The current capacities differ much from those we had several years ago. Civil society and the public pressure manage to influence governance, even if sporadically, and this means that the jump was made and we are able to have civilized interaction between the authorities and the people, considers Prime Minister Iurie Leanca.
In an interview for IPN, the Premier said that if we remember the first years of independence, the political class was then dominated by sincere people with good, even noble intentions, but without sufficient experience in governing an independent state that is a subject of international law.
“Only at the end of the 1990s, the European integration was set as foreign policy priority and I’m glad that even if I was among the first diplomats who started to promote the European integration, there is now consensus in the political class and in society as to the way that we must follow,” said the head of Government.
A dull period of eight years followed, during which the ruling Communist Party, which changed the course from the Russia-Belarus Union and the policy of all azimuths to the declaration of the European integration as strategic objective, did nothing to achieve the announced goal. “On the contrary, the power took steps to take over institutions, to institute monopoly and to control entire sectors of the country’s economy and used such institutions as the prosecutor’s office, the anticorruption center and the Ministry of the Interior as a political cudgel for intimidating the opposition, disloyal and inconvenient parties or journalists,” stated Iurie Leanc.
He added that the year 2009 brought changes in the Moldovan politics. The tragic post-electoral ‘April 7’ events left a powerful imprint. That’s why the parties that are ruling now have a moral debt towards the young people who were beaten and tortured in police commissariats to reform the law enforcement bodies and to enforce the law so that the people feel safe, not in danger at home.