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The President of the Court of Accounts had a meeting with the Foreign Investors Association

November 22, 2019 views 1697

The Court of Accounts of the Republic of Moldova (CoA) announces the start of the audit programme planning process for the following year and intervenes with an appeal to civil society, non-governmental organizations and the general public in order to advance the proposal on possible topics for the audit work programme.

In this context, Marian Lupu, President of the Court of Accounts, met the representatives of the Foreign Investors Association (FIA) on 22 November this year, which came up with reasoned proposals to the Audit work of the Court of Accounts for the year 2020. At the meeting there were present Alexander Koss, President of the Foreign Investors Association of Moldova, Ana Groza, Executive Director of FIA, Gökçe Yanaşmayan, General Director of Efes Vitanta Moldova Brewery and Carolina Bugaian, Financial Director of Moldcell Company.

At the meeting there were raised a lot of topics of common interest including those proposed by FIA, namely:

  1. Current discretionary criteria for determining local taxes by local authorities
  2. De-monopolization of oncological services (radiotherapy services)
  3. Management and use of the resources of the compulsory healthcare insurance Fund, contracting medical service providers under the compulsory healthcare insurance system based on some principles and rules of public procurement
  4. Control of goods at the border of the Republic of Moldova with Ukraine, as well as the Transnistrian region. Regulation of products to the extent of consumption
  5. The 2.5% fee paid by mobile companies in the Republican Population Support Fund
  6. Enforcement of the Law No. 28 of 10.03.2016 on access to property and shared use of infrastructure associated with public electronic communications networks

The CoA’s President emphasized the importance of the meeting and of the topics discussed, noting that the Court of Accounts exercises its mandate in accordance with the international standards of the supreme audit institutions. In accordance with its legal powers, the Court of Accounts independently decides on the programme of the audit activity, but at the same time it takes into account the suggestions of different interested parties on the sensitive topics for the society, which could serve as objectives of future audit missions.