LDPM proposes founding a new State Agency

The Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova (LDPM) has proposed founding a State Agency for handling the problems of Moldova citizens staying abroad.
INFOTAG, 22 July 2009, 19:00

Chisinau, July 22 ( INFOTAG ). LDPM First Deputy Chairman, lawyer Alexandru Tanase told a news conference today the Agency will be called to provide necessary documents and ensure legalization of compatriots abroad, will be helping their social reintegration upon returning home, and, essentially, will be taking care of the gastarbeiters' children remaining at home.

"I visited Paris recently, and saw that an overwhelming majority of our compatriots stay in France in desperate conditions. Many of them live without documents in houses, whose technical condition is awful. Our embassy in Paris provides these people with documents at enormous tariffs, e.g. 54 euros for a letter of attorney valid only 10 days, or 39 euros for a 'white passport', and the like", he said.

Tanase voiced indignation that only 12 days before the elections, the Moldova Embassy in Paris was unable to provide even basic information about the forthcoming elections such as, e.g., the election date or main voting rules. The Moldovans who were phoning to the embassy those days were told that the polling station in the diplomatic mission will be open 9am through 5 pm on July 29, though by law a polling station must operate from 7 o'clock in the morning till 9 at night.

In his words, the embassy in Paris has requested the Central Election Commission in Chisinau to send in 50% fewer ballot-papers than last April 5, "which will again create problems during voting", believes Alexandru Tanase.