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This study aims to evaluate how efficiently and transparently the resources from the Roads Fund of Republic of Moldova are used. The study has found a number of significant deficiencies in formation and use of…
In the area of democratic institutions, in October-December 2009 the Government registered some progress in terms of amending some restrictive stipulations of the Electoral Code, consolidation of the dialogue with the civic society, slight improvement…
In this issue of the Real Economy we analyze the vulnerability of the Moldovan economy to the country’s political situation, the importance of the creation of the Agency for Agricultural Interventions and Payments, the causes…
During Q1-Q3’09 the GDP declined by 7.7% y-o-y, the most worrisome sign being the much stronger decrease in investments. In this edition of the Real Economy, we maintain our positive forecasts for 2010-2011, but with…
Over the last decade the economic relations between Moldova and Romania have developed upward. Trade volume increased and in 2008 Romania became the most important foreign market for Moldova, thus outpacing the Russian Federation. Unlike…
This study underlines the fact that the current difficult situation of the domestic constructions’ sector is not determined only by the repercussions from the world economic crisis, but also by a series of structural and…
With a string of domestic and external crises the year 2009 has clearly shown how fragile and illusory have the economic growth and modernisation been in Moldova in the last decade. The expected GDP decline…
The 2009/2010 National Human Development Report provides a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the strong impact of climate variability and climate change, and extreme weather events on sectors vital to human development in Moldova: water…
This paper examines the potential impact of the capital liberalization, the tax amnesty and the zero-rate corporate income tax on the Moldovan economy. The initiative of these reforms was launched in April 2007 by the…
The political sphere in the third quarter of this year is dominated by the process of power shift and consolidation of the bilateral relations with the European Union. The political conflict after the April 5…
This study was commissioned to the EXPERT-GRUP think-tank by the UNDP-Moldova with the purpose to assess qualitatively, and to the extent possible, quantitatively, the impact of the global financial crisis and associated economic downturn on…
In June the first signs that the severe recession in the real sector of the Moldovan economy could be over appeared. New economic trends - still fragile, but positive - were conditioned by favourable developments…
The political dialogue and the functioning of democratic institutions, during the second quarter, have been strongly affected by the post-electoral events, especially those from the 7th of April. The bilateral relations between EU and Moldova…
Crises are not new for the Moldovan winemaking sector. The post-Soviet transition has been marked by a number of shocks in this sector: Russian financial crisis in 1998, Russia's embargo against Moldovan alcoholic beverages in…
The negative demographic trends and forecasts about continuous worsening of the demographic situation in the near future, coupled with shrinking employment rate and of the share of working age population will significantly undermine the capacity…
Moldovan economy in the last two months was marked by electoral circumstances and political objectives of the ruling party. The content and tone of the interim government program has disappointed the audience, waiting to see…
The dialogue between Moldova and the European Union, during the first quarter of 2009, has been characterized by a constant trend. Some moderate evolutions were registered in the area of democratic institutions. Among the most…
MEGA has the purpose to explain the economic evolutions in Moldova, to update economic policy analysis and to provide policy recommendations for advancing country’s economic development.  The first issue of the MEGA is dedicated to…
In 1995-2007 Moldova's foreign trade grew strongly, but very unbalanced, with imports prevailing strongly over exports. During this period the European Union became the main trading partner of the Republic of Moldova. In 2007, EU…
This study describes main trade policy tools and mechanisms of Republic of Moldova regarding its foreign trade, with a particular emphasis on the trade with the EU members. The document enumerates the conditions imposed by…
The purpose of this document is to conduct an independent evaluation of the implementation of the economic provisions of the European Union - Republic of Moldova Actions Plan, to determine the practical impact of the…
The key purpose of this document is to evaluate the degree of convergence and of integration of the Moldovan transportation system into the European one, at operational, regulations and standards levels. Current situation and perspectives…
The electoral campaign began long before the Central Election Commission announced the official start. Obviously, the ruling party has the largest number of communication, administrative and budgetary tools, sufficient to acquire a large part of…
Reports in the "Euromonitor" series aim at an independent and objective monitoring of the process of implementation of the Republic of Moldova – European Union Actions Plan. This report monitors the actions taken and implemented…
In the period 1998-2007 the population of the Republic of Moldova decreased by 2.3%. During the same period, the working age population (15-64 years) increased by 8.6%. A trend more relevant for the labour market…
Moldovan economy in the third quarter of this year was characterized by a "numbness" in some areas. There was a decrease in the growth rate of industrial production and investment activity. Coupled with higher interest…
"Euromonitor" aim at an independent and objective monitoring of the process of implementation of the Republic of Moldova – European Union Actions Plan. This report monitors the actions taken and implemented by both parties in…
Moldova is a country with a deeply entrenched culture of alcohol use and abuse. According to the World Health Organization, in 2003, Moldova ranked  the fourth in Europe according to the consumption of alcoholic beverages.…
The evolution Moldovan economy in the first half of 2008 was ambiguous, being marked by a series of positive trends overlapping with negative trends or obvious risks. The real sector is still trying to recover…
End of the implementation period of the European Union – Republic of Moldova Actions Plan (EUMAP), alongside the expired term of the EU-Moldova Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) opens a new stage in the bilateral…
Developments in May-June indicate over the continuous revival of the industrial sector, amid deepening inflationary pressures related to increasing food prices, energy and the inflows of foreign currency in the country. In these circumstances, the…
As this study shows, the level of Internet development and access conditions for population and companies in Moldova are way behind the regional and global standards. Rate of Internet penetration as of 2007 was only…
The economy of the ATU Gagauzia is undergoing important changes.  Even though a decade ago Gagauzia was predominantly an agrarian region, today its share in regional gross production and role as job conveying sector is…
The evolutions during April-May showed contradictory economic developments. The general trend displays a dynamics of industrial recovery. However, it is combined with the macroeconomic risks related to price increase for energetic resources and foodstuffs. Thus,…
The available statistical data for the period of March-April show that the Government led by Zinaida Greceanii has inherited from the Tarlev Government an economy which is recovering from the shock suffered during 2005-2007. 
The major event of this quarter was the dismissal of the Government led by Vasile Tarlev and the appointment of Zinaida Greceanii as a candidate for prime minister. Although we anticipate a technocrat government, it…
Although, development and modernization of the Republic of Moldova has constantly been on the agenda of the public authorities, civil society and the international community, there has been limited progress in initiating public debates on…
Reports in this series aim at an independent and objective monitoring of the process of implementation of the Republic of Moldova – European Union Actions Plan. This report monitors the actions taken and implemented by…
Key event of the year has certainly been the triple presidential initiative of liberalizing capital, fiscal amnesty and reform of the income tax. Some effects of the proposed reforms are already visibile, including the fact…
In 2005 Moldovan economy boasted a positive evolution, while macroeconomic policies have been quite firm. The Government managed to implement a prudent fiscal policy in a quite complex macroeconomic environment. On the monetary front, the…
This study aims to assess the current situation of trade relations in the region in the area of tourism, to establish the main tourists' flows managed by Moldovan operators and their European partners and to…
Acest studiu analitic radiografiază starea de fapt din domeniul sistemului educaţional autohton şi punctează modul în care au fost implementate prevederile obiectivelor 75 şi 76 din Planul de Acțiuni UE - Moldova în perioada anilor…
"Euromonitors" series aim at an independent and objective monitoring of the process of implementation of the Republic of Moldova – European Union Actions Plan. This report monitors the actions taken and implemented by both parties…
După ce în septembrie rata de creştere lunară a producţiei industriale a constituit 1,5%, în octombrie a fost înregistrată o scădere a producţiei de 10%. Această scădere esenţială a fost determinată în primul rând de…
The most important legal documents, adopted during October-November are as follows: regulation for land consolidation, regulation and complimentary documents concerning the System for Animal Identification and Monitoring as well as Methodology for calculating the tariffs…
This study describes Moldova's WTO accession process, identifies and analyzes in-depth the commitments that Moldova undertook as part of the WTO for the post-accession preiod regarding the trade in goods. The report includes detailed analysis…
Currently, Republic of Moldova is one of the most deprived countries in the region in terms of foreign direct investment flows, being among the last five countries in South-East Europe and CIS in terms of…
There were few significant events registered in September concerning the evolution of the legal framework. The new law for preventing and fighting money laundering and financing terrorism stipulates that several reporting bodies should monitor attentively…
Reports from the "Euromonitor" represent sources of independent and objective monitoring of the process of implementation of the Republic of Republic of Moldova – European Union Actions Plan. This report monitors the actions undertaken by…
The purpose of this study is to identify problems faced by the companies in their relationships with employees, work relationships established between employees and employers, ways of finding solutions to employees’ problems inside an organization,…
This study deals with the micro- and macro-level situation of the labor standards in Moldova, as required by the objective no.11 of the EU-Moldova Actions Plan - ensuring the rights of the trade unions and…
This short report focuses on the impact of migration on the situation and povertu of the Moldovan children left behind by migrating parents. It also  finds that the total number of these children is large…
In August, the main evolutions of the regulatory framework were the adoption of Law on Savings and Credit Associations (SCA), Law on limited liability companies, and the Law on auditing. The first law liberalizes the…
In July the regulatory framework was marked by several key evolutions. The publication of study “The costs of developing business 2007” pointed out a progress in simplification of company registration procedure, but also a stagnation…

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