08 may

Moldovan Parliament to open its First Information Bureau in Comrat Thursday

The Parliament of Moldova will open its first territorial information bureau in Comrat, the capital of the southern Moldovan autonomous region of Gagauzia, on May 8.

The inauguration ceremony will be attended by Parliament Chairman Igor Corman, Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (aka the Meclis) Cemil Cicek, Dmitrii Konstantinov – Speaker of the Gagauzia Popular Assembly [legislature], Nicola Harrington-Buhay – the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in the Republic of Moldova, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Sweden to the Republic of Moldova Ingrid Tersman.

Such territorial information bureaus are called to simplify communication between the Parliament and citizens, promote the passing of decisions in voters’ interests, to facilitate a closer dialog with the civil society. Parliamentarians hope that active informing of the population should help strengthen citizens’ trust in state power.

The pilot program to create such bureaus has been worked out within the framework of the UNDP project for support of the Moldovan Parliament’s work aimed at achieving a more efficient interaction between the legislature and the civil society.

By the end of the year, territorial information bureaus will open also in the towns of Edinet, Orhei and Leova.