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).
Training seminars on community policing
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:
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.
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.
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.