CReDO opinion Cabinet meeting of 03.02.2016
Experts of the Resource Center for Human Rights (CReDO) recommend the Government to put off the examination of a number of items included in the agenda of its February 3 meeting because the information is not sufficiently clear or there are no substantiated arguments. The experts consider the agenda should include more subjects that facilitate Moldova’s economic development and that refer directly to the Moldovan people.
The Center’s director Sergiu Ostaf, in a news conference at IPN, said the CReDO experts chose five items from today’s agenda, analyzed them thoroughly and pronounced on them. They welcome the issue concerning the supplementing of the Penal Code, but recommend delaying the approval of the bill because the information is not sufficiently clear. The CReDO members also do not agree with the endorsement of the bill to amend the law on arms and munitions of civil purpose because the amendments are not based on clear arguments, pose risks to public order and will have an adverse impact on the budget. The experts also welcome the examination of the subjects concerning the creation and functioning of one-stop shops for issuing road transport documents.
As to the draft law on the moratorium on state inspections, the CReDO experts said the Government’s intention is good, but the given bill should be reviewed. “That announced intention seems dubious to us. Everything was done in a hurry and decisional transparency wasn’t ensured. We ask ourselves if the hierarchy of norms and the administrative competence were respected. This is probably why this announced intention is supported by a bill, or it would have been challenged,” said Olga Batca, projects coordinator at CReDO.
Sergiu Ostaf noted that the agenda does not include enough subjects about the economic development. “I didn’t see issues that would stimulate economic growth in the agenda of today’s meeting. Of the 21 issues, only five refer to the freedom to perform entrepreneurial and commercial activities and not all of them facilitate the development of the commercial sector and economic growth. Three of these subjects refer to the creation of better working conditions. These are rather measures aimed at eliminating constraints,” said the Center’s director.
He also said that the agenda should include subjects that facilitate the economic development of the Republic of Moldova. “More than half of the items from the Cabinet’s agenda should focus on the people. We consider seven relevant items of the 21 is now not enough given that the Government wants to create an impact and benefits for society. More than half of the agenda items should refer to the people. Too many items are aimed at improving the Government’s work,” stated Sergiu Ostaf.
The report compiled by CReDO will be submitted to the authorities. Each agenda of the executive’s meetings will be subject to such analysis so as to improve the quality of governance and exert pressure on the Cabinet to implement the government program.
Excerpt from the opinion, the entire version is in the pdf document attached
Va aducem la cunostinta opinia Centrului de Resurse pentru Drepturile Omului (CReDO) privind unele subiecte de pe ordinea de zi (OZ) a Cabinetului de Ministri din 03.02.2016.
Mai jos, ne referim la chestiunile care, în opinia noastra, trebuie aduse la cunostinta Prim-ministrului pentru ca au o importanta. Opinia se compune din aspectele de realizare a programului de guvernare (sectiunea 1), concluzii si recomandari privind continut deciziilor (sectiunea 2) si procedura de adoptare a deciziilor (sectiunea 3).
1) Relevanta deciziilor programului de guvernare 2016-18 si altor prioritati
1.1 Efortul pentru implementarea reformelor
In OZ sunt incluse 21 de chestiuni. Din care:
5 chestiuni se refera la libertatile antreprenoriale - toate fiind la capitolul reglementarii (nr.2, nr.8, nr.17, nr.20, nr.10) - acestea avind ca beneficiar-receptionar sectorul antreprenorial
2 chestiuni se refera la drepturile sociale (nr.3, nr.6, nr.19) - acestea avind ca beneficiar grupurile societale.
3 chestiuni cu privire la administrarea individuală a bunurilor fara impact de politici, fiind aspecte minore (nr.5, nr.7, nr.21) - acestea avind ca beneficiar localitatile sau entitatile concrete.
4 chestiuni privind crearea facilitatilor reprezentanților misiunilor diplomatice (nr.12, nr.13, nr.14, nr.15), 2 chestiuni de facilitare in cooperarea agentiilor similare din alte tari (nr.11, nr.16), 1 chestiune privind eficientizarea activitatii administrației centrale (nr.4) - acestea avind ca beneficiari administratia publica centrala.
Din totalul chestiunilor propuse 7 chestiuni au în vizor beneficiarii actorii societali si 10 eficienta si functionalitatea administratiei, celelalte avînd caracter individual sau minor.
Din totalul chestiunilor 4 (expuse în Tabelul de mai jos) reflecta in anumita masura prioritatile Programului de Guvernare 2016-18 la capitolul dezvoltarea economica.