Opposition being drawn out on «Open Dialog». Democrats want inquest in parliament into connection between Kozlovska's foundation and Moldavian parties

  • 04.09.2018
  • Author: Evghenii Ceban

A group of Demparty deputies has proposed creating a parliamentary commission that is supposed to conduct an inquest into the circumstances of supposedly illegal interference in the internal affairs of Moldova by the Open Dialog Foundation and its head Lyudmyla Kozlovska, as well as to look into their involvement in the illegal funding of some Moldavian [sic] parties. Mass information media considered to be close to the Demparty wrote about this on 4 September. They too hastened to report that the commission is already created.

On 4 September, several news sites considered to be under the control of or loyal to the ruling Demparty (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) simultaneously published news about how the permanent bureau of the parliament has created an investigative commission, which is going to conduct an inquest into the “factual and juridical circumstances of the illegal interference of the Open Dialog Foundation and its head Lyudmyla Kozlovska in the internal affairs of Moldova, as well as their involvement in the illegal funding of some Moldavian parties”.

In the meantime, the creation of investigative commissions of the parliament does not fall under the competence of the permanent bureau. According to the bylaws of the legislative organ, only parliament in plenary session can adopt a decision on the creation of such a commission. Besides that, a member of the permanent bureau of the parliament, chair of the faction of the Party of the Communists Inna Șupac, reported to NM that there was no session of the parliamentary bureau whatsoever on 4 September.

Besides the news itself, the mass information media likewise published a photo of the text of the Demparty’s application to parliament on the creation of such a commission. Judging from the photo of the document, the democrats have thus far only registered it in parliament.

According to the draft of the parliament’s decree proposed by the democrats, the commission is going to enlist the competent organs of Moldova in the work, will hear from all of the involved parties, and in the course of 30 days from the moment of creation will present a report on its work in parliament.

It will be recalled that in the middle of August, mass information media under the control of and close to the democrats had reported about the deportation of Lyudmyla Kozlovska from the EU. The mass information media were asserting that Kozlovska had been expelled “for connections with the Russian special services”, and likewise wrote about her close connection with leaders of the Moldavian opposition.

The authors were basing the thesis about how Kozlovska had been expelled for a “close connection with the Russian special services” on the assertions of unnamed “experts”, references to some kind of publications in the Polish mass information media, and a “report of the Europarliament”, which in actuality turned out to be an article by the Polish blogger Marcin Rej, who is involved in a conflict with the «Open dialog» foundation.

After a week, a group of deputies from the Demparty demanded that the authorities look into the possible connection of the «Party of Action and Solidarity» (PAS) and «Dignity and Truth Platform» (DA) opposition parties with the civic activist from Ukraine Lyudmyla Kozlovska, who had been deported from the EU. The democrats sent a letter with such a demand to the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MAI), Information and Security Service (SIS), National Anticorruption Center (CNA), Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration (MAEIE) and other agencies.

Source: newsmaker.md

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