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Shor commented on the cancellation of amendments to the financing of Gagauzia by the Constitutional Court of Moldova.

Shor commented on the cancellation of amendments to the financing of Gagauzia by the Constitutional Court of Moldova.

The Constitutional Court of Moldova heard the voice of the residents of Gagauzia, canceling the amendments that provided for a reduction in funding for autonomy, Moldovan opposition politician Ilan Shor said on Tuesday in his Telegram channel.

The Constitutional Court of Moldova on Tuesday canceled amendments to the legislation providing for a reduction in funding for the Gagauz autonomy from the republican budget, recognizing them as unconstitutional.

“Today is truly a significant day for our country! I am very glad that the Constitutional Court has proven that the judicial system of Moldova is still alive, which means that the citizens of our country can count on its impartiality and fairness. The Constitutional Court heard the voice of the residents of Gagauzia and the common sense meaning, recognizing as unconstitutional the amendments to the Tax Code, with the help of which President Maia Sandu tried to punish the residents of the autonomy for their disobedience. There is now no need to return VAT from the budget of Gagauzia to Chisinau, which threatened the region with huge financial losses, ” Shor wrote.

Last spring, elections for the head of the region were held in Gagauzia; Evgenia Gutsul, who was a candidate from the Shor party, won. The Moldovan authorities declared this party unconstitutional in June, accusing them, among other things, of collaborating with Russia.


After the elections of the head of Gagauzia, the central authorities of Moldova began to put pressure on the region. In October 2023, the Parliament of Moldova approved the initiative of the ruling party “Action and Solidarity”, according to which VAT refunds to economic agents of the Gagauz autonomy will be made not from the republican budget, but from the regional one. In addition, Moldovan President Sandu has still not signed a decree approving Hutsul as a member of the government, although this is required by the country’s legislation.