Connect with us

Politics

CC: Moldovan president Igor Dodon can not submit a candidate to the post of PM in the absence of Parliament’s governing bodies

Published

on

On March 15, the Constitutional Court has decided that President of the Republic of Moldova can not submit a candidate to the post of Prime Minister in the absence of the governing bodies of the Parliament.

The Court stressed that, in order to submit a candidate to the post of PM, the President must have, first of all, an institutional dialogue partner regarding the person of the President of Parliament as a representative of the Parliament. Secondly, the bodies that make it possible to convene the Parliament in meetings, the Permanent Bureau and the Speaker of Parliament, must be chosen.

Moreover, CC’s decision states that the absence of Parliament’s plenary meeting of examining the issue of Government investiture, when there are legislative bodies in the legislature, is equivalent to the rejection of the petition.

Reminder: The decision was made following a petition filed by Igor Dodon.

The parliament constituted following the February 24 elections did not yet choose its governing bodies because of the lack of a majority coalition.

Currently studying Interactive/Media/Design at the Royal Academy of Art. Based in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Justice

BREAKING: The Judges of the Moldovan Constitutional Court have resigned

Published

on

Between 7th and 9th of June, the Constitutional Court declared unconstitutional the election of the Moldovan Parliament’s leadership and the vote of the new Government, and later instituted the interim presidential post, after having previously decided that the deadline for voting a new government was June 7, 2019, not June 9, as previously, publicly mentioned.

The decisions coincided with the position of the Democratic Party of Moldova (DPM), which declared the votes in the Parliament as unlawful (votes through which the speaker was elected and the Sandu Government was established), and therefore called for the early elections. However, the “synchronization” between DPM and the CC is not a coincidence. Out of the six judges of the High Court, three of them were former DPM deputies, and two of them were included in the CC in a short time before the parliamentary elections in February. CC decisions have raised more criticism and have been questioned by several experts and officials, including international officials.

Judges of the Constitutional Court have resigned in their bodies. The announcement was made public through a press release published on the Constitutional Court website. Resignation of constitutional judges comes after more than two weeks, experts, politicians, non-governmental organizations and members of civil society, have criticized the latest decisions taken by the Constitutional Court, demanding the resignation of constitutional judges.

Reminder: On June 14, DPM announced that it was withdrawing from the government, and on the second day, Saturday, June 15, the CC decided to revise and cancel the decisions taken between June 7-9, which were favorable to Plahotniuc’s party. Eventually, on 20 June, the President of the Constitutional Court, Mihai Poalelungi, resigned.

Continue Reading

Important

The Russian delegation was readmitted to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

Published

on

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) voted in favor of Russia’s return to this court. The decision was taken five years after the Russian delegation was revoked from the composition of the Parliamentary Assembly because of the illegal annexation of the Crimean peninsula.

Andrei Nastase, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Internal Affairs, voted for the readmission of the Russian Federation delegation to PACE. Nastase declared that “it was not an easy decision,” but he voted for Russia’s return to PACE in order for this institution to have a positive influence on Russia in human rights and rule of law issues.

Russia has voted 118 votes in favor of Russia’s vote in the Parliamentary Assembly, 62 voted against, and 10 abstained. From the delegation of the Moldovan Parliament to PACE, MPs Andrei Nastase (Dignity and Truth Platform, ‘ACUM’ bloc leader) and Vlad Batrincea (Socialist Party) voted for the return of Russia. However, MP Mihail Popsoi (Action and Solidarity Party) opposed this decision.

In 2014, Russia lost voting rights to PACE after taking over Crimea and supporting military separatists in eastern Ukraine. Russia responded in 2016 by boycotting the Assembly and refused in 2017 to pay its annual contribution of 33 million euros, about 7% of the Council’s budget.

Continue Reading

Politics

Moldovan PM Maia Sandu met Russian Deputy PM Dmitry Kozak: A pragmatic dialogue based on the national interest of Moldova

Published

on

Yesterday, PM Maia Sandu had a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Kozak, who is on a visit to Chisinau.

Maia Sandu emphasized that there are no incompatibilities between the EU-RM Free Trade Area and the Free Trade Area within the CIS. Moreover, Sandu stressed that the Chisinau government will promote a predictable foreign policy, based on the objective of European integration and the implementation of the Association Agreement with the EU while developing mutually beneficial relations with the Russian Federation.

In the context of talks on the Transnistrian region, Prime Minister Maia Sandu drew the attention of interlocutors on the need to halt the illegal trade patterns that harm all the neighboring countries, but also on the need to ensure transparency and predictability in the supply of the natural gas region.

Reminder: Yesterday, after a meeting with President Igor Dodon, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Kozak said that Vlad Plahotniuc is responsible for freezing the bilateral relations between Moldova and Russia.

“Our position is that the Republic of Moldova was captured by a murderer… We are happy that this criminal, who has captured the Republic of Moldova in recent years, has left the country,” Dmitry Kozak said.

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Latest News

Important8 hours ago

Vlad Plahotniuc risks life inprisonment amid drug trafficking accusations from Russia

No, this isn't an article about politics. Recently, Russia's Ministry of Internal Affairs has accused Vlad Plahotniuc, oligarch and former...

Justice8 hours ago

BREAKING: The Judges of the Moldovan Constitutional Court have resigned

Between 7th and 9th of June, the Constitutional Court declared unconstitutional the election of the Moldovan Parliament’s leadership and the...

Economy19 hours ago

A mission of the International Monetary Fund led by Ruben Atoyan is coming to Moldova

A mission of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) headed by Ruben Atoyan will be on an official visit to Chisinau...

Important2 days ago

The Russian delegation was readmitted to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) voted in favor of Russia’s return to this court. The decision...

Politics2 days ago

Moldovan PM Maia Sandu met Russian Deputy PM Dmitry Kozak: A pragmatic dialogue based on the national interest of Moldova

Yesterday, PM Maia Sandu had a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Kozak, who is on...

Politics3 days ago

Vice-President of the European Parliament promised a new page in the relationship between the EU and the new Moldovan Government

Today, in Chisinau, Deputy Speaker of the European Parliament, Heidi Hautala, who led a delegation of MEPs, promised a new...

Reintegration5 days ago

New cases of hindering free movement in the Security Zone

The problem of the Tiraspol structures in the Security Zone being abused by additional stationary stations of so-called border guards...

Advertisement

Opinions

Advertisement

Trending