MOLICO: Project against corruption, money laundering and the financing of terrorism in Moldova


Output 1.1 Efficient monitoring, coordination and management of the anti-corruption strategy ensured and annual action plans available

On 27 December 2007 the Parliament adopted the Decision for updating the National Anti-corruption Strategy and Action Plan. The revised Anti-corruption Strategy and Action Plan offer limited answers to the co-ordination issue between various existing monitoring mechanisms. The adopted amendments envisage that the Chairman of the Threshold Country Plan will submit just two reports per year to the MG meeting.
In February 2008 the President of the Republic of Moldova signed a new decree for appointing the new members of the Monitoring Group without substantial changes regarding the level of participation of civil society representatives.
The MG adopted a decision to create a working group for drafting amendments to its regulations.

Anti-Corruption National Strategy of Moldova
Anti-corruption National Action Plan 2007-2009
Perception of the Corruption Phenomenon in the Republic of Moldova
Press Releases on the survey

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Output 1.2 Legislation improved to effectively prevent and control corruption as foreseen in the anti-corruption strategy and action plans and in accordance with GRECO recommendations and European and United Nations standards

Three new important anti-corruption laws that were subject to the Council of Europe expertise entered into force: the Law on Political Parties, the Law on Conflict of Interest, the Law on Preventing and Combating Corruption.
The Republic of Moldova implemented satisfactorily the GRECO recommendations no. 1, 8 and 11 and only partially Rec. no. 5.
The methodology for conducting corruption proofing of legislation was disseminated internationally as a best practice in preventing corruption (in the front of the GRECO Plenary and at international level).

Law on Prevention and Combating of Corruption of the Republic of Moldova:

Expert Opinion on the Law on Prevention and Combating Corruption of Moldova, by Drago Kos

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Output 1.3 Strengthen the capacity of anti-corruption prosecutors to prosecute, supervise and manage corruption-related offences

The first draft paper regarding the guidelines for investigating and prosecuting corruption cases was prepared by the Inter-institutional Working Group.

The MOLICO project also supported the participation of one anti-corruption prosecutor to the Second International Anti-Corruption Summer School (IACSS 2008), taking place in Austria and organized by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Interior.

Agenda of the study visit of the Moldavian Anti-corruption Prosecutors to the National Anticorruption directorate, Prosecutor's Office linked to the High Court of Cassation and Justice, Romania

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Output 1.4 Improve co-operation among law enforcement and criminal justice bodies through joint training on investigation, prosecution and adjudication of corruption offences as well as international co-operation

A first national joint workshop for prosecutors and judges on national and international experiences in combating corruption was organized in co-operation with the General prosecutor's office and the National Institute of Justice.
Up to 43 experts attended and graduated the second English language course.

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Output 1.5 Strengthen the capacities of the CCCEC to analyse corruption-related phenomena and trends, as well as to design and implement measures for the prevention of corruption

The GRECO recommendation on carrying out research studies on the phenomenon of corruption was implemented satisfactorily. The CCCEC experts received training on Latvian experience on preventing corruption. Needs assessment on a training programme for analysts was also conducted.

Agenda of the Study Visit of the Representatives of the Centre for combating economic crime and Corruption from the republic of Moldova to the "Service central de prevention de la corruption" France

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Output 1.6 Prevention plans implemented and internal controls reinforced within the judiciary, prosecution, police, CCCEC and other bodies at risk

The Superior Council of Magistracy endorsed the plan of conducting risk assessment in all 51 courts of the Republic of Moldova. A similar plan was also endorsed by the National Institute of Justice. Three phases of implementation entered successfully into force in the first half of 2008.
High level officials from law enforcement agencies and justice sector institutions concluded successfully the basic training on risk assessment.
The CCCEC finalized the risk assessment methodology for public institutions. The government is expected to adopt it during July 2008.

National Legislation related to the Methodology of corruption risk assessment in public institutions

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Output 1.7 Implementation of the law on the financing of political parties ensured

In March 2008, a needs assessment visit to the Central Electoral Commission was conducted by CoE experts. Its aim was to identify the exact areas of assistance where the MOLICO project can be active in supporting the proper implementation of the newly adopted Law on Political Parties. In addition, the Law on Political Parties was adopted.

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Output 1.8 Corruption and conflicts of interest in the political process reduced

The Law on Conflict of Interest was adopted. According to new amendments to the current law, assets declarations should be made public on websites. The situation of the Law on Corruption of Electorates and of the draft law on the transparency of the decision-making process requires special attention as no clear answer is provided by authorities as to whether its adoption is still a priority.

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Output 1.9 Enhance capacities of local government for the prevention of corruption and strengthen the public ethics

Separate progress reports are periodically submitted by the Directorate for Local and Regional Democracy on the activities conducted under this output.

Communication StrategyExpertise

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Output 1.10 Promote active role of civil society and media against corruption and reduce the tolerance of the public to corruption

The media component was successfully initiated. A number of training sessions, including interactive trainings, were organized for different target groups on investigative journalism and communication and PR culture in the law-enforcement institutions.

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