Jun 2011

Free trade: Transdniestria cancels import duties on Moldovan goods

In a unilateral move for free trade with Moldova, the Transdniestrian parliament has abolished a series of import duties on Moldovan goods. Analysts believe that increased business and trade flows will lead to more contacts, cooperation and better understanding between the two sides. Moldova has not eased restrictions on Transdniestria, however, and still maintains its economic blockade against the unrecognized country.

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Monday, 20 June 2011

Ukraine voters denounce lack of polling stations, political discrimination

 

Nearly 100,000 ethnic Ukrainians from Transdniestria faced a total absence of local polling stations in Ukraine's parliamentary elections. They point to political discrimination as evidence that Ukraine under Yushchenko has worsening democratic standards. Georgia is also backsliding, and "things are even worse in Moldova" says a political expert from Kiev.

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Wednesday, 1 June 2011