EU Negotiations Hinge on Moldova's Attorney General Appointment

The deadline for submitting applications for the position of Attorney General has elapsed.

Four candidates have applied for the competition to become the Attorney General of the Republic of Moldova, as announced by Eugen Roșca, the communication officer of the Superior Council of Prosecutors, to Compania Teleradio Moldova.

The four candidates who have applied are Octavian Yachimovich, Ion Munteanu, Alexandru Cernei, and Grigore Vornicescu, as mentioned by Eugen Roșca.

Thus, the candidates participating in the competition are Octavian Yachimovich, the deputy chief of the Anti Corruption Prosecutor's Office; Ion Munteanu, the current interim Attorney General; Alexandru Cernei, one of the prosecutors in the case involving Vladimir Plahotniuc; and Grigorie Vornicescu, a former university lecturer.

Following the receipt of applications, the CSP has 20 days to schedule interviews for the selected candidates.

At the end of February, the CSP annulled the results of the competition for the position of Attorney General, which had been won by Octavian Iachimovschi, the deputy head of the Anti Corruption Prosecutor's Office. This decision followed a situation where a member of the CSP, Olesea Vîrlan, deducted points from a candidate without substantiating the grades, and subsequently resigned.

The appointment of the new Attorney General is one of the conditions set by the European Union for commencing accession negotiations.

Translation by Iurie Tataru

Bogdan Nigai

Bogdan Nigai


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