The following lists events that happened during 2015 in Moldova .
2015 (MMXV) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2015th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 15th year of the 3rd millennium, the 15th year of the 21st century, and the 6th year of the 2010s decade.
Moldova, officially the Republic of Moldova, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe, bordered by Romania to the west and Ukraine to the north, east, and south. The capital city is Chișinău.
Iurie Leancă is a Moldovan politician who was the Prime Minister of Moldova from 2013 until 2015. He was Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration from 2009 to 2013 as part of the First and Second Filat Cabinet.
Chiril Gaburici is a Moldovan businessman and former Prime Minister of Moldova.
Natalia Snegur-Gherman is a Moldovan politician, who served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration and Deputy Prime Minister of Moldova from May 2013 to January 2016.
The President of the Republic of Moldova is the head of state of Moldova. The current President of Moldova is Igor Dodon, who was elected in 2016 after a 2nd round run-off vote with 52.2% over his opponent Maia Sandu with 47.8%. His inauguration took place on December 27, 2016.
Nicolae Timofti is a Moldovan jurist and politician who was President of Moldova from 23 March 2012 until 23 December 2016. He served as head of Moldova's Supreme Magistrate Council and was elected President by parliament on 16 March 2012.
The Prime Minister of Moldova is Moldova's head of government. The Prime Minister is formally appointed by the President and exercises executive power along with the cabinet subject to parliamentary support.
The Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova is a conservative political party in Moldova. The party is led by Viorel Cibotaru, a former Minister of Defense of Moldova. Until 2016, PLDM was led by Vlad Filat, who was Prime Minister of Moldova from 2009 to 2013, in two cabinets. Immediately after the 2014 parliamentary elections, with 21 seats in the Moldovan Parliament, PLDM was the largest of the three democratic pro-European parliamentary parties.
The Democratic Party of Moldova is a center-left political party in the Republic of Moldova. The party was established in 1997 and it is an associate member of the Party of European Socialists (PES) and is a full member of the Socialist International.
The Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova is a communist party in Moldova led by Vladimir Voronin. It is the only communist party to have held a majority in government in the post-Soviet states. The PCRM is part of the Party of the European Left.
Crimea is a peninsula on the northern coast of the Black Sea in Eastern Europe that is almost completely surrounded by both the Black Sea and the smaller Sea of Azov to the northeast. It is located south of the Ukrainian region of Kherson, to which it is connected by the Isthmus of Perekop, and west of the Russian region of Kuban, from which it is separated by the Strait of Kerch though linked by the Crimean Bridge. The Arabat Spit is located to the northeast, a narrow strip of land that separates a system of lagoons named Sivash from the Sea of Azov. Across the Black Sea to its west is Romania and to its south Turkey.
Arseniy Petrovych Yatsenyuk is a Ukrainian politician, economist and lawyer who served as the 13th Prime Minister of Ukraine from 27 February 2014 to 14 April 2016.
Ukraine is in 102nd place out of 180 countries listed in the 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Organizations like Reporters Without Borders, Human Rights Watch and Committee to Protect Journalists have condemned Poroshenko government recent bans on media.
Marcel Răducan is a Moldovan politician, a deputy in the Legislature 2005-2009 elected on the lists of the Electoral Bloc Democratic Moldova. From 2009 to February 2015 he served as Minister of Regional Development and Construction in the First Vlad Filat Cabinet and in the Second Filat Cabinet as well. From November 30, 2018 he is the President of the Competition Council.
The Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure of Moldova is one of the nine ministries of the Government of Moldova.
Maia Sandu is a Moldovan economist who served as Minister of Education of Moldova from 2012 until 2015. In 2016, she was a candidate in the Moldovan presidential election. Running on a pro-EU action platform, she was one of the two candidates that reached the runoff of the election.
The following lists events that happened in the year 2014 in Ukraine.
The first government headed by Arseniy Yatsenyuk was created in Ukraine on 27 February 2014 in the aftermath of the Ukrainian revolution. The cabinet was formed as a coalition of the parties Batkivschyna, UDAR and Svoboda and the parliamentary factions Economic Development and Sovereign European Ukraine and other independent MPs. On 24 July 2014, UDAR and Svoboda and 19 independent MPs had exited from the coalition to pave the way for the early parliamentary elections of late October 2014. Prime Minister Yatsenyuk announced his resignation the same day, but the Verkhovna Rada declined his resignation on 31 July 2014.
Sergey Valeryevich Aksyonov is the Head and Prime Minister of the Republic of Crimea from 2014. which is an internationally disputed federal subject of Russia located on the Crimean Peninsula.
The Crimean Peninsula was annexed from Ukraine by the Russian Federation in February–March 2014 and since then has been administered as two Russian federal subjects—the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol. The annexation followed a military intervention by Russia in Crimea that took place in the aftermath of the 2014 Ukrainian revolution and was part of wider unrest across southern and eastern Ukraine.
The following lists events that happened in 2014 in Russia.
International sanctions were imposed during the Ukrainian crisis by a large number of countries against Russia and Crimea following the Russian military intervention in Ukraine, which began in late February 2014. The sanctions were imposed by the United States, the European Union (EU) and other countries and international organisations against individuals, businesses and officials from Russia and Ukraine. Russia responded with sanctions against a number of countries, including a total ban on food imports from the EU, United States, Norway, Canada and Australia.
The Gaburici Cabinet was the Cabinet of Moldova from 18 February to 30 July 2015. It consisted of ministers from the Liberal Democratic Party (PLDM) and the Democratic Party (PDM), who together formed the Political Alliance for a European Moldova. The Cabinet was installed after a successful vote of confidence held in the Parliament of Moldova on 18 February 2015. It was a minority government.
The Political Alliance for a European Moldova was the pro-European governing coalition in Moldova from 18 February to 24 July 2015. On 24 July 2015 the Liberal Party joined a new majority coalition.
The Streleț Cabinet was the Cabinet of Moldova from 30 July to 29 October 2015. It consisted of ministers from the Liberal Democratic Party (PLDM), the Democratic Party (PDM) and the Liberal Party (PL), who together formed the Alliance for European Integration III. The Cabinet was installed after a successful vote of confidence held in the Parliament of Moldova on 30 July 2015. It was dismissed by Parliament on 29 October amid ongoing protests, lasting 3 months. A new cabinet was formed only on 20 January 2016; until then the Deputy Prime Minister for Social Affairs Gheorghe Brega was acting Prime Minister.
Alliance for European Integration III was the ruling coalition in Moldova from 24 July 2015 to January 2016.
In the spring of 2015, Moldova faced large-scale protests amid a worsening economic situation and corruption scandals. The protests gained momentum in September, when up to 100,000 people demonstrated in the largest protest since Moldova's independence from the Soviet Union in August 1991.
Ion Sula is a Moldovan politician who served as Minister of Agriculture and Food Industry of Moldova since 18 February 2015, succeeding at this post Vasile Bumacov (2011-2015), until 20 January 2016.