21st issue of Euromonitor released
The Association for Participatory Democracy ADEPT and the independent think tank EXPERT-GRUP released on November 17, 2011 the 21st issue of the quarterly report Euromonitor, which aims at an independent and unbiased monitoring of reforms implemented in accordance with the European Union – Republic of Moldova Action Plan.
Euromonitor No. 21 reveals findings relating to actions of the governance monitored in July-September 2011 in the following areas: Political dialogue and democratic institutions; Strengthening of administrative capacity; Transnistrian conflict; Justice; Economic development and reforms; Social development and reforms; International trade and Business climate.
Following key progresses were observed in July-September 2011: an action plan against tariff and nontariff barriers to trade was worked out and tabled to be approved; the trade is being facilitated, as the research on customs clearance fees and their adjustment to WTO and EU regulations was completed.
Following moderate progresses were observed: actions requiring cooperation with authorities of the Transnistrian region were implemented and the number of technical barriers to trade was reduced.
At the same time, despite actions taken by authorities to redress the situation in several areas their impact is minor and does not encourage essential progresses. Following areas are concerned: human rights; democratic standards; independent and efficient judiciary; governance reform and anti-corruption fight; Transnistrian border control.
The quarterly report Euromonitor is published as part of the project "EU-Moldova relations – monitoring the progress in the framework of the Eastern Partnership" funded by Soros Moldova Foundation.