Election of the Moldovan President : 'high time for the parliament to deliver'
Strasbourg, 05.12.2011 – Returning from their fact-finding visit to Moldova (28 November-1st December 2011), PACE co-rapporteurs Lise Christoffersen (Norway, SOC) and Piotr Wach (Poland, EPP/CD) welcomed the decision of the Moldovan parliament to set the date of the election of the President on 16 December 2011.
"The Moldovan parliament has the power to put an end to a political deadlock lasting for more than 800 days. We urge leaders of all political parties to reach a compromise, find the required qualified majority and elect the President of the Republic. This election is needed to comply with the Constitution, secure the separation of powers, speed up a much-needed reform process, promote an inclusive, multicultural society and attract foreign investors. Political responsibility and accountability is today required to meet the needs of the Moldovan citizens, face Moldova's many challenges, and ensure that democratic reforms be effectively implemented to the benefit of the population", said the PACE co-rapporteurs.
Training seminars on human rights for civil servants from local public authorities
Chisinau, 29 November 2011 - The Joint Programme between the Council of Europe and the European Union “Democracy Support Programme in Moldova” in co-operation with the Centre for Human Rights of Moldova (Moldovan Ombudsman Institution) is organising a series of training seminars for civil servants from local public authorities.
Following the publication of the “Manual on human rights for civil servants”, a series of training seminars on human rights for civil servants from local public authorities in 5 cities from different regions of the country is being organised. The first seminars have been held in Balti and Edinet. The trainers, co-authors of the manual have delivered presentations on several chapters of this publication, regarded by them as most important for representatives of the local public authorities. The participants have also discussed different aspects of their activity, pointing out the most problematic ones, such as shortages in the social assistance field, rights of people with disabilities, petitioning system, etc. Other training seminars will be organised in Cahul, Comrat and Chisinau in late November and first half of December. Copies of the publication shall be disseminated among civil servants and other beneficiaries during the trainings and a number of them will be donated to Moldovan Ombudsman Institution.
Monitoring visit by PACE co-rapporteurs to Moldova
Strasbourg, 29.11.2011 – Lise Christoffersen (Norway, SOC) and Piotr Wach (Poland, EPP/CD), co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on the honouring of Moldova’s obligations and commitments, started a fact-finding visit to Chisinau yesterday afternoon until 1 December. They will be especially interested in the current political situation, the reform of justice, the measures taken to combat corruption and organised crime, and the implementation of Assembly Resolutions 1572 (2007), 1666 (2009) and 1692 (2009).
During this visit, the co-rapporteurs are due to meet the acting President of the Republic and Speaker of Parliament, the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and European Integration, the Minister of Justice as well as the Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs. Talks are also foreseen with representatives of the political parties which hold seats in Parliament, and with representatives of the judicial authorities, NGOs and the media.
The co-rapporteurs will give a press conference on Thursday 1 December at 1 pm in the Ministry of Agriculture building (Conference Hall, I floor).
Request for Quotations for publishing 2500 copies of the Strategy for Justice Sector Reform in the Republic of Moldova
The CoE/EU Joint Programme hereby invites you to submit a quotation for publishing 2500 copies of the Strategy for Justice Sector Reform in the Republic of Moldova (2000 copies in Romanian and 500 copies in Russian versions.
Chisinau, 23 November 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 training seminars on community policing for traffic police officers and patrol officers.
On 22-23 November 2011 six teachers of the Police Academy “Stefan cel Mare”, trained within the framework of the training of trainers seminar on community policing in October 2011, delivered trainings on this subject matter to about sixty traffic police officers and patrol officers. These trainings aimed at making the police officers understand that the partnership approach to policing should be used in identifying and solving community issues. During the seminars real life case studies have been analysed for the purpose of showing how the police and the community should work in order to solve problems related to criminality, public disorder, safety and to improve the quality of life of each member of the society. The police-public partnership approach builds the community trust and confidence in the police service, which in turn leads to an increase in community intelligence and crime reduction.
Contact person: Ms Nelea Bugaevski, Human Rights Officer, E-mail: