The Government approved the transfer of the power to register and monitor noncommercial organizations from the Ministry of Justice to the Public Services Agency. Thus, the Public Services Agency will be empowered to register political parties, periodicals, news agencies, public associations, foundations, employers organizations, trade union organizations, mediation and religious organizations and their component parts, IPN reports, with reference to the Ministry of Justice.
The Ministry of Justice will keep the right to warn noncommercial organizations if deviations from the statutes are identified. It will also notify courts of law of the suspension of the work or liquidation of noncommercial organizations, if these break the legal provisions.
The power to register and monitor noncommercial organizations is transferred within the reform to modernize the public services that was initiated by the Government. The concentration of public services in one state institution will facilitate their provision.
Currently, the State Register of the Ministry of Justice includes 11,567 noncommercial organizations. Of these, 8,206 are public associations, 2,688 are religious organizations, while 45 are political parties.
The Public Services Agency is created by reorganizing the state-owned enterprise State Information Resources Center Registru. The Government is the founder, but it delegated the relevant duties to the State Chancellery. The Public Services Agency will take over from the State Registration Chamber, the state-owned enterprise Cadastru managed by the Ministry of Justice and the Civil Status Service managed by the Ministry of Economy.