Deadline for submission of applications for the post of Ombudsman for the Rights of the Child to the plenary of Parliament extended

Moldova1, 26 May 2023 21:40

The deadline for the submission to Parliament of applications for the post of Ombudsman for the Rights of the Child has been extended by 60 days. A draft resolution providing for this was voted by 59 MPs on Friday.

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The destruction of the Nova Kakhovka dam in Ukraine generated an ecological catastrophe, and it would take many years and considerable investments to restore the infrastructure, fauna and aquatic flora, says the Minister of the Environment, Rodica Iordanov.
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EU nations have reached an agreement that would see countries either accept a share of asylum-seekers or pay into a fund managed by Brussels to care for migrants. Germany voiced concerns about protections for children, DW reports.
A man, a member of the criminal organization "Patron", is under criminal investigation for smuggling precious stones.
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The Parliament ratified three agreements with the Government of Romania regarding the modernization of the bridges over the Prut River, which connect the Republic of Moldova and Romania. The Minister of Infrastructure and Regional Development, Lilia Dabija, said in the plenary session of the Parliament that two bridges will be rehabilitated and another one will be built in Leușeni-Albita.
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Prime Minister Dorin Recean calls for tougher penalties for electoral fraud. At today's Cabinet meeting, the Prime Minister asked the Justice Ministry to propose tougher penalties for such offences and for the use of personal data. The head of the cabinet also raised several objections to the way investigations in such cases are conducted.
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The government approved the draft law on the ratification of the Financing Agreement between the Republic of Moldova and the European Commission on the EU Resilience and Governance Programme. The document, which was signed on 11 May, provides for €40 million in grant assistance.
The French have taken to the streets again. They are unhappy about the pension reform, which increases the retirement age by two years from 62 to 64. In some cities, demonstrations have turned violent and several protesters have been arrested.
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6 June 2023
Farmers announce that they will protest tomorrow. It comes after talks between representatives of the "Farmers' Force" Association and Prime Minister Dorin Recean, which took place today, did not result in the outcome desired by farmers. Therefore, in order to achieve their goal, they will organise protests in several districts of the country.
The tax policy for 2024 is not coming to increase the tax pressure on business, but rather to bring the industry into compliance. At the same time, the document provides for measures related to combating the phenomenon of envelope wages and incentivising employers to "come out in white", i.e. to work legally. Next year's tax policy was analysed by the Expert-Grup analytical centre.
Five of Ukraine's neighbours may ban domestic sales of Ukrainian grain until 15 September after the European Commission extended an arrangement to do so. At the same time, the document says, lorries carrying Ukrainian grain will be allowed to transit these countries. The European Commission thus decided to give the green light to requests from Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia, which argue that the EU's liberalisation of all trade with Ukraine has meant flooding domestic markets with cheaper Ukrainian grain, making domestic production unprofitable.
The North Atlantic Alliance's support for the Republic of Moldova must be strengthened, President Klaus Iohannis said in Bratislava (Slovak Republic), as he attended the Bucharest 9 (B9) NATO Summit. The Romanian head of state stressed that Romania's support for Ukraine's accession to the Alliance "is unwavering".
The level of cooperation between the Republic of Moldova and NATO has increased amid Russia's brutal invasion of Ukraine. The statement was made by NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană at a joint briefing in Brussels with Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Nicu Popescu. Moreover, Mircea Geoană said that the future of the Republic of Moldova is in the family of European democracies.
More than 15,000 education workers have called off the strike after the adoption of the ordinance providing for pay increases, Education Minister Ligia Deca said today after meeting with representatives of unions, students and parents. The minister said she was convinced on Tuesday, after meeting education unionists, students and parents representatives, that they understood "very well" the importance of maintaining the announced timetable for national exams.
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The Moldovan authorities condemn the destruction of the Nova Kakhovka dam this morning. The country's President Maia Sandu and Prime Minister Dorin Recean wrote on Twitter that the Republic of Moldova is ready to provide necessary assistance to Ukraine to overcome the consequences.
The acceleration of Moldova's accession process to the European Union will be promoted in Brussels and Stockholm, announces the Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Nicu Popescu. To this end, the official from Chisinau will visit the two countries from 6 to 8 June.
5 June 2023
Six candidates submitted their files to the competition for the position of director of the National Energy Regulatory Agency. The deadline is June 7. The President of the Parliamentary Commission for Economy and Budget, Radu Marian, said that the files will also be examined by the Legal Commission, and then the interview test will follow.
The President of the Republic of Moldova, Maia Sandu, avoids saying whether she will sign the decree regarding the appointment of Evghenia Guțul to the position of Bascan of the Gagauz autonomy. The head of state says that the people of the Republic of Moldova, in these three decades, proved how much they care about democracy, and those who were elected must work for the interest of this state, and not for the interest of a criminal group.
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4 June 2023
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UPDATE 11:53 The Leova-Bumbăta border crossing has resumed its activity, the Border Police announces.
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The activity of the border crossing point (PTF) Leova-Bumbăta is interrupted for maintenance work, informs the Border Police and the Customs Service.
Starting from Sunday, June 4, the state of emergency has been extended in the Republic of Moldova for a period of 60 days. Prime Minister Dorin Recean recently mentioned, in the plenary of the Legislative, that the need to extend the state of emergency is determined by the unpredictable developments of the war started by Russia against Ukraine.
The Parliament Speaker Igor Grosu, is making an official visit to Italy, starting from Sunday, June 4, to June 7. During the visit, the Parliament Speaker will meet with the leadership of the Italian Parliament.
The Orthodox Christians today celebrate the Descent of the Holy Spirit, called also the Great Sunday of the Pentecost. This is one of the Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church, which is marked 50 days following the Holy Easter.
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