IPN flow synopsis for March 05, 2020
Fish begins to stink at the head
Prime Minister Ion Chicu said he does not approve of familial communication between high-ranking officials and the media. “During the past 15 years, these communication standards declined. The people do not address officially each other and behave in a familial way. I do not say that the press is to blame, but we must admit that the education level decreased regrettably,” stated Ion Chicu.
Knight of order “Rightly Believing Ștefan cel Mare și Sfânt” says he didn’t steal
The fugitive president of the Shor Party Ilan Shor said he is ready to present himself at court hearings in the bank fraud case right away on condition that the warrant for his arrest, which he considers illegal, is annulled and the hearings in this case are opened to the press. He said he has no connection to the bank theft. “The money from the state budget wasn’t taken by me or other persons. This money was allocated from the state budget by public functionaries who decided to destroy the three banks,” stated the politician. According to him, the former shareholders are preparing a lawsuit over the illegal destruction of three banks and illegal withdrawal of licenses.
Does the state have a say?
The Court of Auditors’ audit report on the signing and implementation of the contract for the concession of the Chisinau International Airport points to serious violations and abuses at the concession stage, said the chairman of the public finances control commission Igor Munteanu. “90% of the investments were made only from the airport’s operating revenues. The money borrowed by Avia Invest represents obscure, non-transparent sources, if we speak about Panama. The goal of the concession wasn’t practically achieved by this agreement,” stated the MP.
And if we delve deeper
The Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office carried out searches at the head office of the National Bank of Moldova. Alexandr Stoianoglo told the press that he authorized the detaining and questioning of National Bank vice governors Aureliu Cincilei and Ion Sturzu, former governor Dorin Drăguțanu and ex-vice governor Emma Tăbârță. The measures at the National Bank have been planned beforehand.
“Responding to the press’ increased interest in the employees involved in today’s actions, we communicate that these colleagues showed professionalism and dedication, taking an active part in the reformation of the banking sector, which is a large-scale process supported by the foreign partners of the Republic of Moldova,” the NBM reacted.
Spring when “fruit” got ripe
After the first round of negotiations, the Party of Socialists and the Democratic Party announced that they discussed not the distribution of ministries. The president of honor of the PDM Dumitru Diacov said the discussions were held in a friendly atmosphere. They discussed not institutions, but activity directions. If the PDM undertakes half of the nine ministries, it will be something normal, but it is not enough for the PDM to want and a compromise with those who are now in power should be reached. The PDM will form a coalition with the PSRM only if the Socialists accept the program proposed by the Democrats.
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