8 December 2021

Gheorghe Russu

Vice-director, The Center for Combating Economic Crimes and Corruption

Parties-Phantoms, Parties - State Institutions, Parties - State Enterprises


20 parties have registered in the current election campaign. Many people say it is a too big number for such a small country as Moldova. At the same time, much more parties could take part in the election campaign.

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Moldovan parliament approves national security strategy

The Parliament of Moldova has adopted the National Security Strategy at its plenary sitting on Friday.
Denis CENUSA, 18 July 2011, 9:51

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Andrei Popov said in the forum presenting the document that among Moldova's vital interests are the insurance of the country's independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity; constitutional order; promotion of democratic values; consolidation of a law-governed state; protection and observance of fundamental human rights; ensuring of peace, citizens' welfare and prosperity of the republic. Among threats to national security Andrei Popov mentioned poverty, economic backwardness, energy dependence, Transnistrian conflict, crime and corruption factors, environment pollution, unprotected information, instability of banking and finance systems.

In his words, the National Security Strategy will be used subsequently for drafting a National Military Strategy and other strategies in the security sphere. The Supreme Security Council shall be controlling the National Security Strategy implementation and will be submitting its monthly reports to parliament.

Independent candidate Mihai Godea criticized the Strategy, saying that it indicates no timeframes for the realization of the above projected measures, and that on the whole the paper fails to meet state security requirements.

"One of the real dangers for our national security is the existing bureaucratic system and flourishing corruption, but the document indicates no methods of averting the dangers", said Mihai Godea.

Liberal MP Vlad Lupan remarked that Moldova's Euro-integration will be out of the question until the republic has built an efficient security system.

"We will be never able to move forward if we don't root out protectionism in our state structures. Moldova will never advance into Europe if we will be hiding from truth, in particular from the truth about April 7, 2009", Lupan said, and called upon lawmakers to support the Strategy "because it signifies the first step towards providing Republic of Moldova's security".

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