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Emergency state extended by another 60 days in Moldova

20:21 | 26.05.2023 Category: Political

Chisinau, 26 May /MOLDPRES/ - The emergency state was extended by 60 days in Moldova starting from 4 June. At a proposal by the government, the parliament today adopted a draft decision on the matter with 58 votes for.   

Prime Minister Dorin Recean came with the request to prolong the state of emergency at the parliament’s rostrum. He answered questions by lawmakers for over half an hour.  

According to the PM, the need of this decision is prompted by the risks and threats triggered by Russia’s war in Ukraine. Also, the prime minister ascertains that Moldova is subjected to asymmetric threats and to a wide spectrum of manifestations of the hybrid war. At the same time, the risk of new cyber attacks against public institutions and national critical infrastructure should be taken into account. In the context, Moldova needs, in continuation, legal mechanisms stipulated by the emergency state, in order to manage eventual unpredictable developments.  

Thus, during the emergency state, Moldova’s Commission for Emergency Situations will issue compulsory and executory instructions for the heads of the central and local public administration authorities, of economic agents, public institutions, as well as for Moldova’s citizens and other people who stay in the country.   

The state of emergency was established on 24 February 2022, with the unleashing of the war in Ukraine.  


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