The title "Man of the Year", awarded annually at the prestigious international forum in Krynica, will be handed over this year to the Prime Minister of Moldova, Vlad Filat.
The sources among the organizers of the Forum confirmed for TRIBUNA that this event will happen during a special ceremony on September 7th.
"This title is awarded to outstanding personalities whose attitudes and achievements have had a significant influence in Central and Eastern Europe", the speaker of the reporter from TRIBUNA specified.
Premier Vlad Filat continues to be the most influential politician in the Republic of Moldova.
The top of the "50 most influential politicians of August", presented by the Center for Strategic Research and Political Consulting "Politicon", awarded 229.5 points to Vlad Filat, which placed him in the top of the list of people with the greatest influence.
Politicians were appreciated with scores on a scale from 1 to 10, the premier obtained ten scores of 10.
Dear presidents, government members, deputies, diplomatic representatives, dear compatriots, Honorable Audience!
Twenty years ago, on the ruins of a vast empire a new state emerged - the Republic of Moldova, which rightfully belongs to us, where we freely live now, educate our children and clearly convey to the world that we enrolled in a civilized system, based on democracy and world order.
Of course, 20 years is a significant figure for a human life. However, for the history of a state this is a short period, this is only a beginning. For us, these two decades of independence are an important step in the establishment, strengthening and affirmation of Moldova in the world.
Dear fellow citizens!
Twenty years ago, our country's history took a new course, a course that was natural and wanted by its citizens. Through an act of people’s will, by vote of Parliament, Moldova emerged as an independent state on the world map.
The Act of August 27th, 1991 came as a culmination of a broad national liberation movement, and proclamation of Independence was a moral reward for all the suffering we endured over the years.
The Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova notes with concern the increase of attacks against the party, through mass media controlled by politicians from the Democratic Party.
The newspaper "Timpul" published today on its website an article entitled "Secret meeting between Filat and Voronin: CPM will vote Filat as President", which implies that the LDPM president, Vlad Filat met the CPM leader Vladimir Voronin, on August 14th in Tiganca. The article is not signed and has a manipulative content, focusing on the idea recently promoted by DPM in the public opinion and media controlled by one of the representatives of this party.
- Do you agree that the pro-European orientation of the Republic of Moldova should be stipulated in the Constitution in order to guarantee the continuation of the country modernization? Is there a risk that this process will be interrupted if this change in the constitution is not made?
- The Pro-European orientation, referring to the objective of EU integration of Moldova, is a strategic objective of foreign policy, acknowledged unanimously by all political forces in the country, recorded in numerous official documents, policies and action plans. Achieving this objective will not affect the country sovereignty, the rights and freedoms of citizens and other aspects stipulated by the constitutional norms. Including this statement in the Constitution could be useful for speeding up the process of European integration and achieving the set objective. From another perspective, to achieve this objective, we might have to revise the supreme law in order to align its norms to the new political realities. I think we should initiate a broad public debate on this subject.
Prime-minister Vlad Filat is again in the top of "50 most influential politicians in Moldova". The ranking is made by the Center for Strategic Research and Political Consulting "Politicon". Each month, 26 political experts, analysts and sociologists rate politicians on a scale from 0 to 10.
Vlad Filat (LDPM) obtained 15 scores of ten and has a total of 240 points out of 260. On the 4th place in the ranking is the senior vice-president of LDPM, vice-premier Iurie Leanca, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration.
According to the president of "Politicon", Anatol Taranu, "Vlad Filat will continue to be in the top".
Two years after democratic parties came to power we note the disappointment of citizens waiting for reforms and not disagreements triggered by frustrations of the AEI parties that obtained more modest electoral results.
Today at a press briefing, this is how the president of the LDPM parliamentary faction, Valeriu Strelet, defined the situation created at the last meeting of the spring-summer session of Parliament, where the Alliance parties blocked the adoption of some legislative initiatives of Liberal Democrats, MOLDPRES said.
LDPM faction leader stressed that "we must make a distinction between bills of national interest and personal interest, through the prism of the party". In this context, he noted that blocking the bill that would have ended the monopolization of metal waste market shows that "there is a force which wants to maintain the situation from the last 10 years on this market, because this is convenient".
The Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova notes with regret that the AEI partners continue the campaign of party denigration and public opinion manipulation. This campaign was intensified by a press release launched by the DP that brings new charges against LDPM.
In a briefing held today, vice-president of LDPM, chairman of the parliamentary liberal-democratic faction, Valeriu Strelet, said that this campaign aims to mislead the public opinion and pave the way for the DP takeover of power in many districts.
The Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova expresses its concern regarding the socio-political situation in Moldova, which has significantly worsened lately. Moldova's European course, as well as political, economic, social and judicial reforms are seriously endangered by opposition forces that do not want to give up the system created during the eight years of Communist governance.
AEI Governance Program stipulates complex, but also rapid processes that give up the waiver policy which is favoring bureaucracy, corrupt justice and subservient to certain people, fraudulent schemes and extremely damaging to the economy, overt subordination of state institutions to certain interest groups. Without immediate and unconditional removal of this vicious system, Moldova has no chances to align to civilized countries and offer citizens a life without poverty. Fighting poverty can be efficient only by fighting corruption and promoting genuine reforms. These objectives are commitments that the Government has made to citizens and to development partners. The trust obtained in this way is fading and as a consequence, the governing Alliance is discredited as a whole.