Prime Minister Pavel Filip presented the report on the implementation of the government’s action programme for 2016-2018 to parliament’s plenum today. The MPs of the Party of Socialists (PSRM), Liberal Democratic Party (PLDM), Liberal Party (PL) and Party of Communists (PCRM) boycotted the meeting.
During almost one hour, the PM unveiled the report to the lawmakers; subsequently, he answered questions.
“When I took over the government’s management, in early 2016, I found out that decision-makers had acted chaotically and without visions in some sectors. The price for the surface reforms was the inequity in salaries and pensions, the lack of jobs, people leaving abroad, damaged roads, medical services of bad quality, an inefficient institutional system, a business environment suffocated by abuses of civil servants and a banking system in collapse. At that time, we ruled to act through deep reforms, which fully rethink certain systems. Thus, 2016 was the year when we got out of the crisis and economically stabilized the country; in 2017, we carried out reforms; we made order and brought fairness to some fields. These efforts allowed us, in 2018, to start edifying, to increase the pensions and salaries, to build Good Roads, to buy ambulances and help young people purchase the First Home. In 2019, the good things must continue,” Pavel Filip said.
The prime minister also reviewed the fact that, due to the governance’s actions, decision-makers had managed to stabilize the banking system, hit by the one billion theft. This fact attracted the attention of two new investors, which last year entered Moldova’s market – Banca Transilvania and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
„The pace of prices’ increase dropped from more than 14 per cent in 2016 to less than one per cent at present. While in 2016, we were thinking about how to pay pensions and salaries and the state was borrowing money on the domestic market with 26 per cent, now the figure of loans accessed to this end does not exceed four per cent,” Filip noted.
Among the reforms mentioned by the PM in the report, there were the government’s reform, which brought to the budget savings worth 100 million lei, the reform of pensions and salaries, justice reform and the reforms from business.