Release of "Euromonitor" no. 12
The Association for Participatory Democracy ADEPT and the independent think tank EXPERT-GRUP released on November 12, 2008 the 12th issue of the quarterly "Euromonitor", which aims at monitoring independently and fairly the process of implementation the reforms initiated accordingly to the European Union – Moldova Action Plan.
"Euromonitor" no.12 covers the findings from monitoring the actions taken in July-September 2008 in the following areas: Political dialogue and democratic institutions; Consolidation of administrative capacity; Transnistrian conflict; Justice; Economic development and reforms; Social development and reforms; International trade; Business climate; Border, migration and trafficking in human beings.
Euromonitor no.12 reported the following key achievements: the launch of the Cooperation Platform of the EU-Moldova Mobility Partnership, the initiation of both informal reflections on the future EU-Moldova legal framework and the twinning project with the Moldovan Parliament; cooperation between central and local authorities in reducing and remedying the consequences of the July-August floods; decline of the inflation rate; growth of the social protection; institutional and international cooperation between agencies in charge with border and migration management;
Moderate progress was made related in: improving the detention conditions; developing the dialogue between authorities and civil society; consolidating the legislation on employees’ and children’s rights, in the international support for justice area; preventing and combating corruption; improving the business climate; reducing the barriers against foreign trade; in the struggle against trafficking in human beings and facilitation of the movement regime for citizens.
On the other hand, "Euromonitor" no.12 reveals some regress related to the enforcement of the legislation on human rights and protection of human rights; settlement of the Transnistrian conflict (due to the Russian-Georgian war); local public administration reform; judicial reform and independence; transparency and probity of the governance; the authorities’ interventions on property area; continuous rise of the number of migrants.
The complete quarterly Euromonitor no.12 and the previous issues are available at www.e-democracy.md and www.expert-grup.org.