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

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

09.07.2021

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?

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

08.07.2021

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”

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

10.06.2021
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 […]
The Open Dialogue Foundation’s Case Dossier Compromises the Internal Security Agency

The Open Dialogue Foundation’s Case Dossier Compromises the Internal Security Agency

17.11.2020
he information in the case dossier maintained by the Internal Security Agency [ABW] and collected in the course of an investigation against the Open Dialogue Foundation has been either derived from unreliable sources, or just known for years – claims Dziennik Gazeta Prawna.
What dirt the Internal Security Agency has on Kozlovska

What dirt the Internal Security Agency has on Kozlovska

17.11.2020
We learned the content of the dossier prepared by the Internal Security Agency as part of the investigation against Lyudmyla Kozlovska. As it turns out, these documents strongly undermine the credibility of the Agency. The information contained in the documents comes either from unreliable sources or has been known for years.
ODF’s submission to the European Commission  in view of the upcoming EU – Moldova human rights dialogue

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

20.08.2020
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 […]
The Authoritarian Epidemic: Safeguarding Human Rights in Times of COVID-19

The Authoritarian Epidemic: Safeguarding Human Rights in Times of COVID-19

21.07.2020
Upon the initiative of the Italian Senator Roberto Rampi the Italian Federation for Human Rights (FIDU) and the Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF) invite you to the press conference “The Authoritarian Epidemic: Safeguarding Human Rights in Times of COVID-19”.
The Toll of COVID-19 on Human Rights: Selected Countries and Territories Worldwide

The Toll of COVID-19 on Human Rights: Selected Countries and Territories Worldwide

26.06.2020
The coronavirus outbreak was labelled a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020. As of 22 June 2020, the WHO had reported cases of COVID-19 in more than 216 countries and more than 8,844,171 people infected worldwide.
“Authoritarian regimes always strive to leave their victims on their own” – an interview with Lyudmyla Kozlovska

“Authoritarian regimes always strive to leave their victims on their own” – an interview with Lyudmyla Kozlovska

17.06.2020
In an interview for the NewsMaker documentary “Moldova 2.0. One year without Plahotniuc”, Head of the Open Dialogue Foundation, Lyudmyla Kozlovska, told her story of becoming a subject of a criminal case in Moldova, spoke her views on the flee of Vladimir Plahotniuc in June 2019, and explained why she considers the changes that have occurred in Moldova over the past year, insufficient.
Moldova has closed the political investigation against Lyudmyla Kozlovska

Moldova has closed the political investigation against Lyudmyla Kozlovska

14.05.2020
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

Gazeta Prawna: Moldova is withdrawing from the charges against Kozlovska

13.05.2020
A prosecutor from Gagauzia with a colourful curriculum vitae closed the investigation against the head of ODF.
Ziarul de Gardă: PCCOCS has stopped prosecuting the Head of the Open Dialogue Foundation, Lyudmyla Kozlovska

Ziarul de Gardă: PCCOCS has stopped prosecuting the Head of the Open Dialogue Foundation, Lyudmyla Kozlovska

11.05.2020
The Prosecutor’s Office for Combating Organized Crime and Special Cases (PCCOCS) has stopped prosecuting the Head of the Open Dialogue Foundation, Lyudmyla Kozlovska. The information was confirmed by the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Moldova, Alexandr Stoianoglo, in an interview with NewsMaker.
NewsMaker: The Prosecutor’s Office has closed the investigation against the President of the Open Dialogue Foundation. Stoianoglo explained why

NewsMaker: The Prosecutor’s Office has closed the investigation against the President of the Open Dialogue Foundation. Stoianoglo explained why

11.05.2020
The Prosecutor’s Office for Combating Organised Crime and Special Cases has closed the investigation against the President of the Open Dialogue Foundation Lyudmyla Kozlovska. The information was confirmed by Alexandr Stoianoglo, in an interview with NewsMaker.
ODF’s monitoring of the COVID-19 outbreak in Moldova

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

30.04.2020
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

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

19.12.2019
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.