The Socialist MPs proposed that the Security and Intelligence Service (SIS) should return under the management of Parliament after in 2019 the institution was transferred under the President’s subordination. The authors argue Moldova is a parliamentary republic and the parliamentary control over the national security system should be strengthened, IPN reports.
Under the bill proposed by the Socialist MPs, the SIS should be under legislative control, while the director should be named by Parliament for a five-year term. ”It should be noted that the reliability and effectiveness of the Security and Intelligence Service should be improved so that it copes with the new developments, tendencies and challenges that are in the ascendant,” said the MPs.
“After thoroughly analyzing the national security system based on the study of the legislative framework, the national vulnerabilities, risks of foreign origin, including asymmetric ones, it was ascertained that the SIS should be urgently given new powers.”
PAS MP Sergiu Litvinenco reacted, saying Igor Dodon through his MPs introduced a bill by which the SIS would be transferred from the coordination of the President-elect. According to him, the legal commission approved the report for two readings by five votes in favor. “This means that it is planned to adopt it in Parliament after giving it two readings tomorrow. This is surely a desperate action of a personage who feels that he is losing ground. They also ignore the will of over 1.6 million people who took part in the presidential elections as these voted also for the President, as an institution, to represent their interests, not to mention the fact that the bill is evidently unconstitutional,” stated the MP.