Moldova & IMF IMF Activities Publications Press Releases



May 16, 2016 - Press Info: A selection of questions from journalists [also in Romanian and Russian]

August 20, 2013 - Profit Magazine: Interview with Tokhir Mirzoev "IMF and Moldova: synchronization of watches" [in Russian only]

August 8, 2013 - Tokhir Mirzoev: Interview to "Rabotai & Otdihai" Magazine The foundation can only be secured by the walls and the roof [also in Russian]

July 11, 2013 - Tokhir Mirzoev: Interview to "FISC.md" Magazine Taxpayers Will Be Happy if Paying Taxes Will Be the Only Thing They Must Do [also in Romanian]

June 18, 2013 - Tokhir Mirzoev's Speech at the International Conference "MACRO 2013: A global view on Moldova’s economy"

June 10, 2013 - Profit Magazine: Interview with Tokhir Mirzoev "Meaningful Visit" [in Russian only]

May 2, 2013 - Nobil Luxury Butique Hotel magazine: A Few Questions for Tokhir Mirzoev [also in Romanian and Russian]

May 1, 2013 - "Economist Weekly": Moldova's program with IMF had good results but the laws approved in March have reduced its efficiency [in Romanian only]

April 25, 2013 - Radio Free Europe: Interview with Tokhir Mirzoev: "IMF will be able to discuss about financial support only within a new program, with a new government" [in Romanian only]

April 25, 2013 - Infotag News Agency: Interview: "Tokhir Mirzoev Says That IMF Remains Open for Discussing a New Cooperation With Moldova, And That There Are Substantial Differences Between 2009 Year And Current Economic Situation In Moldova" [also in Romanian and Russian]

April 25, 2013 - Infomarket News Agency: Interview with Tokhir Mirzoev: "Moldova Will Not Receive the Last Tranche from IMF of Approximately $76 Million And the Current IMF's Three-Year Arrangement with Moldova Will Be Closed" [also in Romanian and Russian]

April 2, 2013 - Infotag News Agency: Interview: "Tokhir Mirzoev Hints IMF Mission May Not Come To Moldova Until Late April" [also in Romanian and Russian]

March 1, 2013 - "Panoprama" Weekly: Interview with Tokhir Mirzoev "Mission Impossible" [in Russian only]

December 21, 2012 - Profit Magazine: A Christmas Wish List for Moldova / Tokhir Mirzoev

December 6, 2012 - "Chisinau Observer" Weekly: Interview with Tokhir Mirzoev "Moldova Needs to Rely More on Itself" [in Russian only]

November 26, 2012 - Publika TV: On-air program "Banii Tai" ("Your Money") by Alexei Lungu - guest Tokhir Mirzoev [also in Romanian]

August 7, 2012 - Profit Magazine: Interview with Tokhir Mirzoev "IMF Ready to Discuss New Memorandum"

June 30, 2012 - Profit Magazine: Interview with Tokhir Mirzoev "Reforms, First and Foremost" [in Russian only]

April 26, 2012 - Tokhir Mirzoev's Speech at the Conference on Corporate Governance in Moldova's Banking and Financial Sector

March 23, 2012 - Tokhir Mirzoev: Interview to "Logos-Press" Weekly Economic Review
Miracles of Moldova's Economy
[in Russian only]

March 20, 2012 - Tokhir Mirzoev: Interview to "FISC.md" Magazine Tax Service Needs Significant Modernization [in Russian only]

February 22, 2012 - Europa.md Portal: Interview with Tokhir Mirzoev [in Romanian only]

February 13, 2012 - IMF Survey: Interview with Nikolay Gueorguiev "Moldova Growing Strongly Despite Rising Risks" [also in Romainan]

February 13, 2012 - 24h.md News Portal: Interview with Tokhir Mirzoev [in Romanian only]

September 30, 2011 - Kommersant.md: Interview with Tokhir Mirzoev [in Russian only]

September 30, 2011 - Infotag News Agency: Discussion with Tokhir Mirzoev [also in Romanian and Russian]

September 27, 2011 - Business Class Magazine: Tokhir Mirzoev: Comment about gold [in Russian only]

July 27, 2011 - Business Class Magazine: Tokhir Mirzoev: Comment on the CIT policy [in Russian only]

July 27, 2011 - Business Class Magazine: Tokhir Mirzoev: Comment on the exchange rate policy [in Russian only]

June 30, 2011 - Infotag News Agency: Tokhir Mirzoev: "IMF does not expect new negotiations with the Government of Moldova on VAT for sugar" [also in Romanian and Russian]

June 3, 2011 - Chisinau Press Club Discussion with Tokhir Mirzoev [also in Romanian]

May 20, 2011 - Infotag News Agency: Interview with Tokhir Mirzoev [also in Romanian and Russian]

May 19 , 2011 - The European Times: Moldova Tokhir Mirzoev's comment about Moldova's progress

April 18, 2011 - Info-Prim Neo News Agency: Excerpts from Tokhir Mirzoev's interview to Radio Moldova [also in Romanian and Russian]

December 29, 2010 - "Economist Weekly": Interview with Tokhir Mirzoev on main challenges for 2011
[
in Romanian only]

December 29, 2010 - Tokhir Mirzoev: Interview to "Komsomolskaya Pravda v Moldove" Quick recovery of Moldova's economy after the crisis has been a surprise for IMF [in Russian only]

July 8, 2010 - "Chisinau Observer" Weekly: Interview with Tokhir Mirzoev on tax policy [in Russian only]

May 31, 2010 - Profit Magazine: Interview with Tokhir Mirzoev: Reforms, First and Foremost [also in Romanian and Russian]

March 10, 2010 - Tokhir Mirzoev: Interview to "Komsomolskaya Pravda v Moldove" A sharp increase in wages would lead to... unemployment and price increases [in Russian only]

February 1, 2010 - Business Class Magazine: Tokhir Mirzoev: Comment on public sector employment in Moldova [also in Russian]

August 26, 2009 - Business Expert Magazine: Johan Mathisen: "IMF can intervene rapidly, but let's see the result of the political process" [in Romanian only]

August 20, 2009 - Infotag News Agency: IMF ready to begin talks on new assistance program with new government immediately [also in Romanian and Russian]

August 27, 2009 - Johan Mathisen: Interview to "Logos-Press" Weekly Economic Review
What is more rational
[also in Russian]

July 2, 2009 - Johan Mathisen: Interview to "Chisinau Observer" Weekly  "The next mission will come to Chisinau fairly soon" [in Russian only]

May 22, 2009 - Johan Mathisen: Interview to "Stroy-Business" Magazine [also in Russian]

April 3, 2009 - Johan Mathisen: Interview to "Novosti-Moldova" News Agency - Moldova can benefit from preferential loans [in Romanian and Russian]

March 23, 2009 - Johan Mathisen: Interview to "Business Expert" Online Magazine
"Moldova has a limited choice of policy options
available" [also in Romanian]

March 13, 2009 - Johan Mathisen: Interview to "Logos-Press" Weekly Economic Review
Anticrisis measures for Moldova
[also in Russian]

March 6, 2009 - Johan Mathisen: Interview to "Novosti-Moldova" News Agency - Influence of world financial crisis on Moldova will be stronger than it was forecasted earlier [in Russian]

October 10, 2008 - Future development of Moldova's financial system will yield many positive outcomes, says IMF Resident Representative to the press [in Russian]

October 10, 2008 - Johan Mathisen: Interview to "Logos-Press" Weekly Economic Review
Headline: "Firm stability"
[in Russian]

October 9, 2008 - CEI Summit Economic Forum / Moldova Investment Forum: J. Mathisen's presentation "Moldova at a crossroad - the challenges ahead to sustain growth over the medium term" [also in Romanian]

October 8, 2008 - TV Moldova: On-air dialogue: IMF's Christophe Rosenberg and Johan Mathisen invited to the "European Vector" program [also in Romanian]

October 8, 2008 - IDIS Viitorul: IMF Resident Representative in Moldova speaks to young leaders about main economic challenges [in Romanian]

June 9, 2008 - Johan Mathisen: Interview to "Business Expert" "It is our opinion that any increase of reserves contributes to taming the inflation" [also in Romanian]

May 29, 2008 - Johan Mathisen: Interview to "Chisinau Observer" Weekly  "To lower inflation, one needs to dampen credit growth" [also in Russian]

April 30, 2008 - Op-Ed: Nikoloz Gigineishvili and Johan Mathisen "Inflation in Moldova" [also in Romanian and in Russian]

March 18, 2008 - Op-Ed: Johan Mathisen "Moldova’s Labor Market: Prospects Improving?"
[also in Romanian and in Russian]

March 12, 2008 - Johan Mathisen: Interview to "Capital Market" Weekly "Leu still has room for real appreciation against the dollar" [in Romanian and in Russian]

February 20, 2008 - Vienna Economic Forum - Moldova Meeting: J. Mathisen's presentation

January 11, 2008 - Johan Mathisen: Interview to "Business Expert" "Moldova has the required potential for attracting investments in all sectors of the economy" [also in Romanian]

Novermber 19, 2007 - Johan Mathisen: "Economic situation in Moldova is much better as projected..." - round table organized by the Association of Economic Journalists of Moldova and the IMF Office in Moldova. [also in Romanian and in Russian]

November 7, 2007 - "Capital Market" Weekly: NBM's decapitalization: true or false [also in Romanian and in Russian]

May 9, 2007 - Thomas Richardson: Interview to Basa-Press News Agency "President's initiatives will be effective only if complemented by other broader reforms" [also in Romanian and in Russian]

April 19, 2007 - Johan Mathisen: Interview to "Chisinau Observer" Weekly  "Taxpayers must become the state's clients - they must be valued and cared for" [in Russian only]

April 13, 2007 - Johan Mathisen: Interview to Basa-Press News Agency "If program goals are intact the IMF will continue to finance Moldova" [also in Romanian and in Russian]

March 1, 2007 - Thomas Richardson: Presentation to Parliamentarians "Moldova and the IMF: Evolution of a Partnership" [also in Russian]

February 9, 2007 - Johan Mathisen: Interview to "Logos-Press" Weekly Economic Review Headline: "Hierarchy of Priorities" [also in Russian]

October 26, 2006 - Thomas Richardson: Interview to "Chisinau Observer" Weekly  "There is no such thing as free lunch" [also in Russian]

October 22, 2006 - Thomas Richardson: Statement for Moldova-1 TV "The IMF like the rest of the international community is ready to help Moldova to deal with the difficulties it faces..." [also in Romanian and in Russian]

September 27, 2006 - Johan Mathisen: Interview to Capital Market Weekly "From my personal experience I can assert that I have seen a clear will on the Government’s side to not only put in place this Program but also to keep it on-track..." [also in Romanian]

September 21, 2006 - Johan Mathisen: Interview to "Chisinau Observer" Weekly  "Looking ahead, we remain optimists" [also in Russian]

May 19, 2006 - Johan Mathisen: Interview to "Logos-Press" Weekly Economic Review Topic: "No God, No Tsar, No Hero…" [also in Russian]

March 23, 2006 - Johan Mathisen: Interview to Radio Free Europe and Basa-Press News Agency "This is the time to take full advantage of the good will of donors and on authorities' commitment to implement reforms..." [also in Romanian and in Russian]

February 3, 2006 - Johan Mathisen: Interview to "Logos-Press" Weekly Economic Review Topic: "Foreign exchange lending: arguments for and against it" [also in Russian]

January 27, 2006 - Johan Mathisen: Interview to "Logos-Press" Weekly Economic Review "Any IMF program focuses on two aspects – macroeconomic issues and structural reforms..." [also in Russian]

October 5, 2005 - Edgardo Ruggiero: Interview to Radio Free Europe and Reporter.md News Agency "Moldova is growing and its changing under our own eyes..." [also in Romanian and in Russian]

July 1, 2005 - Press conference at IMF Office "Talks between Moldova's government and the IMF on a new cooperation program may be resumed as early as the fourth
quarter of this year..."

May 25, 2005 - Edgardo Ruggiero: Interview to "ECO" Weekly Newspaper
"There were many positive developments in 2004. In my view, the positive
developments outweighed the negative ones..." 
[also in Romanian] 

May 20, 2005 - Press conference at IMF Office "At the end of a familiarization visit to Moldova, the new head of the IMF Mission to Moldova, Thomas Richardson, stated that no negotiations for a new financing program between IMF and Moldova are planned for the nearest time..."  

February 10, 2005 - Press conference at IMF Office "The Executive Board of the IMF has appreciated the economic growth in Moldova last year, but the Directors still advise Chisinau to speed up the structural reforms..."  

January 5, 2005 - Edgardo Ruggiero: Interview to "ECO" Weekly Newspaper
"There were many positive developments in 2004. In my view, the positive
developments outweighed the negative ones..." 
[also in Romanian] 

November 12, 2004 - Edgardo Ruggiero: Interview to Reporter.MD News Agency
"The economy is growing at a good pace. At the risk of over-simplifying, the main reason Moldova is growing is because it is exporting wine and people. This has positive and negative effects..." 
[also in Romanian and in Russian]

October 18, 2004 - Press conference at IMF Office on the occasion of the Article IV Mission arrival (full transcript) [also in Romanian] 

August 30, 2004 - Edgardo Ruggiero: Interview to "VIP Magazin" "About the IMF And the Ladies" [in Romanian only]

March 16, 2004 - Press conference at IMF Office "The EGPRSP is rather good and IMF will be waiting to see how the Moldovan government enforces this document, ..." [also in Romanian] 

December 24, 2003 - Edgardo Ruggiero: Interview to Reporter.MD News Agency
"The resumption of financing is dependant on the economic program that will be prepared by the Moldovan Government ..." 
[also in Romanian and in Russian] 

December 24, 2003 - Edgardo Ruggiero: Interview to Basa Press News Agency
"2003 was a very important year for both, us and the Government, as we clarified a number of issues..." 
[also in Romanian] 

October 24, 2003 - Edgardo Ruggiero: Interview to Saptamina Weekly Magazine
"There are not so many examples in the world, where governments decide on who and where should invest..." 
[also in Romanian] 

October 22, 2003 - Edgardo Ruggiero: Interview to Reporter.MD News Agency
"The most important thing for investments growth is to have a favorable business environment..." 
[also in Romanian and in Russian] 

September 21, 2003 - Edgardo Ruggiero: Interview to PRO TV Channel
"The key is to develop sound economic policies..." 
[also in Romanian] 

September 10, 2003 - Edgardo Ruggiero: Interview to Infotag News Agency
"External lending may be resumed in Q2 2004, at best..." 
[also in Romanian and in Russian] 

September 9, 2003 - Edgardo Ruggiero: Interview to Basa Press News Agency
"If everything goes fast, new financing programme for Moldova could be approved in first half of 2004..." 
[also in Romanian and in Russian] 

July 14, 2003 - Edgardo Ruggiero: Interview to Infomarket.md News Agency "Moldova has to undertake four more steps in order to unlock external financing..." [also in Romanian] 

June 4, 2003 - Press conference at IMF Office "Government makes some progress in actions agreed with IMF, but there is still much to do..." [also in Romanian] 

May 17, 2003 - Edgardo Ruggiero: Interview to Basa-Press News Agency "We need to look at expenditures in future years..." [also in Romanian] 

March 14, 2003 - Press conference in the IMF office "On the eve of the IMF mission, Edgardo Ruggiero, the resident representative of the IMF in Moldova held a press conference. Mr. Ruggiero said that the next tranche of US$ 25 million can hardly be disbursed before June..." [also in Russian]

March 12, 2003 - Press conference in the IMF office "The Managing Board of the International Monetary Fund is likely to study the resumption of its financial assistance for Moldova as early as in June, the resident representative of the IMF in Moldova, Edgardo Ruggiero, told a news conference on Wednesday..." [also in Romanian]

February 18, 2003 - Edgardo Ruggiero: roundtable organized by CNFA on the topic "IMF Assistance Program in Moldova" "The International Monetary Fund will continue to work with the Moldovan authorities to strengthen growth prospects and help proceed with economic reforms..." [also in Russian]

January 23, 2003 - Edgardo Ruggiero: Interview to "Chisinau Observer" Weekly Newspaper "The financing for the IMF programme will start only after the Mission comes to Moldova. The mission will come and we will agree with the government about the set of policies..." [also in Russian]

January 17, 2003 - Edgardo Ruggiero: Interview to Info-Prim News Agency "IMF postponed by few months the examination of the issue related to the next PRGF tranche..." [also in Romanian] 

January 10, 2003 - Edgardo Ruggiero: Interview to Basa-Press News Agency "New IMF mission will visit Chisinau not earlier than in February..." [also in Romanian] 

October 8, 2002 - Edgardo Ruggiero: Interview to Infotag News Agency "IMF is ready to hear Moldova's proposals on pre-shipment inspection issue..." 

September 10, 2002 - Edgardo Ruggiero: Interview to Basa Press News Agency "I have been pleasantly surprised by both Chisinau and its people..." [also in Romanian]  

February 28, 2002 - Hassan Al-Atrash: Interview to Infotag News Agency "Drawing up some conclusions from my work here, I can say I learned a couple of lessons that could accelerate the reforms. First of all, it is imperative that the restructuring of the energy sector and power plants privatization keep going..." 

February 28, 2002 - Hassan Al-Atrash: Interview to "Observator Economic" Magazine "Some IMF-supported programmes have been successful, while others have been a failure. It may be simplistic, but my opinion is that reforms where successful in countries where there was domestic ownership of the reforms, and there was a failure where there was a lack of ownership..." [also in Romanian]

February 28, 2002 - Hassan Al-Atrash: Interview to "Chisinau Observer" Weekly Newspaper "This week, the Head of the IMF Permanent Mission in Moldova, Mr Hassan Al-Atrash's 3-year tenure has expired The Moldovan leadership's official stance has been always mixed..." [also in Russian]

February 13, 2002 - Hassan Al-Atrash: Interview to Basa-Press News Agency "The declarations of some officials that the government implemented all the measures agreed to with the IMF but that the IMF did not give the money out of political considerations are false..." [also in Romanian]

September 14, 2001 - Hassan Al-Atrash: Interview to "Infomarket.md" News Agency "The possible postponement of the Annual Meeting of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank should in no way impact the resumption of IMF lending to Moldova..." [also in Russian]

May 16, 2001 - Hassan Al-Atrash: Interview to Infotag News Agency "If the policies  promoted by the new leadership of Moldova are not consistent with the memorandum, it would be difficult for the IMF to resume lending..." [also in Russian]

May 16, 2001 - Hassan Al-Atrash: Interview to Basa-Press News Agency (continued) "The image of the state seems unfavorable for investments says the IMF Resident Representative..." [also in Romanian]

May 15, 2001 - Hassan Al-Atrash: Interview to REUTERS Headline news: "Reform or jeopardise funding, IMF warns Moldova" 

May 11, 2001 - Hassan Al-Atrash: Interview to Basa-Press News Agency "The relations of the Republic of Moldova with IMF are presently at a critical juncture..." [also in Romanian]

December 12, 2000 - Hassan Al-Atrash: Interview to Moldpres News Agency "IMF Board of Directors might probably take a positive decision on resumption of crediting for Moldova..." [also in Romanian]

December 12, 2000 - Hassan Al-Atrash: Brief Interview to "Jurnalul National" newspaper "What is the IMF’s forecast for economic growth in the Republic of Moldova in 2001?" [also in Romanian]

December 6, 2000 - Hassan Al-Atrash: Interview to Basa-Press News Agency "Moldova could receive external financial support of 42 million dollars in December..." [also in Romanian]

October 19, 2000 - Hassan Al-Atrash: Statement for the "Infomarket.md" Electronic Magazine "We are pleased that Parliament has approved the privatization bill..." [also in Russian]

October 16, 2000 - Hassan Al-Atrash: Interview to "Reporter.md" Internet Magazine 
"In Moldova the IMF funds were used properly" [in Russian only]

October 14, 2000 - Hassan Al-Atrash: Interview to Basa-Press News Agency 
"IMF mission could finalize negotiations regarding new three year credit program" 
[also in Romanian]

September 22, 2000 - Hassan Al-Atrash: Press Article in "Logos-Press" Weekly Economic Review
"IMF's Globalization"
[also in Russian]

September 16, 2000 - Hassan Al-Atrash: Interview to Basa-Press News Agency 
"New memorandum will contain older conditions of crediting" 
[also in Romanian]

June 9, 2000 - Hassan Al-Atrash: Interview to the "Jurnalul National" Newspaper  
"Good governance is vital for growth and economic development"
[also in Romanian]

January 28, 2000 - Hassan Al-Atrash: Speech at CISR Round Table
"Burning Issues of the Economic Policy for 2000"
[also in Romanian]

October 7, 1999 - Mark Horton: Interview in FLUX Newspaper
"Lack of a national consensus continues to generate many problems and doctrinaire misunderstandings"

February 6, 1999 - Mark Horton: Interview to BASA-Press News Agency
"Ciubuc's resignation was not anything surprising"

January 16, 1999 - Mark Horton: Interview to BASA-Press News Agency
"IMF-Moldova relationships are the best ever"

October 12, 1998 - Mark Horton: Interview to BASA-Press News Agency
“Major problem of Moldova's energy sector is improvement of its administration”

September 26, 1998 - Mark Horton: Interview to BASA-Press News Agency
"Expo-Business-Chisinau is a load for Мoldova’s budget"