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State of emergency to be prolonged by another 60 days in Moldova

22:02 | 26.05.2023 Category: Official

Chisinau, 26 May /MOLDPRES/ - The parliament today approved the prolongation of the emergency state in Moldova by a period of 60 days starting from 4 June 2023, the government’s communication and protocol department has reported.    

In the parliament’s plenum, Prime Minister Dorin Recean said that the need to extend the emergency state was prompted by the unpredictable developments of the war unleashed by Russia against Ukraine: the counter-offensive launched, as well as the extension of the instability, including on the territory of Russia.   

„The aggression is at our border. Nearby us, in the Europe of the 21st century, the civil infrastructure is bombarded, the aqueduct and sewerage networks, the infrastructure needed for supply with medicines, food and other necessities are destroyed. Also, the power networks are hit, which has a direct impact on Moldova too. Moreover, when the Ukrainian citizens have nothing to eat, are in darkness and have no water, there is the risk of the increase of the migration flow,’’ PM Dorin Recean said. According to the prime minister, in these conditions, the cabinet’s capacity to take immediate decisions for managing the emergency situations is important.   

At the same time, Prime Minister Dorin Recean said that, in next June, the government would finish an initiative on the changing of the legislative framework, in order to propose the introduction of the emergency ordinance, according to Romania’s model. The emergency ordinance will substantially enhance the efficiency of the parliamentary control over the government’s decisions and will make each decision taken in crisis situation liable to discussion or even cancellation in parliament.   

„The approval of these amendments of the legislative framework will allow us getting out of the emergency state, as well as remaining prepared for any unforeseen situation, which needs the government’s immediate intervention, in order to protect the people,’’ PM Dorin Recean stressed. 

The prime minister’s speech in the parliament’s plenum can be seen here:

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