with regard to the performance audit Report "expectations of support by the European Union in the field of the security of the State border can only be achieved in the conditions of the functioning of an efficient mechanism for coordination of external assistance"
Published: 18.12.2015 in Official Gazette No. 340-346 art no: 39 the Court of Auditors, in the presence of the President of the Parliamentary Commission on national security, defence and public order Mr. v. the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ismet, European integration and Ms. d. Cujba, head of the Department of border police Mr. d. flea, the Director of the Bureau for migration and Asylum Mrs. o. Poalelungi, Deputy Head of the Directorate-General for international relations and European integration of the Ministry of Home Affairs Mr. p. Rangarajan , ISS Deputy Director Department of project management and services within BC "Registru" Mr. v. Ciornîi and of other persons of the audited institutions, being guided by article 2 para. (1) and article 4 para. (1) (a). a) of the law on the Court of Auditors No. 261-XVI dated 05.12.20081, examined the performance audit Report "expectations of support by the European Union in the field of the security of the State border can only be achieved in the conditions of the functioning of an efficient mechanism for coordination of external assistance".
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Examining the audit results and the hearing report, and explanations of persons with responsibility functions present in the public tender, the Court of Auditors found: accession to the EU represents the country's strategic policy objective, involving Moldovan, among other commitments, the alignment of the regulations, standards and best practices in the field of border management. In so doing, it follows the conceptual and operational purposes is actually between specialised national authorities and European ones. Border management model developed in the European Union has proved the viability of offering of Moldova an example of experiences and best practices. On the one hand, it ensures the necessary balance between the facilitation of movement of persons and goods, which is based on respect for fundamental human rights. On the other hand, allow the prevention and combating of illegal migration, cross-border crime and other circumstances why jeopardize the security of the borders.
For the development of integrated management of the State border in the period 2011-2015 (9 months), Moldova has benefited from substantial external assistance from the European Union within the programme "support to the implementation of the action plan on the liberalization of the visa regime" and 13 projects, including managerial support to their implementation totalling approximately EUR 57.6 mln. It is very important that the recipient country should have a clear and effective mechanism of appointment acceptance, monitoring, auditing and assimilation of such funds.
In this context, the Court of Auditors has decided to accomplish a performance audit in the field of external assistance provided by the European Union for the security of the State border, with the objective of the audit of the existing Coordination Mechanism: the external assistance provided by the European Union in the field of the security of the State border is functional and effective?
Concluding in the field subject to audit in accordance with the procedures implemented and evaluated issues, audit mission showed that the absorption capacity of external assistance are limited, being driven by a number of problems and inadequacies, which affects the efficient implementation of projects and external assistance programmes, as well as their limited durability, being conditioned by the following factors: ► establishment of the institutional framework and mechanism for coordinating foreign assistance at sectoral level; ► defective communication between responsible actors, both at national and sectoral level in the process of programming, implementation and monitoring of projects, external assistance programmes in the field of the security of the State border; ► non-compliance with the principles of fairness and transparency in the planning and allocation of funds intended for the implementation of the programme "support to the implementation of the action plan on the liberalization of the visa regime"; ► political stability and macroeconomic developments recorded in the year 2015, which also resulted in the temporary suspension of funding, what caused it and performing the integral of preconizați indicators under the programme "support to the implementation of the action plan on the liberalization of the visa regime"; ► Government-wide responsibilities of spice plants to ensure sustainability of the results obtained following implementation of the project "Network of fixed and mobile communications for the border Police of the Republic of Moldova", which jeopardizes the sustainable aspect of the "TETRA".
Rezumînd included in the audit report and in this Decision, it concludes that the implementation of the mechanism for coordinating foreign assistance requires major improvements. In order to eliminate the deficiencies and attain the objectives set out in the management of the State border, is necessary to ensure effective cooperation between the actors involved in the activities of external assistance coordination, the redefinition of the current system to promote projects and intensifying the activities of monitoring progress made in achieving their strategic and assuming responsibility for guaranteeing sustainability of the benefits obtained.
Concluding from the exposed, in accordance with article 7 para. (1) (a)), article 15(1) thereof. (2) and paragraphs 1 and 2. (4) article 16 c) and art. 34, para. (3) of the law on the Court of Auditors No. 261-XVI of 05.12.2008, Court of Auditors decides: 1. to approve the performance audit Report "expectations of support by the European Union in the field of the security of the State border can only be achieved in the conditions of the functioning of an efficient mechanism for coordination of external assistance," according to the annex.
2. The decision and the audit report shall be submitted to: 2.1. Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European integration, Ministry of information technology and Communications, the Department of border police, the Bureau of migration and Asylum, the customs service, for undertaking the measures necessary for the implementation of the liquidation and shortcomings noted the audit recommendations;
2.2. The State Chancellery, to: 2.2.1. modification of the existing mechanism for coordinating external assistance, through empowerment of the subjects involved in this process;
2.2.2. the monitoring of the work of the sectoral Council of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, as well as for the establishment of procedures to ensure an adequate and effective communication between the national unit of co-ordination of external assistance and sectoral Coordinator;
2.3. The Moldovan Government, for making attitude and: 2.3.1. examination of the results of the audit at a Government meeting, and during the meeting the interministerial committee for strategic planning, in order to assess the weaknesses and problems in the implementation of the mechanism for coordinating external assistance in the field of the security of the State border;
2.3.2. the establishment of measures necessary in order to give an impetus to activities in order to achieve, within the resources available, the action "developing software for facial recognition capabilities", as set out in the matrix of the results on the liberalization of the visa regime and placed in charge of the Ministry of information technology and Communications;
2.4. The Ministry of finance, for information and attitude after the competence;
2.5. the President of the Republic of Moldova, for information;
2.6. The President of the Moldovan Parliament for information;
2.7. the Permanent Parliamentary committees: Economics, budget and finance; national security, defence and public order, for information and possible use in decision-making related to support reforms and policy initiatives in the field of management of the State border, as well as strengthening the institutional mechanism for the coordination of external assistance.
3. About the execution of the requirements of subparagraphs 2.1-2.2. of this, including Decisions about the implementation of the recommendations of the audit report, will inform the Court of Auditors on a semi-annual basis as their implementation, within 12 months from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Moldova.
4. this Decision shall be published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Moldova in accordance with article 34 para. (7) of the law on the Court of Auditors.