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Republic of Moldova: PACE welcomes reforms, while acknowledging the challenges

Mr Pierre-Alain FRIDEZ Switzerland SOC Rapporteur AS/Mig

PACE has welcomed the far-reaching reforms undertaken by the Republic of Moldova – notably in the judiciary and the fight against corruption – to consolidate democratic institutions, despite “the difficulties and challenges” including the humanitarian crisis resulting from the outbreak of the war in Ukraine, the risk of foreign interference, the energy crisis and high inflation rates.

By adopting a resolution unanimously today, based on the report by Pierre-Alain Fridez (Switzerland, SOC) and Inese Lībiņa-Egnere (Latvia, EPP/CD), the Assembly underlined that for the first time in its history, the Republic of Moldova was governed by a stable parliamentary majority held by a single party, and encouraged the country to pursue its reform process, which is part of a desire for European integration.

In this respect, PACE called on the authorities to continue their co-operation with the Council of Europe, in particular to strengthen the independence of the judiciary and the public prosecution service and to consolidate anti-corruption laws.

PACE also called on member States to provide humanitarian and financial assistance.

It resolved to observe how the situation develops through its monitoring procedure.