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Council of Europe anti-corruption group issues report on the criminalisation of corruption and the transparency of party funding in the Republic of Moldova

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council of europeCouncil of Europe anti-corruption group issues report on the criminalisation of corruption and the transparency of party funding in the Republic of Moldova.

  • The Republic of Moldova has made considerable progress in the criminalisation of corruption and the transparency of party funding.
  • In a report published today, the Council of Europe Anti-Corruption Group found that Moldova has implemented satisfactorily six of the seventeen recommendations it had made in an evaluation report adopted in 2011. It should comply with almost all recommendations if draft legislation on transparency of party funding is adopted as currently planned in the near future.
  • GRECO highlights that new legislation has been adopted to extend the scope of the provisions on corruption to all domestic public officials, foreign officials and officials of international organisations, foreign arbitrators and jurors and persons carrying on an activity in the private sector.
  • The provisions on bribery in the public and private sectors and on trading in influence have been brought into line with the standards of the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption. For example, all the different forms of corrupt behaviour and trading in influence are now criminalised, and refer not only to material advantages but to any kind of advantage likely to be the subject of bribery.
  • Active trading in influence has also been criminalised as a principal offence.
  • GRECO regrets that no substantial progress has been made regarding the automatic exemption from punishment granted to perpetrators of active bribery offences who bring these offences to the law enforcement authorities’ attention. GRECO invites the authorities to revise this automatic exemption from punishment, (and recommends that the Courts of justice should have some discretion in these cases, including the possibility to mitigate the punishment.)
  • GRECO welcomes the significant reform process presented by the Republic of Moldova concerning the transparency of party funding, contained in the draft “Law amending and supplementing legislative instruments”. If adopted, the draft legislation should address most of GRECO´s concerns. However, the draft legislation has not yet been brought before Parliament.
  • GRECO reiterates the call it made in the 2011 evaluation report to seek to ensure that the rules are applied in practice. It is essential that the supervisory mechanism – which according to the draft law will be concentrated in the hands of the Central Electoral Commission – has the necessary resources to implement substantive, proactive oversight of the financing of election campaigns and of political parties in general.

GRECO notes that the Republic of Moldova has been able to show that far-reaching reforms are under way, such as to enable it to achieve an acceptable level of compliance with the recommendations within the next 18 months. Following its procedures, GRECO has invited the Moldovan authorities to submit, by no later than 30 September 2014, additional information regarding the implementation of its recommendations.

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MEP Vasile Blaga: Romania has fulfilled for 11 years all the Schengen requirements and our acceptance is still delayed

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MEP Vasile Blaga, member of the Committee on Civil Liberties of the European Parliament, took the floor during today’s reunion of the LIBE Committee, June 15, and with this occasion touched, during his intervention, upon a “political aspect” throughout the debate on CMV.

“This political aspect refers to the integration of Romania in the Schengen area and the connection between CMV and the postponement of our entry into Schengen. I was the Minister of Internal Affairs who dealt with the removal of the safeguard clause and securing the frontiers regarding Romania’s adherence to the EU”, mention the MEP during the reunion.

Moreover, the liberal MEP pointed out that Romania administers almost 2000 kilometres of EU borders and has fulfilled for 11 years all the Schengen criteria: “nevertheless, Romania’s admission is delayed without openly specifying why. Of course, it was denied on multiple occasions that the integration in the Schengen area would be related to the criticism from the CVM reports. However, reality contradicts this. I believe that the postponement of a decision regarding Romania’s admission to Schengen is an unfair treatment which the European Union applies to my country”, he added.

“I would like to express my hope that the finalization of the CVM for Romania will remove any obstacle, declared or undeclared, to Romania’s integration into Schengen”, concluded Vasile Blaga.

The entire intervention of the MEP can be followed here.

The European Parliament adopted on July 8, with 505 votes for, 134 against and 54 abstentions, the annual report regarding the functioning of the Schengen area which claims, again, that Romania and Bulgaria have to be integrated with full rights into Schengen, while a specifying that Croatia meets all the technical requirements as well.

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MEP Vasile Blaga: The Romanian Government, determined to finalize all the necessary reforms for the suspension of the CVM

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MEP Vasile Blaga (PNL, EPP) participated today, July 15, at the reunion of the Committee on Civil Liberties of the European Parliament and specified Romania’s direction following the last CVM report.

“The last CVM report for Romania clearly shows that in Bucharest exists political volition the effective implementation of the last steps towards reforms which will lead to the suspension of this mechanism for Romania. During the 14 years of evaluation, we found ourselves in the thankless position of repairing the inherited matters from the previous governments, the case being the same today. The last CVM report puts forward Romania’s positive progress from the last 2 years. I emphasize the fact that in Bucharest we have a governmental coalition determined to finalize all necessary reforms”, explained Vasile Blagato his colleagues.

Moreover, the liberal MEP notes that Romania still campaigns for averting the double evaluation regarding the Mechanism of the rule of law: “I want to point out the fact that there is a true expectancy for the finalization of the Mechanism for cooperation and its verification and evaluation based on the same criteria applied to all member states, meaning through the Mechanism regarding the rule of law. Romania still pleads for the prevention of this double evaluation.”

The entire intervention of the MEP can be seen here.

The European Commission adopted on June 8 its most recent report regarding the evolution of the situation in Romania concerning the reforms of the judicial system and fight against corruption, in the context of the responsibilities assumed within the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM), noting that Romania registered developments regarding all the recommendations of the CVM and that the fulfillment of all recommendations is essential for the closure of this mechanism.

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President Klaus Iohannis launches the national debate on the Future of Europe

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President Klaus Iohannis will host the official launch event of the national debate on the future of Europe on Tuesday, 13 July 2021, at the Cotroceni Palace, the Presidential Administration informs in a press release sent to CaleaEuropeană.ro.

The debate will also be attended by Adina Vălean, European Commissioner for Transport, Prof. Valentin Naumescu, Faculty of European Studies, Babeș Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca, Prof. Alina Bârgăoanu, Dean of the Faculty of Communication and Public Relations, National School of Political and Administrative Studies, and Prof. Cristian Pîrvulescu, Dean of the Faculty of Political Sciences, National School of Political and Administrative Studies. The debate will be moderated by journalist Dan Cărbunaru, director of CaleaEuropeană.ro.

The event will start at 17:00 and will be broadcast LIVE on CaleaEuropeană.ro.

The event aims to debate the objectives and expectations related to the Conference on the Future of Europe, as well as to launch some reflection directions for the orientation of the citizens’ debates that will take place at national level on this topic.

During his speech, the President will refer to the topics of interest for the national debate on the future of Europe, a process which is intended to be primarily a dialogue with European citizens.

The main objective of the debate on the future of Europe will be to strengthen the European project for the benefit of all citizens.

On 9 May 2021, the symbolic launch of the Conference on the Future of Europe took place in Strasbourg. 

The conference is a forum for discussion and reflection on the future of Europe, involving European institutions, Member State governments, national parliaments, citizens, civil society, academia, social partners and other stakeholders.

Discussions related to the Conference on the Future of Europe will take place during 2021 and the first half of 2022 with a view to formulating guidelines for the future of the European Union.

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