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Moldovan authorities initiate action plan on carrying out European Commission's recommendations

20:30 | 29.06.2022 Category: Political

Chisinau, 29 June /MOLDPRES/ - The Moldovan authorities have initiated an action plan on the carrying out of the European Commission’s recommendations, presented to Moldova following the giving of the status of state candidate for accession to the European Union. Foreign Affairs and European Integration Minister Nicu Popescu today made statements to this effect at a news conference held after the cabinet meeting.    

According to the official, the action plan will include dozens of measures, the institution in charge and the deadline for their implementation. ‘’The document is to given final touches in the next two weeks. Afterwards, the actions will be discussed with the European partners and in late July, early August, it will be fully finalized. The plan implies the amendment of the legislation in more sectors, such as: justice, fighting the organized crime/money laundering, administrative reform, system of management of public money, law on competition and the improvement of the governance of the state enterprises. The actions on the reforms’ implementation have already started; we have a lot of work to do in the justice field; therefore, the government today approved a string of decisions to improve the judicial system,’’ Nicu Popescu stressed.     

For his part, Justice Minister Sergiu Litvinenco said the legislative acts approved came from the recommendations made by the European Commission. ‘’We made important amendments as to the work of the Agency for Crime Assets Recovery. Thus, there will be possibility for the sequestrated vehicles to be sold. Another amendment regards the candidates who participate in the contest on admission to the National Justice Institute, who will have to present an assets and wealth declaration. Also, the powers of the Ombudsman were extended and we instructed the creation of a Deontological Code for the employees of the National Anticorruption Centre,’’ Sergiu Litvinenco said.     

The term of evaluation of the reforms included in the action plan is to be established by Moldova’s authorities and the European Union at the subsequent discussions.  

 

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