Written declaration No. 515 | Doc. 12915 | 10 July 2012
The progress of democratic reform in the Republic of Moldova
- political reform
- Republic of Moldova
We welcome the commitment of the authorities of the Republic of Moldova and the results attained in implementing the ambitious democratic reform agenda, including with regard to media freedom.
We also welcome the maturity demonstrated by political leaders on the occasion of the presidential election in March 2012. After 917 days without an elected President, the country now has the much-needed political stability vital for the successful implementation of the reforms.
This is the crucial moment for making further progress with the democratic reforms. We therefore encourage the authorities to continue implementing the changes necessary to ensure compliance with the core values of the Council of Europe and, in particular, to promote the reform of the justice, education and social systems.
Reaffirming our support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Moldova, we also support the Moldovan authorities in their efforts to continue the dialogue and build trust between Chisinau and Tiraspol, which is a very important step for a peaceful settlement of the Transnistrian conflict.
We call on all the political forces to show political will and to engage in constructive dialogue via existing legal means, for the benefit of all citizens of the Republic of Moldova.