Moldova will be unable to benefit from the €150 million loan promised by the Government of Romania if it does not sign a memorandum with the IMF, the chairman of the Liberal Party Mihai Ghimpu said in the talk show “Reply” on Prime TV channel, quoted by IPN.
“We are now in a stupid situation. The IMF does not allow other states to provide loans to Moldova in the absence of an accord. We counted a lot on the Romanian Government’s assistance, but it’s not possible,” stated Ghimpu.
The Liberal leader denied the statements that Dragutanu’s resignation is the reason why the IMF experts who arrived in Chisinau last week didn’t initiate discussions on a new memorandum, which were made by some of his alliance colleagues. “Dragutanu will serve as the governor of the central bank until Parliament accepts his resignation. But it can reject it too. Not the resignation of the governor troubles those from the IMF. The main problem is the non-liquidation of the three banks involved in the stealing of the US$1billion - Banca de Economii, Unibank and Banca Sociala. Our partners from abroad wanted to see that the law rules in our country,” he stated.
Prime Minister Victor Ponta last week announced the Romanian Government’s intention to offer Moldova a loan of €150 million, €60 million of which by this yearend.