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Pension System Reform Options in the Republic of Moldova
The policy paper “The current pension systems in the EU and the Republic of Moldova. Options for the pension system reform in the Republic of Moldova”, developed with the FES support, is putting forward recommendations for the pension system reform in Moldova which is currently facing a deep crisis, being characterised by inefficiency, injustice and lack of transparency. The paper aims at simulating the debates and contributing to an inclusive and transparent process with a view to identifying the best options for the pension system reform in the Republic of Moldova.
Republic of Moldova after presidential elections
The second round of the presidential elections in Moldova held on November 13th has brought victory to Igor Dodon, leader of the Socialist Party of Moldova, who defeated his counter-candidate Maia Sandu, chairwoman of the Action and Solidarity Party. Read the APE/FES recent newsletter to learn about the first statements of the winning candidate as well as about the experts’ opinion on the situation after the presidential elections and prospects for the Republic of Moldova in terms of domestic and foreign policy developments.
The Republic of Moldova after the first round of presidential elections
On October 30th, for the first time in the last 20 years, Moldovan citizens gave their direct votes to elect the president. The candidates that will compete in the presidential runoff are the leader of the Socialist Party, Igor Dodon and Maia Sandu, chairwoman of the Action and Solidarity Party. Read the APE/FES newsletter to learn more about the results of the first round of presidential elections, including the opinion of the election observers and monitoring organisations, of Moldovan and international experts, as well as the statements of the electoral competitors in the presidential race.
Towards an Improved Social Dialogue in the Republic of Moldova
An international conference was organised on October 26th 2016 in Chisinau which provided a platform for a comprehensive discussion on Moldova’s main challenges in the area of social dialogue and ways forward towards a productive and far-reaching social dialogue, strong and reliable social partners and committed non-state actors. The conference addressed topics related to the European experience in the area of social dialogue and models that can be applied by the Republic of Moldova; the challenges of the social dialogue in Moldova and how the trust and cooperation between the social partners can be strengthened; the social agenda of the Republic of Moldova in the context of the Association Agreement with the EU and its implications for the social standards. The conference was organised by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and the International Labour Organisation in partnership with the Moldovan Government, the Moldovan National Trade Union Confederation and the National Confederation of Employers.
Daily workers- modern slavery between legality and reality
A new draft law aimed at regulating the way the daily workers can perform occasional unskilled work that has been adopted by the Government recently has raised controversial discussions. While the employers are of the opinion that the law will make it easier for them to hire unskilled workers -with minimum documents and taxes- the trade unions as well as local and international experts got alarmed by the news saying the law will contribute to more abuses by the employers, depriving the workers of any social protection. Read more in the investigation and the watch the documentary conducted by Friedrich-Ebert-Shtiftung (FES) in partnership with the Center for Journalistic Investigations.