Congress visit to monitor local and regional democracy in Moldova
Strasbourg, 23.11.2011 - The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe is carrying out a monitoring visit, from 23 to 25 November 2011, to evaluate the situation of local and regional democracy in Moldova. This is the second stage in the monitoring process, which was launched by a first visit in early September 2011. The Congress rapporteurs, Mr Francis LEC (SOC, France) and Mr Ignacio SANCHEZ-AMOR (SOC, Spain) will examine the honouring of commitments entered into by Moldova with regard to local and regional self-government, in the light of the country's ratification of the European Charter of Local Self-Government in October 1997.
A number of meetings will take place, notably with representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, with the Presidents of the Court of Accounts, Serafim URECHEAN, of the Constitutional Court, Alexandru TANASE, and of the Central Electoral Commission, Iurie CIOCAN, as well as with the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Liliana PALIHOVICI, and representatives of the Ombudsman's office.
Public Consultation on the Draft Action Plan to implement the Strategy of Justice Sector Reform 2011-2016
Chisinau, 16 November 2011 - The Joint Programme between the Council of Europe and the European Union “Democracy Support Programme in Moldova” in co-operation with the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Moldova organised the Public Consultation on the Draft Action Plan to implement the Strategy of Justice Sector Reform 2011 – 2016
In his opening speech the Minister of Justice, Mr. Oleg Efrim underlined that the purpose of this Strategy is to build an accessible, efficient, independent, transparent, professional and responsible to society justice system, which would correspond to the European standards, ensure the rule of law and respect for human rights. Mr. Dirk Lorenz, the Political Officer for the EU Delegation in Moldova noted the importance of the debated document and stressed that a proper coordination mechanism for implementation of the reform would be of an utmost importance. He also expressed the hope that the political processes in the country will not endanger the implementation of the reform. Mr. Ghenadie Barba, the Deputy Head of the Council of Europe Office in Moldova also emphasised the importance of a coordination mechanism to implement the reform and suggested the signing of an institutional agreement among the reform stakeholders which would ensure a proper distribution of roles and responsibilities in the framework of the reform implementation.
Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers, November 2011 - May 2012
Committee of Ministers chairmanship transfers from Ukraine to the United Kingdom
7 November, Strasbourg – Committee of Ministers chairmanship transferred today from Ukraine to the United Kingdom. The meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies today reviewed the Ukrainian chairmanship and looked at United Kingdom priorities for the coming six months.
Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kostyantyn Gryshchenko, presented the report on the Ukrainian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (11 May – 7 November 2011). (more…)
The United Kingdom Minister of Foreign Affairs, William Hague, presented his country’s priorities for the coming six months.
Request for Quotation for the production of a video clip about the development and future implementation of the Strategy on Justice Sector Reform in the Republic of Moldova
The Joint Programme between the Council of Europe and the European Union "Democracy Support in Moldova" invites to submit quotations for the production of a video clip about the development and future implementation of the Strategy on Justice Sector Reform in the Republic of Moldova.
Training of trainers seminar on Community Policing
Chisinau, 28 October 2011 - The Joint Programme between the Council of Europe and the European Union “Democracy Support in Moldova” in co-operation with the Police Academy “Stefan cel Mare” organised a 4-day training of trainers seminar on community policing.
This event was aimed at delivering training to the teachers of the Police Academy “Stefan cel Mare”, train them on community policing principles in line with good European and international practices and apply interactive training methodologies in their trainings.