State of the Country Report 2021

The Independent Analytical Centre Expert-Grup in partnership with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Moldova has launched toda, during the 9th edition of the MACRO 2021 international conference, the State of the Country Report - a comprehensive analysis of the economic and social developments in the country since independence and until present. This year's edition has addressed as a special topic the retrospective of the eleven editions of the State of the Country Reports – the main successes and failures in the economic and social development of the country as seen by the reports over the years. Read the full report here.

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Republic of Moldova and its chance on the European path: candidate country status for the EU membership

Republic of Moldova and its chance on the European path: candidate country status for the EU membership

After filling in two questionnaires received from the European Commission, the Republic of Moldova is facing the most important test on its European integration path, which is just at the beginning of this process, - receiving the EU candidate country status. With a pro-European reformist power and with an unprecedented openness on the part of the European Union, this could be Moldova’s chance. The European Parliament has given recently a clear signal of support by voting a resolution urging the European Commission to give a positive opinion on the EU candidate country status for Moldova. The current edition of the foreign policy newsletter is presenting interviews with Iulian Groza, director of IPRE, and Nadia Afanasieva, director of the Ukrainian Institute for International Politics in Kyiv, about what it meant to fill in the questionnaires for the European Commission for both countries, as well as an editorial signed by the journalist Madalin Necshutsu, Balkan Insight correspondent in Chisinau, about the European perspective of the Republic of Moldova. More

The minimum wage in the Republic of Moldova: it’s time for a more determined attitude

The minimum wage in the Republic of Moldova: it’s time for a more determined attitude

The study “The minimum wage in the Republic of Moldova: it’s time for a more determined attitude” aims to open a broader debate on the need to revitalize the minimum wage in the Republic of Moldova and the implications of a more dynamic growth. The study dismantles existing myths about the minimum wage, also in the Republic of Moldova, and highlights the benefits of a sustainable increase in the minimum wage, namely: protection of the most vulnerable employees, stimulating vertical wage growth (given that collective agreements and employment contracts are still working for some sectors), increasing the purchasing power of the population, combating tax evasion on wages (especially "gray" wages - paid partly legally and partly informally), increasing budget revenues, reorienting companies over time to more complex and with higher added value activities. Read the full study here. More

Documentary: Dead souls

Documentary: Dead souls

Informal employment of day labourers in agriculture encouraged by Law no. 22 of 23/02/2018 on the exercise of unskilled activities of occasional nature carried out by day labourers (“Law of day labourers”) continues to create a series of negative social and economic consequences. The problematic aspects of the given law relate to tax evasion, exclusion of day laborers from the tax space by transposing all tax obligations on them and, at the same time, absolving employers of almost all tax obligations related to the employment of day labourers. As a result, the vast majority of day labourers cannot benefit from state medical or social insurance. Moreover, they are deprived of any social security and safety guarantees at work, given the limited powers of the State Labour Inspectorate (ISM) to carry out unannounced checks and impose fines. Read more here. More

IPG Journal

International Politics and Society is a young magazine with a much older heritage.

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The FES maintains offices in 33 countries of Western Europe, Central and South-East Europe, the CIS-countries, and also in the USA and Japan. It co-operates in this process with partners from various societal groups and organisations, such as trade unions, political parties, educational and research institutions, public administrations, and also city and local governments. read more 

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