“We could be the Switzerland of Eastern Europe”

In the second part of the interview, Başkan Dr. Mihail Formuzal talks about the new Moldovan government, the European Union and he gives insights in his daily work.

Moldovarious.com: The four-party-coalition „Alliance for European Integration” has taken the power in the Republic of Moldova after eight years of Communism. What does this mean for Gagauzia?

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EUBAM – Part of Being a Good Neighbour

The EU Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM) was launched on 30 November 2005 at the joint request of the presidents of Moldova and Ukraine. EUBAM is an EU mission and fully funded by the European Union. It is an advisory, technical body and has no executive powers. The principal partners of the Mission are the Moldovan and Ukrainian border guard and customs services.

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“We, Gagauzians, are a tolerant people”

Gagauzians have their own government, their own administration, their own university and with Gagauzian their own language. The highest political representative is called Başkan and sits in the capital Comrat. Moldovarious.com visited Başkan Dr. Mihail Formuzal during his public office hours and got to know more about their history, their ambitions in tourism and his opinion about the EU.
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Day of Liberation

April 12, 2009 marked the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Tiraspol from Nazi forces in World War II. In Transnistria, the day is officially known as ‘Day of the Liberation of the City from German Fascist Invaders’. While this may not easily roll off the tongue, it is simply known to most as the ‘Day of Liberation’. Continue reading “Day of Liberation”

Moldova Faces Uncertain Future

The presidential palace and the parliament were target of 10.000 demonstrators who gathered on Tuesday noon in Chisinau’s main street Stefan cel Mare. The furious mob, which did anything else than agree with the victory of the Communist Party in Sunday’s parliament elections, attacked Moldovan police forces in front of the buildings and smashed countless windows by throwing stones. Continue reading “Moldova Faces Uncertain Future”

Election Fever in Moldova

On Sunday April 5, 2009, the fifth elections, since the Republic of Moldova was proclaimed independent, will take place. All Moldovan citizens over the age of 18, with the exception of individuals declared incapacitated or sentenced to imprisonment by a final court decision for serious crimes, will elect a new parliament which will be the supreme representative body of the people and the only legislative authority of the state.

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