Market Economy Institute director Roman Chirca said the treasury situation in Moldova is now unprecedentedly good, the best in the country’s history. According to him, the transfer of power from the former government to the current one occurred without losses.
“Judging by the statements made by ex-minister of finance Ion Chicu, we have about 3 billion lei in the treasury accounts. Things will actually continue this way if the same regime is maintained. Even without foreign financial assistance, the Sandu Government can further implement the provisions of the budget law,” Roman Chirca was quoted by IPN as saying in the talk show “Fabrika” on Publika TV channel.
The expert noted that after the transfer of power in 2010, the state budget planned at 18 billion lei was ultimately implemented at the level of 13 billion lei, with a minus of 5 billion lei. The current transfer of power implied no losses and, if the same pace is kept, the budget will be successfully implemented.
Politologist Anatol Țăranu said it is better for the current government to multiply the existing financial benefits. As to foreign financing, there is not much time during which the EU could unblock the financial assistance. Brussels takes into account the fact that the government in Chisinau includes forces for which the EU is rather a scarecrow than an objective that should be achieved.
“I think the European Union can finance real policies. If policies that run counter to what the EU says and wants to see in the Republic of Moldova are done, financing will be provided not even to the forces that say they are pro-European. From now on the EU will judge by deeds: if there are European policies, there will be money. If not, there will be no money at all,” stated Anatol Țăranu.
Presenting a report on the current financial situation in Moldova, former minister of finance Ion Chicu said there is now 3.27 billion lei in the bank accounts of the Ministry of Finance.