Vlad Filat: We will ensure greater local autonomy

Filat said that the Government will implement a legal norm on regionalization resulting from Moldova’s commitments to the European organizations.

Moldova’s Prime Minister promised the Bashkan of Gagauzia Mihail Formuzal that the Autonomous Territorial Unit will be offered autonomy in accordance with the law. At a meeting with district heads on October 6, Vlad Filat said that the cooperation between Chisinau and Comrat should be sincere so as to not allow those that want so much to create tension over the national identity and spoken language to speculate on this.

Asked if they plan a territorial-administrative reform, Filat said that the Government will implement a legal norm on regionalization resulting from Moldova’s commitments to the European organizations. According to the Premier, there will be created strong autonomous regions. “The local public authorities will play a greater role in the administration of these regions. We will modify the legislation so as to ensure grater autonomy. The legislation on local public finances and local public property will be also amended,” Filat said.

Mayor General of Chisinau Dorin Chirtoaca said that reforms are needed at all the levels and the local authorities should engage in their formulation and implementation. “We must make things work at the local level and implement reforms that would not allow transferring the burden from the local authorities to the central administration. We must decentralize the power in the largest number of areas possible,” he said.

The head of Cahul district Gheorghe Vasilache proposed holding such meetings once a month. “We do a common thing and must cooperate, leaving the politics aside,” he said.

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