The analysis examines the socio-economic support measures in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, concluding that they proved to be very modest, delayed and with lots of confusion and controversy. Poor communication by the Government of the Republic of Moldova regarding the real impact of the state of emergency period on the economy and employees, the rigid budget management, as well as the modest economic support measures have led to a general state of mistrust, which has aggravated not only the social and economic impact of the state of emergency, but has also reduced the effectiveness of sanitary measures. At the end of the state of emergency, the mechanisms of the labour market were fundamentally destabilized. Tens of thousands of employees have lost their jobs and the number of vacancies has fallen due to the economic slowdown. The socio-economic measures taken by the government during the pandemic only stimulated the dismissals of employees. The weakened macroeconomic environment at the European level and the reduction in demand on external markets, especially for the manufacturing industry, are not at all promising for a resumption of economic growth and overcoming the situation. Read the analysis here.



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Trade Union Monitoring Report: Republic of Moldova- 2020

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