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Years 2016 - present Veaceslav Untila

2016

29 July - by the Parliament Decision no. 213, Veaceslav Untila was appointed as President of the Court of Accounts for a term of 5 years.

29 July - by the Parliament Decision no. 214, a new Board of the Court of Accounts was named: Tamara Andruşca, Marina Covali, Tatiana Cunetchi, Petru Rotaru, for a term of 5 years.

5 September - the closing conference of the Twinning Project "Strengthening and Strengthening External Public Audit in the Republic of Moldova", implemented with the support of the European Union from 9 September 2014 to 8 September 2016, took place.

27 October - the President of the Court of Accounts of the Republic of Moldova, Veaceslav Untila, was decorated with the "Order of the Republic" for special merits to the state.

8 December - the Court of Accounts celebrated 22 years since its inception.

23 December - at the session of the Parliament, Veaceslav Untila, the President of the Court of Accounts of the Republic of Moldova, presented the Annual Report for 2015.

23 December – by the Parliament Decision, Andrei Munteanu was appointed as member of the Court of Accounts for a term of 5 years.


2017

24 January - all meetings of the Court of Accounts of the Republic of Moldova could be watched online in the lobby of the institution.

16 February - the Court of Accounts of the Republic of Moldova hosted the 45th meeting of the EUROSAI Governing Board (extraordinary meeting).

24 February - a Memorandum of Understanding between the Swedish National Audit Office and the Court of Accounts of the Republic of Moldova was signed, valid until December 31, 2017.

2 March - by the Parliament Decision, Violeta Andrieş was appointed as member of the Court of Accounts for a term of 5 years.

30 June - the Action Plan on cooperation between the Court of Accounts of the Republic of Moldova and the Court of Accounts of Romania for the period 2017-2018 was signed.

21 July - by the Parliament Decision, Tamara Andruşca was appointed as Vice-President of the Court of Accounts of the Republic of Moldova.

Years 2011-2016 Serafim Urechean

Year 2011

April 21th, 2011 - by Parliament Decision no. 83, Serafim Urechean is appointed as President of the Court of Accounts for a term of 5 years.

July 8th, 2011 - by Parliament Decision no. 131, a new composition of the CoA is appointed: Tudor Şoitu (Vice President), Gheorghe Trocin, Ion Sturzu, Angela Pascaru, Valeriu Chiţan. Ecaterina Paknehad continues her mandate as a member of the CoA, which has been appointed according to the Parliament's decision of November 2nd, 2007.

Year 2012

June 11th, 2012 - a new organizational structure of the Court of Accounts, consisting of general departments, departments, sections and services is approved.

December 19th, 2012 - signing of a new Cooperation Agreement between the Court of Accounts (CoA) and the Swedish National Audit Office (SNAO), being launched the third Cooperation Project CoA-SNAO for 2013-2015.

Year 2013

January 28th, 2013 - signing the Memorandum of Understanding between the Court of Accounts and the Institute for Public Policies regarding the collaboration for the implementation of the Project "The recommendations of the Court of Accounts - a tool for making more efficient the use of public money" launched with the support of the Soros Foundation - Moldova.

June 5th, 2013 - signing the Action Plan for joint activities for 2013-2014 in the context of the implementation of the Cooperation Agreement between the Court of Accounts of the Republic of Moldova and the Court of Accounts of Romania of June 28th, 2006.

July 2013 - by Decision no. 185 of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, Tamara Andruşca is appointed as a member of the Plenum of the CoA; Ion Sturzu is promoted to the position of Vice Governor of the National Bank of Moldova.

August 14th, 2013 - signing the Grant Agreement Nr. TF014332 with the World Bank on the implementation of the Project "Strengthening the Capacities of the Court of Accounts of the Republic of Moldova".

2013 - the Code of Ethics of the Court of Accounts was approved, aiming at promoting a high culture and ensuring performance in the carried out activity by establishing basic principles and norms of professional conduct and ethical obligations.

2013 - the Quality Framework Guidelines were approved, which is a support in the process of creating, implementing and maintaining an adequate quality control system.

December 2013 - by the Court of Accounts Decision no. 60, the application of the Level 3 International Standards of Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAI) - ISSAI 100, ISSAI 200, ISSAI 300, and ISSAI 400 in the audit missions of the Court of Accounts was approved.

Year 2014

January 2014 – by the Court of Accounts Decision No. 7 with the purpose to align the activity of the CoA to the International Standards of the Supreme Audit Institutions and best international practices, the Audit Guidelines (ISSAI 1000-9999) were approved.

March 2014 - by the Law of the Republic of Moldova No. 41 of 27.03.2014, the article 26, par. (2) of the Law of the Court of Accounts no. 261-XVI of 05.12.2008 is completed with the letter e) according to which the Supreme Audit Institution has the right to "find the offense", and the article 36 shall be supplemented with paragraph (3), which states that "the non-execution of the Court of Accounts’ decisions shall entail the contravention liability under the law". At the same time, the Contravention Code of the Republic of Moldova is completed by sanctioning provisions for non-execution of the CoA’s decisions.

August 2014 - Signing the Agreement on the Implementation of the Twinning Project "Strengthening and Enhancing External Public Audit in the Republic of Moldova".

October 3rd, 2014 - The Court of Accounts hosted the Fourteenth Session of the Council of Heads of Supreme Financial Control Bodies of the CIS member states.

October 8th, 2014 - The Court of Accounts marked its 20th anniversary.

December 2014 - Signing a Cooperation Agreement with the National Audit Office of the Republic of Latvia and the Chamber of Control of the Republic of Armenia.

Year 2015

February 2nd, 2015 - The President of the Republic of Moldova, Nicolae Timofti, signed the Decree no. 1445 on awarding the title "Honoured Person" to Mr. Serafim Urechean, the President of the Court of Accounts.

February 23rd, 2015 - the Declaration on Partnership and Cooperation between the National Audit Office of Georgia, the Court of Accounts of the Republic of Moldova, the Supreme Audit Office of Poland and the Court of Accounts of Ukraine was signed. Through the Declaration, the parties have confirmed their willingness to support each other in the ongoing development of the independent state audit in their countries.

April 2nd, 2015 - the "Civic Merit" medal was awarded to the representatives of the Court of Accounts. For merit in the development of public external audit, contribution to the consolidation of the state financial discipline and high professionalism were awarded: Angela Pascaru - member of the Plenum of the CoA, Sofia Ciuvalschi - Head of the General Directorate II, Vladimir Potlog - Head of General Directorate III, Victor Munteanu - Head of Department within General Directorate I, Valentina Deliu - Main State Controller in General Directorate III.

December 14th, 2015 - the new Court of Accounts’ Strategic Development Plan (SDP) for 2016-2020 was approved.

Year 2016

March 22nd, 2016 - a Collaboration Agreement with the Association of Internal Auditors of the Republic of Moldova (AIA) was signed. The two entities will work together to strengthen the external public audit and internal audit functions.

April 8th, 2016 - a Collaboration Agreement with the Ministry of Finance was signed in the context of ensuring a complex and efficient system of budget management and control.

April 8th, 2016 - Law no. 37 of March 17th, 2016 for the amendment of Article 28 of the Law of the Court of Accounts no. 261-XVI of December 5th, 2008 entered into force. In accordance with the amendments approved in art. 28, par. (3), the CoA shall, in the exercise of its functions, audit the following entities: "(c) State and municipal undertakings, companies the social capital of which is entirely owned by the state or the administrative-territorial units, as well as the companies in which the state and municipal enterprises hold, separately or together, at least one third of the social capital.”

May 19th, 2016 - The Communication Strategy of the CoA for 2016-2020 was approved.

Years 2005-2010 Ala Popescu

December 2004 – Ala Popescu was appointed as President of the Court of Accounts. She worked with the following members of the Court: Gheorghe Cojocari, Tatiana Cunetchi, Mihail Cibotaru and Ion Draguta.

February 2005 – By Parliament Decision no.1- XV of 17.02.2005 a new structure of the Court of Accounts was approved, comprising departments, divisions, sections, territorial offices and other subdivisions, with a staff of 150 people.

July 2005 – By Law no. 180-XIV “On amending and supplementing the Law no.312-XIII of 8 December 1994 “On Court of Accounts”, the way of appointing the members of the Court of Accounts was modified. Thus, 3 of 7 members are proposed by the parliamentary majority, and 4 members are proposed by the parliamentary opposition. The President of the Court of Accounts proposes to the Parliament the candidates to member of Court of Accounts earlier presented by the legally founded parliamentary factions. Each parliamentary faction is entitled to recommend at least 2 candidates.

22 December 2005 – By Parliament Decision no.340-XVI, Ala Popescu was appointed as President of the Court of Accounts for a 5-year term.

29 December 2005 – In accordance with the provisions of the Law no.180-XVI “On amending and supplementing the Law no.312-XIII of 8 December 1994 “On Court of Accounts”, by Parliament Decision no.382-XVI, a new composition of the Court of Accounts was appointed: Elisaveta Foca, Mihail Cibotaru, Gheorghe Cojocari, Anatolie Ghilas, Andrei Groza and Sergiu Guja.

On 2 November 2007, she was appointed as member of the Court of Accounts by Parliament Decision no. 230-XVI.

On 17 April 2006 the Court of Accounts of Moldova approved its Strategic Development Plan (SDP) for April 2006-December 2010, and on 18 April 2006 it was officially launched. By the implementation of this Plan, the Court of Accounts aims to be transformed into a Supreme Audit Institution that carries out the highest standards of independence, objectivity and professionalism in carrying out external control and public financial audit.

On 26 September 2006 the Letter of Intent on the institutional cooperation between the Swedish National Audit Office and the Court of Accounts of Moldova in the process of its strategic development was signed in Chisinau.

On 25-26 January 2007, during the first Steering Committee Meeting for the institutional development cooperation between the CoA and SNAO held in Stockholm, the Agreement was signed between the CoA of Moldova and SNAO on the support during the strategic development.

On 5 December 2008 the new Law on the CoA no. 261-XVI of 05.12.2008 was adopted, and became effective on 1 January 2009. The key changes introduced by the new law can be summarized as a shift from external financial control to a new system of external public audit and represent a major change in the function of the Court of Accounts within a new public finance management model.

The official inauguration of the new headquarters building of the Court of Accounts (CoA) located in 69 Stefan cel Mare Boulevard took place on 27 March 2009, after its capital repair.

The head of state was present at the event and congratulated the CoA staff, appreciating the event as of special importance for the institution. The repair works of the new headquarters building were conducted at the highest level, and the employees now have all the conditions necessary for a good activity. He noted the fact that the inauguration of the new headquarters produced in the year when the Court of Accounts celebrates its 15th anniversary.

Years 2000-2004 Vasile Pentelei

July 2000 – September 2004 – Vasile Pentelei was the President of the Court of Accounts.

3 November 2000 – The Court of Accounts becomes a member of the Council of the CIS Heads of Supreme Financial Control Institutions.

May 2002 – The Territorial Chambers changed into Territorial Departments.

Years 1997-2000 VASILE COZMA

July 1997 – July 2000 – Vasile Cozma was appointed as President of the Court of Accounts. The staff comprised 192 employees, of which 83 worked in the territorial Chambers of the Court.

2000 – Parliament Decision no. 666-XIV of 11.11.1999, the structure of the Court of Accounts was amended by adding territorial chambers empowered to adopt Resolutions on the carried out controls to the existent structure: Chisinau Territorial Chamber, Balti Territorial Chamber, Cahul Territorial Chamber and Comrat Territorial Chamber.

Years 1994 - 1997 Ion Ciubuc

1994 – The Court of Accounts of Moldova was established in accordance with the provisions of art. 133 of the Constitution of the Republic of Moldova and Law no.312-XII of 8 December 1994, “On Court of Accounts”.

1994 – The Court of Accounts becomes member of EUROSAI (47 members) and INTOSAI, organizations that have been activating under the UN since 1953, currently reuniting 186 members.

December 1994 – March 1997 The first President of the Court of Accounts, Ion Ciubuc, activated in this position with the following members of the Court: Ion Nagailic, Mihail Mereuta, Tatiana Sipaciova, Vasile Cozma, Iurie Badir and Gheorghe Isopescu . The staff comprised 88 employees, of which 68 constituted the management.