Upon the invitation of the Republic of Moldova’s National Anti-Corruption Centre, an IACA delegation led by the newly elected Dean, Martin Kreutner, participated in a national anti-corruption conference in Chisinau.
The conference focused on the progress and prospects in repressing corruption in the country, addressing issues such as the necessity of waiving the immunity of judges in case of allegations of corruption and the importance of integrity in police bodies and the judicial system.
In the course of the visit, Mr. Kreutner also met with Prime Minister Vlad Filat and the President of Parliament Marian Lupu, both of whom reaffirmed the Republic’s commitment to IACA. In addition, a Memorandum of Understanding was concluded with the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Moldova, which foresees cooperation through joint projects and activities with a view to prevent and combat corruption and build capacity in the field.
The Republic of Moldova has been a Party to the Agreement for the Establishment of the International Anti-Corruption Academy as an International Organization since April 2012.