Contents tagged with Igor Dodon

  • Speaker of Moldovan parliament approves nominations of 7 new government officials after President Dodon's refusal

    The Speaker of the Parliament of Moldova, Andrian Candu, acting in place of the suspended President Igor Dodon, signed off on seven appointments of new cabinet members who were then sworn in in the presence of Prime Minister Pavel Filip, the reports.

    In particular, the Deputy Parliament speaker and former Prime Minister and leader of the European People’s Party, Iurie Leancă, was appointed as Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration and the former deputy chairperson (2007-201 …

  • Moldovan Constitutional court called on Parliament to introduce criminal responsibility for failure of government officials to perform constitutional obligations

    The Constitutional Court of Moldova appealed to the parliament to demand criminal responsibility for the non-fulfillment of constitutional duties and court decisions, as reported by Newsmaker.

    This initiative concerns Moldovan President Igor Dodon, who has repeatedly refused to sign laws and government appointments.

    "There is an article in the Criminal Code on the non-fulfillment of court decisions. Why is there no such norm for the decisions of the Constitutional Court? This responsibility …

  • Constitutional Court of Moldova suspends powers of President Dodon once again

    The Constitutional Court of Moldova, once again suspended the powers of the country's president, Igor Dodon, on Friday, January 5.

    The decision was made at the request of a MP from the Democratic Party, Sergey Syrbu, who addressed the Constitutional Court the day before.

    The deputy justified his request by the fact that the president repeatedly refused to promulgate the law passed by the Parliament on combating Russian propaganda. In the text of the appeal, he asked the judges to consider the …

  • Moldovan President Dodon appeals to Constitutional Court concerning bill to ban news from Russia

    Moldovan President Igor Dodon has asked the Constitutional Court to verify the legality of the amendments recently adopted by the Moldovan parliament to the code on television and radio broadcasting, which restrict the broadcasting of Russian news and information analysis transmissions from Russia. The president wrote about this on his Facebook page.

    “In my view, it goes against the principles of democracy and violates basic human rights guaranteed by the Constitution and the European …

  • Constitutional Court of Moldova temporarily suspends some powers of President Dodon

    On January 2, the Constitutional Court of Moldova decided to temporarily suspend the authority of the country’s President Igor Dodon regarding the approval of new members of the government, reported the editorial office of Radio Liberty in Moldova.

    The pro-Russian head of state twice rejected government proposals concerning the appointment of seven members of the executive branch. By the court’s decision, the President of the Parliament of Moldova, Andrian Candu, or the Prime Minister Pavel …

  • Moldovan MPs call on the Constitutional Court to suspend powers of President Dodon

    Deputies from the Democratic Party of Moldova appealed to the Constitutional Court with a request to clarify the conditions necessary to appoint an acting President, reported.

    The appeal to the Constitutional Court was submitted by deputies of the Democratic Party, Sergei Syrbu and Corneliu Padnevich. It was reported that the request was registered "on behalf of the parliamentary legal commission."

    "We asked the Constitutional Court to resolve the institutional crisis provoked by …

  • Dodon: Moldova cannot develop its economy without close cooperation with Russia

    Moldovan president Igor Dodon stated that his country's economy would not develop without close cooperation with the Russian Federation.

    "Moldova and Russia are closely connected with each other historically, economically and politically. The Moldovan economy cannot develop without all-round cooperation with the Russian Federation," Dodon wrote on his Facebook page after a meeting with the Head of Sberbank, Herman Gref in Moscow.

    The President clarified that during the meeting he had …

  • Moldovan President Dodon intends to begin resolving problems with Russia after the New Year

    Moldovan leader Igor Dodon announced in an interview with Izvestia that there are two scenarios for the development of Moldova's relations with Russia.

    "There are two scenarios for how to return to normal bilateral relations. The first scenario, and I very much hope that it will be possible to implement it, [would be] right after the New Year holidays ... We will try and do our best to resolve the problems right after the New Year. I spoke with the Prime Minister and Speaker of the Parliament …

  • Constitutional Court of Moldova rules that the President of the country must be non-partisan

    The Constitutional Court of Moldova ruled that the President of the country must be non-partisan and must not hold any other public office, Ukrinform reports.

    "The President of the Republic of Moldova is obliged to act in the interests of the whole society, not just its part, a separate political group or a party. He cannot be a member of the party and defend its interests," the President of the Constitutional Court, Tudor Panțîru commented.

    With its decision, the Constitutional Court …

  • Dodon: Moldova has no chance to join EU

    According to Moldovan President Igor Dodon, the Eastern Partnership summit showed that Moldova “has no chance of joining the EU,” so the country should return to a strategic partnership with Russia, as expressed   in a statement by Dodon, in which he gave his assessment of the Eastern Partnership summit in Brussels, reported

    According to Dodon, citizens of Moldova have undergone a massive campaign of manipulation, the purpose of which was to prove that joining the European Union …