Moldovan PM described first year of mandate as one of hardest
19:24 | 08.08.2022 Category: Political
Chisinau, August 8 /MOLDPRES/- Last year we started with the hope that we will succeed in building together the Moldova of the good times, a country where corruption, injustice, poverty and fear of tomorrow will no longer have a place. We are equally committed to always telling the truth, and the reality is that it has been one of the most difficult years in the history of our country's more than three decades of independence. The statement was made today by Prime Minister Natalia Gavriliţa, at the meeting to summarize the Government's activity, one year after the investiture.
"Already hit by the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been faced with the steep rise in energy prices and, for more than five months, we also have to deal with the consequences of the unjust and unjustified war in our neighborhood. The world today is very different from the world when I took over," the Prime Minister said in his speech.
According to the official, under the conditions created, the Government did everything possible - and sometimes even what seemed impossible - to reduce the impact of these challenges on our citizens.
"We came up with a large compensation package for the increased bills and expanded the number of beneficiaries and the amount of aid for the cold period of the year; we managed to partially offset the diesel price and increased the subsidy fund by 60%; when our customs were suffocated by rows of hundreds of trucks, we worked very effectively with the Romanian Government and took measures to unblock the situation; when companies and employees in certain sectors were affected by health protection measures, we adopted a series of compensatory instruments, such as technical or partial unemployment, which can also be applied in crisis conditions", Gavriliţa pointed out. She mentioned that despite the fact that it was necessary to act rather like firemen putting out fires that broke out all around them, the Government cared very much about setting our country on a good and fair path - as it was promised people It was a team effort, together with the Presidency and the Parliament.
In another matter, the head of the Cabinet of Ministers referred to the results and perspectives of the Republic of Moldova in different segments such as foreign policy, development of infrastructure and regional programs, support for entrepreneurship, justice reform, etc.
"We are not cut off from reality. We have to tell the truth: many people have a very hard time in our country. And we have limited leverage, for the simple reason that the multiple crises we face are of a global nature and affect even the most remote corners of the world, including countries much richer than the Republic of Moldova. We know that through the measures we ordered, we could not completely take the burden of higher bills or increased prices for essential goods off the shoulders of the most vulnerable. However, today we have to draw a line and see where we are in each field of activity, to see what needs to be done next, what are the plans on which we are working together", summarized the head of the Executive.
On August 6, 2021, the investiture ceremony of the Government led by Natalia Gavrilița took place. Today, the Cabinet of Ministers presented the activity report, called "A year of governance in solidarity with the people".
The cabinet led by Prime Minister Natalia Gavriliţă consists of 13 ministries and has four deputy prime ministers. Natalia Gavriliţa is the 15th Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova since the declaration of the country's independence. The longest mandate at the head of the executive was held by Vasile Tarlev, who held this position for seven years. In recent years, Moldova has had six premiers: Vlad Filat (2009-2013), Iurie Leancă (2013-2015), Chiril Gaburici (2015), Valeriu Strelet (2015), Pavel Filip (2016-2019), Maia Sandu (2019) ) and Ion Chicu (2019-2020).