Moldova extends state of emergency for 60 days starting December 6
Initially, the state of emergency was launched on February 24 and was constantly extended afterward.
Moldova is contemplating extending the state of emergency as a result of the energy crisis ensuing because of the war in Ukraine.
Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita stated at a government meeting that "Unfortunately, there is no doubt that it is necessary to extend the state of emergency. This tool is necessary because we do not have other solutions that could be applied immediately. The decision to extend the state of emergency and submit it to parliament has been approved,"
Initially, the state of emergency was launched on February 24 and was constantly extended afterward. With this new extension, the Commission for Emergency Situations decided to extend the emergency protocol for another 60 days, effective December 6.
In this case, the Commission for Emergency Situations has the ability to intervene immediately and make decisions if deemed necessary on top of those already established by the current framework, in order to provide energy resources and maintain energy security.
This also comes, according to Interior Minister Anna Revenko, as a result of the automatic shutdown of the Moldovan electricity system after the shelling of Ukrainian infrastructure.
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