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Moldova has removed barriers for Transnistrian metallurgists

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The Moldovan authorities will issue permits to resume work on the largest unrecognized Transnistrian “Metal Plant of Moldova” in Transnistria. According to the decision of the Commission for Emergency Situations of the Government of Moldova, adopted on Friday, the plant will receive the necessary environmental certificates, which will allow the lifting of the ban on waste transit on the territory of the Republic of Moldova.

“The Environmental Protection Agency shall issue, within one working day of the date of submission of the application <...> The Metallurgical Plant in Moldova, authorization for the emission of pollutants into the atmosphere, valid until May 31 “, says the commission’s decision.

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The factory, in different periods, produced 1-2 million tons of steel per year, which was supplied to the EU, the USA and other countries.

Moldova has blocked the supply of scrap metal from the EU and its territory since the end of February. In April, the company was forced to shut down.

Transnistria has been in a difficult situation following Ukraine’s decision to close a section of the border with the region. For the first time since the independence of the republic, all flows of goods enter from the left bank of the Dniester, through Moldova and must comply with the legislation of this country.

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The decision on the “Metallurgical Plant in Moldova” was taken today together with the decision to extend the contract for the purchase of electricity from the Moldovan GRES located in Pridnestrovie (Transnistria). Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilitsa told reporters that the republic will receive almost twice as much electricity as the market normally costs. The authorization for the Pridnestrovian metallurgists, as well as a contract for the supply of electricity, will be valid until May 31.

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