LIVE// Meeting of the Government of the Republic of Moldova from December 1, 2023
The Cabinet of Ministers met in session to examine the state budget law for 2024. The agenda includes four draft decisions: Draft decision approving the draft state budget law for 2024; Draft decision regarding the approval of the draft law of the state social insurance budget for 2024; Draft decision regarding the approval of the draft law on mandatory health care insurance funds for 2024; Draft decision regarding the approval of the Opinion on the draft decision regarding the amendment of Parliament Decision no. 239/2020 for the approval of the National Strategy for the prevention and combating of money laundering and the financing of terrorism for 2020-2025. We remind that today's meeting is the second of this week.
Maia Sandu, congratulatory message on the occasion of Romania’s National Day: "Romania is the fiercest advocate on our European road"
For the Republic of Moldova, Romania is a pillar of resistance and is the fiercest advocate on our European path, declared the head of state Maia Sandu on the occasion of Romania's National Day. The president claims that "the past binds us, but the future binds us even more. We are bound by the desire to build a fair and good society for all our citizens".
Israel resumes fighting against Hamas in the Gaza Strip
The truce has expired and has not been extended. The Israeli military has announced that it has resumed fighting against Hamas in Gaza and accuses the group of violating the ceasefire and attacking Israel. Bombings happen in the north of the Gaza Strip, and the Israeli army intercepted a rocket launched from the enclave, reports Digi24.ro.
Ukraine's Zelenskiy calls for fortifications in key frontline areas
President Volodymyr Zelenskiy called for faster construction of fortifications in key sectors under pressure from Russian forces, particularly in eastern Ukraine, the focal point of Moscow's advances 21 months into its invasion, Reuters reports.
EU defence spending skyrockets
Fuelled by the ongoing war in Ukraine, the European Union's (EU) military spending reached an unprecedented €270 billion in 2023, marking a significant increase from the €240 billion recorded in 2022. This marks the ninth consecutive year of growth in EU defence expenditures, underscoring the heightened focus on bolstering security capabilities amidst the geopolitical turmoil.
UEFA recognizes thrilling encounter between Moldova and Poland
UEFA has shortlisted Moldova's remarkable comeback victory over Poland in June for the best EURO 2024 qualifier. This heart-stopping match, played at Zimbru Stadium in Chișinău, witnessed the Moldovan national team defy the odds and snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.
New online scam uses fake profiles, videos to extort money
Police in Moldova are warning citizens about a new form of online scam that is spreading. Scammers are creating fake profiles and distributing doctored videos featuring government officials and bank representatives, according to a police statement.
Moldova demands the withdrawal of Russian troops
Moldova's Foreign Minister Nicu Popescu reiterated his nation's unwavering demand for the unconditional withdrawal of Russian troops from its territory, emphasising the need to foster a peaceful resolution to the protracted Transnistrian conflict.
Israel-Hamas ceasefire extended amidst negotiations
In a joint agreement on Thursday, Israel and Hamas decided to extend the ceasefire in their conflict for at least one more day, just moments before the initial six-day truce was set to expire, as reported by Reuters.
Ukraine-Moldova parliamentary ties strengthened
Ruslan Stefanchuk, President of the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada, is set to address the plenary session of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova on Thursday. The Ukrainian lawmaker will then meet with Parliament Speaker Igor Grosu, followed by a joint press conference.
Moldova secures climate resilience boost from IMF
In a significant step towards enhancing its climate resilience and economic stability, Moldova has secured a new financing package from the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) Resilience and Sustainability Facility (RFS). The agreement was reached following discussions between President Maia Sandu, Mark Horton, Deputy Director of the IMF's European Department, and Paul Hilbers, Executive Director of the IMF, during their visit to Chisinau.