What is the project?

The Action against Corruption in the Republic of Moldova focuses on addressing pressing needs in the country which are closely interlinked with the reform processes initiated by the Government of Republic of Moldova and their obligations towards implementing international standards against corruption. 

The project is designed to deliver legislative, policy and institutional impact by addressing pending recommendations from the fourth evaluation round of GRECO - the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption. For this purpose, the Project will carry out a comprehensive set of interventions, including legislative/regulatory and strategic reviews, risk assessments and capacity building activities aimed to enhance capacities of the institutions to implement GRECO recommendations.


 What is the background?

The project started on 1 June 2020, with a duration of 18 months and a budget of $250,000. The project is funded by the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) of the US Department of State. The Council of Europe, and more specifically the Department of Action against Crime, through its Economic Crime and Cooperation Division (ECCD) is in-charge of implementing activities under this Project.

The main counterparts of the project are the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Moldova, National Integrity Authority, Superior Council of Prosecutors, Superior Council of Magistracy and the National Institute of Justice.

The project purpose is to enhance capacities of the institutions to implement GRECO recommendations. The project actions will provide direct support to the authorities to address the shortcomings identified in the GRECO 4th round evaluation, thus align the measures of the Moldovan authorities with the international standards and good practices for prevention and fight against corruption.

Technical Papers Technical Papers

 Project summary ENG / RO

 Technical Papers:

Review of the composition and operation of the Superior Council of Magistracy ENG / RO

Review of the composition and operation of the Superior Council of Prosecutors ENG / RO

Review of the national framework governing the disciplinary liability of prosecutors ENG / RO

Mechanisms for integrity checking of judges during appointment and promotion in the judiciary ENG / RO

Analysis of the legislative framework, procedures, organization and effectiveness of the National Integrity Authority ENG / RO

Judicial Inspection of the Republic of Moldova: Analysis and recommendations on legislation and internal practices ENG / RO


 What do we aim to achieve?

Project contacts Project contacts

 Zahra Ahmadova, Project Coordinator (Strasbourg)

Zahra.AHMADOVA [at] coe.int

 Nadejda Plamadeala, Senior Project Officer (Chisinau)

Nadejda.PLAMADEALA [at] coe.int

 Ina Camerzan, Project Linguistic Assistant (Chisinau)

Ina.CAMERZAN [at] coe.int

 Who are our national partners?

Ministry of Justice, Superior Council of Magistracy, Superior Council of Prosecutors, General Prosecution Office, National Institute of Justice, National Integrity Authority, Civil Society Organisations.


 Who benefits from the project?

The project targets the Ministry of Justice, National Integrity Authority, Superior Council of Prosecutors, Superior Council of Magistracy, National Institute of Justice, General Prosecution Office. The final beneficiary is the general population, benefiting from stronger authorities able to prevent and combat corruption.


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