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Parliament of Moldova annulled the slanderous report

8 February 2023

The Moldovan Parliament has annulled the report on the alleged interference of the Open Dialogue Foundation into internal affairs of the state. On 2 February 2023, MPs of the ruling Party of Action and Solidarity (PAS) recognized that the report was being used as an intimidating tool against the opposition, and the Deputy Speaker of the Parliament, […]

Moldova dismisses the report slandering Kozlovska and Kramek’s Open Dialogue Foundation

6 February 2023

“It is a stain on the conscience not only of the previous government, but also of Moldovan parliamentarism,” said PAS MP Mihai Popsoi. The report that slandered the Open Dialogue Foundation was used by PiS politicians and publicists associated with them to attack the Foundation. The Open Dialogue Foundation is engaged in the defence of […]

Moldova’s “Theft of the Century” – ostensible investigations or sincere lust for justice?

9 July 2021

In the run up to Moldova’s early parliamentary elections, the Left in the European Parliament, the Open Dialogue Foundation, and Freedom Advocacy would like to share a new study with you – “Moldova’s ‘Theft of the Century’ – ostensible investigations or sincere lust for justice?”. The report was commissioned by the Left in the European Parliament and was prepared in cooperation with the Open Dialogue Foundation and Freedom Advocacy with the help of Moldovan experts, journalists and human rights defenders.

Moldova’s “Theft of the Century” – ostensible investigations or sincere lust for justice?

8 July 2021

The theft of one billion USD from Moldova’s banking system during 2012-2014 was a real shock to the country and its citizens. It still has a dramatic impact on the life of all Moldavans and the functioning of society. The long-term destructive effects of corruption, political mismanagement and the deterioration of the normal functioning of the state are reiterated by the current context of the COVID-19 pandemic, in particular, the lack of sufficient capacity to fight this health crisis. The aim of the study is to highlight these events and to characterise this latest – still open – chapter in Moldova’s recent history. Another key objective of the study is to contribute to the return of the stolen money to the citizens of the Republic of Moldova.

Invitation to an online event — Moldova’s “Theft of the Century”

10 June 2021

The Left in the European Parliament, the Open Dialogue Foundation, Freedom Advocacy invite you to attend the online event  Moldova’s “Theft of the Century” – ostensible investigations or sincere lust for justice? Monday, 14 June 202118:00 – 19:30 CEST Zoom session & Live streaming available on ODF’s Facebook page  On the occasion of the publication […]

Polish & Moldovan judges must remain independent. A firm resolution adopted by PACE

26 February 2021

On 28 January 2021, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted a resolution on judges in Poland and the Republic of Moldova. The resolution, resulting from ODF’s advocacy efforts back in 2018, urges the countries’ authorities to uphold the rule of law and ensure judicial independence. Prior to passing the resolution the Assembly voted on a series of amendments. Three out of five of the amendments that ODF’s team has helped to draw up and advocated for, further detailing the Polish government’s rule of law breaches, were accepted by an overwhelming majority.

Political persecution in Moldova

12 February 2021

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ODF’s submission to the European Commission in view of the upcoming EU – Moldova human rights dialogue

20 August 2020

Unreformed Moldova and yet still captured. As a result of the parliamentary elections (24 February 2019), Vladimir Plahotniuc, who has been accused of usurping the power in the Republic of Moldova, was forced to flee from the country. Despite the mounting pressure from civil society and international partners, including the EU, the government coalition led […]

Moldova has closed the political investigation against Lyudmyla Kozlovska

14 May 2020

On 11 May 2020, the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Moldova announced the discontinuation of the investigation against the head of the Open Dialogue Foundation, Lyudmyla Kozlovska.

Gazeta Prawna: Moldova is withdrawing from the charges against Kozlovska

13 May 2020

A prosecutor from Gagauzia with a colourful curriculum vitae closed the investigation against the head of ODF.

ODF’s monitoring of the COVID-19 outbreak in Moldova

30 April 2020

As the COVID-19 outbreak started to spread in the Republic of Moldova, the Parliament declared the state of emergency on March 17, 2020. Yet, the provided rules, sanctions and restrictions are often unclear and limited.

ODF in the EP in Strasbourg: the Fall of Sandu’s Government in Moldova

19 December 2019

On December 18-19, 2019, the Open Dialogue Foundation’s team, together with human rights defenders from Moldova, conducted very constructive meetings in the European Parliament in plenary session in Strasbourg. The delegation consisted of Ana Ursachi, attorney prosecuted for political reasons, Stefan Gligor, co-founder and Justice and Advocacy Program Director at the Center for Policies and Reforms, Stella Juntuan, activist and former member of the Moldovan parliament, Grigore Petrenco, political refugee in Germany and leader of the Red Bloc opposition party, and was led by our colleague Martin Mycielski, Public Affairs Director at ODF.

Has the State Been Captured Yet Again? Corruption and Political Persecutions in Moldova

17 December 2019

The Democratic Party of Moldova came to power in the Republic of Moldova for the first time in 2013. Over 6 years, the party and its leader Vladimir Plahotniuc managed to establish control over the key state bodies and to usurp power in the state. On 8 June 2019 a government was formed in Moldova that was headed by Maia Sandu. The objectives of the new government were proclaimed to be deoligarchisation, fighting corruption, and conducting reform of justice.

ODF & FIDU event on post-election scenarios in Moldova, Kazakhstan & Ukraine in Council of Europe

29 July 2019

On June 25, 2019, upon the initiative of PACE Member Roberto Rampi (Italy; SOC), the Open Dialogue Foundation and the Italian Federation for Human Rights hosted the side-event “Post-elections scenarios in Ukraine, Moldova and Kazakhstan. Between political uncertainty and regime consolidation”.

PACE side-event invitation: “Post-elections scenarios in Ukraine, Moldova and Kazakhstan”

10 June 2019

This side-event is aimed at bringing together CSOs and Members of PACE who took part in election and human rights observation missions, with the goal to discuss the current situation and attitude of the new and old ruling elites towards the challenges of the future.

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