The Hancesti District Council has elected Anatolie Loghin to be the district head in place of Grigore Cobzac, who recently accepted a seat in the Parliament on the Liberal-Democrats' list.
Under the Moldovan law, the post of MP is incompatible with the posts of President, member of the Cabinet, Ombudsman and local elected offices. Additionally, a person may not serve as an MP and at the same time hold any remunerated job, including offered by a foreign state or an international organization, except for teaching and research activities pursued outside the hours reserved for parliamentary work.
The elected MPs with incompatible jobs have 30 days from the validation of the election to choose either of the jobs. Grigore Cobzac was among the 22 MPs in the 20th Parliament who are required to make the choice.
Viktor Gusan, owner of the largest business in Moldova’s breakaway region of Transdniester, has Ukrainian citizenship as well as land and property ownership in the Kyiv and Odesa regions of Ukraine, an investigative journalism group reported over the weekend.( ) Read all
With the number of cases topping 150, Italy is facing the worst coronavirus outbreak outside Asia. Entire towns in the Northern part of the country were locked down, while schools were closed and public events, such as the iconic Venice Carnival, were cancelled.( ) Read all
Daredevil "Mad Mike" Hughes died during an attempt to launch his homemade rocket Saturday. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mike Hughes' family and friends during this difficult time. It was always his dream to do this launch, and Science Channel was there to chronicle his...( ) Read all
U.S. officials have told Sen. Bernie Sanders that Russia is attempting to help his presidential campaign as part of an effort to interfere with the Democratic contest, according to people familiar with the matter.( ) Read all
President of Lithuania's Constitutional Court Dainius Zalimas says Russia's Constitutional Court became an accomplice in an international crime and aggression against Ukraine when it legitimized the accession of occupied Crimea to Russia.( ) Read all
Dagmar Turner wasn't just showing off when she played the violin during her brain surgery at King's College Hospital in London. Surgeons asked the 53-year-old to play her instrument to ensure that the professional violinist's musical abilities were not damaged during a tumor removal....( ) Read all
For the first time in Switzerland, a restaurant catering specifically to nudists will open its doors at the end of February. We reveal all. According to the newspaper Schweiz am Wochenende, the eatery, called "Edelweiss Basel - Nudisten Lounge", will open at Rebgasse 39, in the...( ) Read all
Many of the personnel changes announced recently by Russian President Vladimir Putin appear to be of little significance. However, there are indications that a major policy change towards Ukraine may be underway following reports that Putin has replaced his chief troublemaker Vladislav...( ) Read all
It’s done. A triumph of dogged negotiation by May then, briefly, Johnson, has fulfilled the most pointless, masochistic ambition ever dreamed of in the history of these islands. The rest of the world, presidents Putin and Trump excepted, have watched on in astonishment and dismay. A...( ) Read all
Moldova has a fascinating recent history, and Leontina Vatamanu is perhaps its most articulate cinematic chronicler. Poke through her films, and you’ll realize that her cinema is one of hidden histories: whether it’s exploring one of Moldova’s most famous modern poets and...( ) Read all
From the Black Sea to the Adriatic, the issue of falling population numbers is a drama. In Moldova, it is a trauma. Since 1989, its population has shrunk by almost a third and in 15 years it may be only just over half of what it was back then.( ) Read all
Until the 21st century, the worst a coronavirus, a large family of viruses capable of infecting humans and animals, could do to humans was to deliver the common cold—annoying but hardly sinister. But three times so far in the 21st century, novel coronaviruses have emerged that could...( ) Read all
The 75th anniversary of the end of World War II was the only forthcoming event Russian President Vladimir Putin mentioned in his New Year’s address to the nation. Creating an alternative to the dominant Western narrative about that war is key to Putin’s way of securing Russia’s...( ) Read all
Trains and flights out of the central Chinese city have been canceled as the toll from a new coronavirus grows. The Chinese city of Wuhan, the seventh largest in the country with approximately 11 million people, will be under a partial quarantine from 10 a.m. Chinese time Thursday, according...( ) Read all
The Russian president’s amateur history lessons are outraging neighboring countries. While he is right to criticize a recent EU Parliament resolution, his historical revisionism doesn’t stand up to scrutiny.( ) Read all
In December 2019, I met with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, Ion Chicu. We agreed that Council of Europe experts would visit Chisinau with a view to offering our assistance towards reforms needed to create an independent, accountable, efficient and professional judiciary for the...( ) Read all
On Friday, January 10, Viorel Morari, Moldova’s Anti-Corruption Prosecutor, was detained. Initially held for 72 hours, Morari’s arrest was extended on January 13 for a further 30 days. A number of international outlets reported Mr. Morari’s circumstances, due to the political...( ) Read all
With the narrative that floats around, one is tempted to think that the Ukraine crisis is all about Crimea; that it started and ended there. So what about the internal oblasts like Odessa, Kharkiv, Luhansk, and Donetsk (the South- Eastern regions) where a protracted conflict broke out? Are...( ) Read all
During his visit from 21 to 23 January, the OSCE Special Representative for the Transdniestrian Settlement Process Ambassador Thomas Mayr-Harting will hold talks with high-level Moldovan officials and the political leadership in Tiraspol.( ) Read all