has worsened over time and it is very likely that not even for the snap elections of July 11 the unionist forces will be able to coagulate.

Mădălin Necșuțu
Mădălin Necșuțu
01 Jun 2021
About “joints”, politics and organized crime in the Republic of Moldova

About “joints”, politics and organized crime in the Republic of Moldova

Moldovan citizens often call their country “Wonderland”. Obviously, they do it pejoratively, and the election campaign for the snap parliamentary elections due on July 11th seems to be another reason to call it that. In the past week, there’s been an outcry in the entire Moldovan media about a so-called disclosure made by a controversial police officer.

Mădălin Necșuțu
Mădălin Necșuțu
24 May 2021
Kremlin's game: the pressure points that Moscow will use during Moldova's elections campaign

Kremlin's game: the pressure points that Moscow will use during Moldova's elections campaign

Russian claims that EU and the USA are allegedly interfering in the parliamentary election in Chișinău, scheduled for July 11. On May 13, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Maria Zakharova, said “it is regrettable to see the growing interference of the United States and EU countries in the domestic politics of the Republic of Moldova, something which we firmly condemn”.

Mădălin Necșuțu
Mădălin Necșuțu
17 May 2021
The Die Has Been Cast: Moldova’s Elections at a GLANCE

The Die Has Been Cast: Moldova’s Elections at a GLANCE

Making predictions before elections in the Republic of Moldova means hazarding a guess. Such an action requires not only knowledge and intuition, but also a lot of luck and a special flair for anticipating last-minute backstage arrangements. However, the campaign for the snap parliamentary elections due on July 11 has kicked off, and based on current data and trends, we will analyze who the actors are and what chances they stand at the moment. A dirty election campaign is announced from the left wing, which seems ready to bring into play resources that are incomparable to those available to the right.

Mădălin Necșuțu
Mădălin Necșuțu
10 May 2021
Breaking Fake News! - Europe Day in the West, Victory Day in the East (@ TVR1)

Breaking Fake News! - Europe Day in the West, Victory Day in the East (@ TVR1)

Victory Day is marked on May 8 in the West and on May 9 in the East. In the former Soviet states, for some it is the Day of Liberation from Fascism, for others the Day of the Soviet Occupation. On May 9, pro-Europeans celebrate Europe Day and pro-Russians Victory Day. What is the significance of May 9?

Marian Voicu
Marian Voicu
09 May 2021
FAKE NEWS: Russia will border Romania after it will occupy a big part of Ukraine

FAKE NEWS: Russia will border Romania after it will occupy a big part of Ukraine

Romania will neighbor Russia, once the Russian army have conquered a large part of Ukraine and cut its access to the Black Sea. Also, Russia will conquer the east and south of Ukraine, along with the Transnistria region in the Republic of Moldova.

Mădălin Necșuțu
Mădălin Necșuțu
21 Apr 2021
The Soviet-style power vertical, still very much alive in Moldova. The Igor Dodon case

The Soviet-style power vertical, still very much alive in Moldova. The Igor Dodon case

The surrender or transfer of power have always been the center of attention in Chisinau, which proves that democracy, even after 30 years of independence from the Soviet Union, is still fragile.

Mădălin Necșuțu
Mădălin Necșuțu
19 Apr 2021
FAKE NEWS: US, Moldova and Romania are getting ready to attack Transnistria

FAKE NEWS: US, Moldova and Romania are getting ready to attack Transnistria

The US, Romania and the Republic of Moldova are preparing to attack Russia's main strategic sites in the Transnistrian separatist region, such as the former USSR arms depot in Cobasna, according to Kremlin’s propaganda arm, Sputnik. The narrative is being promoted while tensions are building up around Ukraine as Russia is concentrating troops in the area.

Mădălin Necșuțu
Mădălin Necșuțu
15 Apr 2021
How the pandemic has shaped geopolitical perception in the Republic of Moldova

How the pandemic has shaped geopolitical perception in the Republic of Moldova

The Pandemic has shaped the perception of the citizens in the Republic of Moldova about the East and the West. Whereas one year ago, Russia and China were very cleverly scoring points in terms of visibility in Chișinău, over the last 12 months the roles have been reversed with the EU and Romania.

Mădălin Necșuțu
Mădălin Necșuțu
12 Apr 2021
From "flower bridges" to pragmatism. Romanian soft power in Moldova.

From "flower bridges" to pragmatism. Romanian soft power in Moldova.

In recent years, Romania has funded numerous projects that have had a direct impact on the population. In parallel, a certain type of patriotic discourse, irritating for a significant part of the population of the Republic of Moldova, has been tempered as well. The result of this policy carried out with soft-power tools is that while the declared unionist parties in Chisinau are free falling in the electorate’s preferences, paradoxically the number of unionists is on the rise.

Mădălin Necșuțu
Mădălin Necșuțu
29 Mar 2021
SUA and Russia lock horns again: conclusions on the security context in Eastern Europe

SUA and Russia lock horns again: conclusions on the security context in Eastern Europe

The latest tensions between presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin are definitely giving political analysts from all over the world a headache, as they try to decrypt the discourses of the two presidents and somehow foresee where they’re leading. The United States and Russia have a number of imporant topics on their current agenda, such as the developments in Ukraine, Syria, the Iranian nuclear file or the situation in Northern Africa. USA and Russia also fell out over the poisoning and sentencing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the SolarWinds cyber-attacks scandal and Moscow’s bounties on US troops in Afghanistan.

Mădălin Necșuțu
Mădălin Necșuțu
26 Mar 2021
FAKE NEWS: “The History of Romanians” is a biased school subject

FAKE NEWS: “The History of Romanians” is a biased school subject

The name and the curriculum of “the History of Romanians” discriminate against the majority “Moldovan” population, according to an NGO who’s lodged a complaint with the Anti-discrimination Council. The NGO picks up the USSR’s narratives regarding the existence of the Moldovan language and people.

Cornel Ciobanu
Cornel Ciobanu
15 Mar 2021
DISINFORMATION: The Republic of Moldova needs an authoritarian leader

DISINFORMATION: The Republic of Moldova needs an authoritarian leader

Controversial political figure Iurie Roșca is suggesting an authoritarian leader would be best-suited for the Republic of Moldova. The narrative is promoted by the Kremlin’s mouthpiece, Sputnik, and is used to anchor Moldova in eastern space, where authoritarian regimes are commonplace.

Mariana Vasilache
Mariana Vasilache
15 Mar 2021
The Republic of Moldova and a soft power game à la russe

The Republic of Moldova and a soft power game à la russe

The failure of pro-Russian Igor Dodon in the presidential elections in the Republic of Moldova does not seem to have upset the Kremlin much: instead of being reprimanded, the officer in charge of the Moldovan case (and assisting Dodon in the election campaign) was promoted in early March. At first glance, the promotion seems to be a job rotation decision, but in reality, it’s part of a broader reorganization of the departments dealing with the former Soviet space and the separatist regions supported by Moscow.

Mădălin Necșuțu
Mădălin Necșuțu
15 Mar 2021
Cetățenii Republicii Moldova care dețin și cetățenie română au posibilitatea de a merge în România pentru a se vaccina împotriva COVID-19

Cetățenii Republicii Moldova care dețin și cetățenie română au posibilitatea de a merge în România pentru a se vaccina împotriva COVID-19

Studenții basarabeni care învaţă în România sunt eligibili pentru a fi vaccinați în etapa a treia.

12 Mar 2021
Vaccine Geopolitics and the Apple of Discord

Vaccine Geopolitics and the Apple of Discord

Eversince the pandemic started in early 2020, Russia saw a window of opportunity to gain tactical advantages. While the West was overwhelmed by the medical crisis and was attempting to stop the spread of the Virus, Moscow was using official and informal channels to undermine its credibility. 

Mădălin Necșuțu
Mădălin Necșuțu
08 Mar 2021