- No matter who wins mayoralty, City Hall’s work will be hindered by battles between parties, Antoniţa Fonari pentru Info-Prim Neo, 17 June 2011, 11:42
- Protection of Personal Data within the Dialogue on Visa Liberalization and the Negotiation of the Association Agreement between the R. of Moldova and the EU, Bogdan Manolea, Centrul Român de Politici Europene/Fundaţia Soros-Moldova, 10 June 2011, 16:01
- EU-Moldova Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area: a springboard to modernization or a road to ruin?, Alex OPRUNENCO, Centrul Analitic Independent "EXPERT-GRUP", 10 May 2011, 12:30
- The Council of Europe, the Communists and a New Referendum, Denis CENUSA, 4 March 2011, 11:06
- Coalition 2010, Irina Severin, 26 January 2011, 9:42
- The "shy" regret of Chisinau concerning the events in Belarus, Denis CENUSA, 26 January 2011, 9:41
Vice-director, The Center for Combating Economic Crimes and Corruption
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.
Scandal in Moldovan parliament over deputies' relatives
- "Moldova Azi" information portal is changing its format and editorial content, Centrul pentru Jurnalism Independent, 8 August 2011, 15:19
- Moldovan students queue up to apply for scholarships in Romania, Info-Prim Neo, 4 August 2011, 13:44
- Ukrainian scholarships not very popular in Moldova, Info-Prim Neo, 2 August 2011, 14:58
- Kent Larson: USAID will always support process of Moldova democratization, INFOTAG, 1 August 2011, 13:42
- Parliament sets up new commission - for checking civil servants' property and incomes, INFOTAG, 29 July 2011, 9:00
- EU to provide about €200m to Moldova over two years, Info-Prim Neo, 29 July 2011, 0:00
On Thursday, the Parliament approved several amendments to relevant legislation, according to which civil servants must annually submit the above-mentioned statements of income, property and personal interests.
As some farsighted politicians expected, the clause about the statement of personal interests became a real apple of discord today, because the scope of interests appeared to comprise relatives of the so-called 'second degree' - cousins and the like. For Moldova, where families have traditionally been very large, with 5-10 children, this requirement appears to be insurmountable in quite many instances.
Deputies from the Liberal Party, Democratic Party and Liberal Democratic Party grew really indignant, saying they just cannot know even the names of dozens of their cousins and other second-degree relatives, not to mention their occupations, private businesses and the like 'sensitive information'. So, "how can we indicate all this in our statements?"
It took them over an hour of heated debate to restrict the circle of relatives, to be indicated in the statements, to only first-degree ones.
The amendments also stipulate that the Integration Commission will be publishing all the statements on its website within 30 days upon their submission, except the statements submitted by Information and Security Service officers.
By law, a late submission of the statements is punishable according to the Code of Administrative Offences, and incorrect and/or incomplete data statement is punishable according to the Criminal Code.
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