1 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.

Last week illustrated

Activists launch Moldova’s first ‘Space Camp’ © Susan Coughtrie

Moldova adopts national anti-corruption strategy

At its plenary meeting on Thursday, the Parliament of Moldova approved the National Anti-Corruption Strategy for 2011-2013, and compelled the Government to work out, in 3 months' time, a plan of actions to put the Strategy into reality.
INFOTAG, 22 July 2011, 11:16

Director of the Center for Combating Economic Crimes and Corruption (CCECC) Viorel Chetraru said in the legislative forum that the Strategy has a number of key tasks such as: setting up of a commission for ethics to be in charge of state officials' property; raising of the transparency of public institutions; encouragement of journalist investigations; consolidation of the independence of judges, prosecutors and CCECC officers of the notorious political factor, and their proper financial provision.

The Strategy stipulates that people involved in corruption, including those having state immunity, shall be deprived of the right to hold certain categories of sensitive posts. Furthermore, they shall be demanded to repair the damage inflicted by their actions, otherwise their property shall be confiscated.

"We want to convert corruption into a highly risky and low-profit undertaking - from currently a very profitable and low-risk business as now", said the CCECC Director.

According to the Corruption Perception Index, prepared annually by the Transparency International, the world community appears to perceive Moldova as a country with fairly widely spread corruption: its CPI stood at merely 2.9 points in 2010 according to a 10-point scale.

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