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PM Maia Sandu Government’s Program of Activity was published on the official website of the institution

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The government led by Maia Sandu was inaugurated on June 8 with the vote of 61 deputies of the Socialist Party and the ‘ACUM’ bloc. Initially, the decree signed by the head of state was declared unconstitutional, after which the Constitutional Court suspiciously reviewed its decision, and the Sandu Government became a legitimate one.

The document (Program of Activity), issued on the official website of the institution, states that the Government will resume the European integration path of the Republic of Moldova, “undermined by oligarchic governance.” It will release the state from captivity and strengthen the independence of the institutions, especially in the field of justice, writes ZdG. This is intended to be achieved through the provision of an elective democracy, free media, cooperation with civil society, independent justice, and dialogue for state reunification.

“Our vision is to lay the foundations for an economy that exists not only because of remittances, taxes and money coming from an external partnership, but one based on domestic production and increasing labor productivity. An economy that generates sustainable and inclusive growth, that provides well-paid jobs for both people living inside the country as well as Moldovan immigrants who wish to come back,” the document says.

In the same context, the government aims this year to bring the country out of isolation and urgently relaunch the economy by improving relations with foreign partners, restoring foreign assistance and judicious administration of public finances, and demonopolizing the branches of the economy. The Executive will create conditions for real welfare and quality of life, by taking urgent anti-poverty measures, by providing health, education and social services at the appropriate standards.

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More from the document:

  • Creating the conditions for real welfare and increasing the quality of life of all people;
  • Releasing of the state from captivity and strengthening the independence of the institutions;
  • Providing free media;
  • Restoring the trust of society to state institutions;
  • Obtaining and publishing the Kroll Report 2 and providing a definite investigation of the theft of the bill;
  • Ensuring the full functionality of the system of integrity and preventing corruption in institutions;
  • Promoting dialogue with the population of the localities on the left bank of the Nistru river to promote the idea of ​​solving the conflict;
  • Improving relationships with external partners

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Maia Sandu urges Tiraspol to lift the travel ban for officials of the Republic of Moldova

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Prime Minister Maia Sandu had a meeting with representatives of the mediators and observers in the “3+2” negotiation format. The discussions focused on the evaluation of the current stage of the Transnistrian settlement process.

Maia Sandu requested assistance from the “3+2” representatives in determining the Transnistrian party to eliminate in the near future the ban on traveling to the left bank for all citizens of the Republic of Moldova.

According to a government communiqué, the prime minister stressed that the “5+2” negotiation format for the Transnistrian settlement should become a platform to help fight corruption and smuggling.

“We have also discussed this in Kiev and I am glad that we have the same position in relation to this issue. The fight against corruption and smuggling in the Transnistrian region must be a priority. We will ensure that both state institutions and government officials will no longer be involved in corruption and smuggling schemes with Tiraspol, as it had happened in the past. As long as the Transnistrian region will be a major source of illegal enrichment for some people, there will be no real progress in identifying a political solution.”

In this context, Maia Sandu mentioned the need to prolong the EU Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM).

The head of the OSCE Mission to Moldova, Claus Neukirch, reiterated that securing the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Moldova, with a special status for the Transnistrian region, is the key factor in the mission’s work, but also the main goal of the “5+2” format.

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Financial support provided by USAID will be increased by $29 Million

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Yesterday, Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, Maia Sandu, and the Deputy of the USAID for Europe and Eurasia Bureau, Brock Bierman, signed two letters confirming the intention to increase the contribution to the development assistance agreement with the value of 29 million US dollars.

According to Maia Sandu, the money offered by the American people will be used for good governance, tourism, information technology, and media projects.

“Support from the US over the years has been important for strengthening democratic institutions and processes in Moldova. US support has been and is important for building the rule of law for reforming justice, building a state to represent and defend Moldovan citizens. This financial support will be used as efficiently, transparently and correctly as possible, especially in the interests of all citizens,” said Maia Sandu.

The expected funding for democratic governance will facilitate the creation of functional institutions and involve citizens in decision-making, promote the efficiency and transparency of local governments, improve access to municipal services, and promote decentralization and judicial reforms. Other key areas are creating favorable conditions for civil society organizations and the media.

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PM Maia Sandu and MOIA Andrei Nastase resigned as MPs

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In the context of the past one month since the new government was inaugurated, Maia Sandu gave up her MP mandate in favor of the PM of Moldova. Thus, according to the law, in the diaspora constituency where Maia Sandu was elected, new parliamentary elections should be held.

“What I have hired for the citizens of the constituency 33 will try to do for the benefit of all the citizens of this country, as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Internal Affairs,” Andrei Năstase mentioned.

“Unfortunately, because of the poorly thought-out and poorly implemented system of Democratic Party of Moldova, the Parliament will have, for a few months, fewer than 101 deputies as required by the Constitution. And that is because of their total lack of responsibility, but also because Plahotniuc’s sick will to power,” declared Maia Sandu.

Reminder: Not only the leaders of the bloc ‘ACUM’ Maia Sandu and Andrei Nastase have renounced their mandate, but also the Minister of Education, Culture and Research, Liliana Nicolaescu-Onofrei.

In the 50th and 33rd districts, where Maia Sandu and Andrei Năstase were elected, elections are to be held.

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