At the Wednesday meeting, the Government gave a positive opinion on the bills in this regard.
The Cabinet approved the bill on the denunciation of the Agreement on support and development of small business in the CIS states of 17 January 1997. As an argument for the denunciation, it is noted that Moldova, implementing the Association Agreement with the EU and obtaining the EU candidate status, harmonizes its national legislation with the European one, and some provisions of the CIS agreement might be an obstacle on this path, infotag.md reports.
They also approved the bill on the denunciation of the Agreement on the establishment of the CIS integrated (common) educational area of 17 January 1997. Education Minister Anatolie Topală said that Moldova has bilateral education agreements with CIS member states, so "the education sector will not be affected by the agreement denunciation ". The explanatory note says that due to the concentration of institutional efforts on the European integration, "participation in projects/commitments within the CIS becomes irrelevant".
The Government also approved the denunciation of the Agreement on preferential supplies of special equipment and other material means to CIS states’ border troops of 9 September 1994.
"Regarding the fact that Moldova does not border with other CIS states, the participation of Moldova's authorities in activities under the CIS auspices in the border security sphere was limited," the explanatory note to the denunciation bill says.
"We could cooperate (with the CIS) if we did not face the lack of respect towards our companies. When they want, they ‘ban’ our delicious apples, our good wine, our quality meat, so there is no point in having agreements that are not respected," Prime Minister Dorin Recean said, commenting on the Government's decision.