Contents tagged with Igor Dodon

  • President Dodon: Moldova will not be friends with the West against Russia

    At the meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, the President of Moldova, Igor Dodon, said that he appreciates the cooperation with Russia and does not intend to unite with Western countries against it, the Kremlin's website reports.   "Our position is clear and understandable. We want to be friends with everyone, but we do not want to be used geopolitically against someone else. We do not intend to be friends with the West against Russia. This is my position," Dodon said. He …

  • Putin invited Moldovan President Dodon to the opening ceremony of FIFA 2018 World Cup

    Moldovan President Igor Dodon will take part in the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin, said Dodon on Tuesday in an interview with the NTV-Moldova television channel.

    "Next week I will be at the World Cup, as I promised Putin in response to his invitation. There will be an opportunity to talk with many leaders of state, including Vladimir Vladimirovich. During the first match I will be rooting for Russia and, overall, I have a few …

  • Moldovan President Dodon opposes withdrawal of Russian troops from Transnistria

    Moldovan President Igor Dodon does not support the demand of parliamentary spokesman Andrian Candu that Russian forces should withdraw from Transnistria. In an interview with RIA Novosti, the Moldovan president called this demand an attempt to curry good PR ahead of parliamentary elections.

    “This is being done ahead of parliamentary elections and concerns the internal political situation. It is an attempt to gain additional support from the pro-Europe aligned Moldovan citizens. I hope that …

  • 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 Newsmaker.md 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, Newsmaker.md 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 …