The denunciation of two other CIS agreements is to be approved at the Government meeting on Wednesday, 19 July.
Thus, according to the meeting agenda, the Government members will consider the bill on the denunciation of the Agreement on cooperation in the field of labour protection, concluded in Moscow in 1994, radiomoldova.md reports.
“Having signed the Moldova-EU Association Agreement, the Republic of Moldova committed itself to implementing a number of EU directives on safety and hygiene in the workplace to the national legal framework. The EU directives implementation will further strengthen the national legal framework and reduce the need to act within the CIS agreement. In view of the above, the agreement becomes irrelevant and inconvenient for the Republic of Moldova. The denunciation is inevitable and there is no need for certain quality maintenance actions on the part of Moldova in the Agreement,” the explanatory note to the bill says.
The Government members will also consider the bill on the denunciation of the Agreement on the exchange of information on natural and man-made accidents, information cooperation in the elimination of its consequences and assistance to the affected population, signed in Yalta in 2003.
The Ministry of the Interior, that initiated the denunciation of this agreement, motivated the denunciation through the agreement’s inapplicability, exceeding the validity period, obsolescence and inconsistency with reality. “The commitment to following the European path changed the priorities and cooperation needs of the parties. Over time, the General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations of the Interior Ministry, as a national body responsible for the effective implementation of this agreement, was not involved in the process of information exchange on natural and man-made accidents, information interaction during the elimination of its consequences and assistance to the affected population on the CIS territory,” the Interior Ministry argued.