That is how the EU Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova Peter Michalko, described the reform process taking place in the republic. The diplomat spoke about on Monday, presenting the Alternative Report on the Implementation of the Association Agreement.
"There is no vision and strategy in the process of implementing justice reforming. Changes in legislation occur without public discussion, as for example the law on prosecutor's office; it conflicts with the Venice Commission recommendations, as in the case of the new composition of the High Council of Magistracy," infotag.md
According to him, "more and more there is a return to old practices – which is promoting judges with dubious reputation, postponing the consideration of cases with a wide response."
"First of all, this relates to the Laundromat case. "It is not only being about a long period of inactivity (of the investigating authorities -" I. ") but even if a court session is called, it is exclusively being held behind closed doors," Michalko said.
At the same time, he said that Moldova "has not yet passed the exam on bank fraud investigation and the return of stolen funds."
“Moreover, we are witnessing disturbing actions that threaten the independence of the National Bank and the stability of the banking sector. It is of paramount importance for partners that the reached over last years progress to rehabilitate the banking system is preserved, it is important for the citizens of the Republic of Moldova, who must trust the stability of the economy and banking system, " Michalko said.