CPR Moldova publishes a public note refering to the draft law on the decriminalization of economic crimes, elaborated by the Ministry of Justice.(see the draft law document)
Promoting such a draft law in the current context, when the level of trust of the population in the state institutions is very low, the recovery of the embezzled assets and the process of holding accountable those responsible for the infamous bank fraud stagnate for three years, is more than suspect. While the proposed document includes amendments covering various areas, from environmental issues to the financial and banking sector, it creates the premises for absolving of punishment those responsible for corruption acts.
CPR Moldova considers that in the light of the recent financial crimes we witnessed, the penalties for this type of crimes should be increased, not the other way round:
„The authorities are required to take decisive action in investigating these crimes, providing justice, punishing the guilty and recovering the stolen money. If they want to convince our society and development partners that they have sincere intentions, the authorities of the Republic of Moldova must return to a transparent, open and predictable operational path."