Russia’s Lasitskene wins high jump in Diamond League event in Eugene, USSport May 28, 4:59
Havana Airport gets Russian-made air traffic control systemsWorld May 28, 4:16
Guests of FIFA 2018 World Cup sure to get warm welcome in Russia — LavrovSport May 28, 2:25
Kantemir Balagov’s "Closeness" gets Cannes Festival’s International Critics’ PrizeSociety & Culture May 28, 1:03
Anti-church laws in Ukraine may cause religious strife — Ukrainian Orthodox ChurchWorld May 28, 0:22
Russia’s national football team absolutely clear of doping — doctorSport May 28, 0:14
Russian cyclist Zakarin finishes second in Giro d’Italia Stage 20Sport May 27, 22:27
Putin, Erdogan agree to develop coordination of efforts for settlement in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 27, 19:29
Putin, Rouhani stress importance of joint efforts in settlement of Syrian conflictRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 27, 14:32
CHISINAU, December 09. /ITAR-TASS/. Moldova’s Prime Minister Iurie Leanca believes that Moldova’s high level of corruption hinders the country’s development and may threaten the European integration process.
“If we fail to take urgent measures, corruption may threaten the processes of both European integration and the country’s modernization,” Leanca told participants in the national conference devoted to the fight against corruption.
He stressed the idea the agreements concluded with the European Union required that corrupt practices in government institutions should be reduced, and this requirement was a major prerequisite for the visa regime liberalization for Moldovan citizens.
“We were able to see for ourselves that this phenomenon has become a real menace to state security,” Leanca said, recalling a whole series of raider attacks on the republic’s banks last year organised with assistance from some Moldovan judges.
To prevent this ill the country’s authorities established a national center for the fight against corruption. However, statistics show that the bribery level continues to grow. The heads of state institutions, including mainly high-ranking officials and middle managers, account for almost a third of all corruption-related crimes.