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Lesson from Chisinau

Last week, the 2nd edition of Ascent Group Business Forum took place in Chisinau. Important moment for us. Important moment for many of the companies who attended trying to identify business partners.

I was pleasantly surprised to realize that the event was also treated very seriously by the officials of the Republic of Moldova.

I saw a very professional Minister of Economy and Commerce, Igor Dodon, who had the patience to explain to investors what are the changes in the legislation and how those will influence the economic environment of the Republic of Moldova starting next year, I saw a Vice-President of the Parliament, Iurie Rosca, who is struggling for many years to attract foreign investors into the country and a very young Mayor of Chisinau, Dorin Chirtoaca, trying to offer guaranties to the foreign investors.

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Last week, the 2nd edition of Ascent Group Business Forum took place in Chisinau. Important moment for us. Important moment for many of the companies who attended trying to identify business partners.

I was pleasantly surprised to realize that the event was also treated very seriously by the officials of the Republic of Moldova.

I saw a very professional Minister of Economy and Commerce, Igor Dodon, who had the patience to explain to investors what are the changes in the legislation and how those will influence the economic environment of the Republic of Moldova starting next year, I saw a Vice-President of the Parliament, Iurie Rosca, who is struggling for many years to attract foreign investors into the country and a very young Mayor of Chisinau, Dorin Chirtoaca, trying to offer guaranties to the foreign investors.

Last week, the 2nd edition of Ascent Group Business Forum took place in Chisinau. Important moment for us. Important moment for many of the companies who attended trying to identify business partners.

I was pleasantly surprised to realize that the event was also treated very seriously by the officials of the Republic of Moldova.

I saw a very professional Minister of Economy and Commerce, Igor Dodon, who had the patience to explain to investors what are the changes in the legislation and how those will influence the economic environment of the Republic of Moldova starting next year, I saw a Vice-President of the Parliament, Iurie Rosca, who is struggling for many years to attract foreign investors into the country and a very young Mayor of Chisinau, Dorin Chirtoaca, trying to offer guaranties to the foreign investors.

I saw seriousness, dedication… people who really care about the country they are running. I heard about extremely brave fiscal reforms (for instance the 0 tax for the reinvested profit). I saw professionalism and dedication.

Suddenly we took part to a unique moment. During a “right” – “left” cross talk between the Minister of Economy and the Mayor of Chisinau, the two officials, both extremely young otherwise, have realized that the political color is less important when you are promoting reforms for your country, and as a result of this, they hold out their hands in the applause of the participants… It was a very touching moment and I’m happy that it happened during one of our events.

I would like to see this kind of wisdom by the Romanian officials as well. I’d like to see such a gesture between the President Basescu and the President Voronin. Their discord already produced negative consequences among the investors interested in the Republic of Moldova. I’d like the President of my country would not use the Republic of Moldova only as an issue to get more votes from the Romanian electors. I wish my President would really care about what happens in Moldova.

I feel that the Republic of Moldova taught us a lesson. The lesson of fair-play in politics. I saw two young politicians who arise far above my own President. And at least for a moment I wished I was a citizen of the Republic of Moldova…