The Board of the Ministry of Internal Affairs – the highest forum for coordination of strategic development policies and specific actions of the Ministry of Internal Affairs was held on Februarie 3rd. The work of the entire system for 2022 was evaluated and priorities for 2023 were set.
The event was attended by Minister of Internal Affairs Ana Revenco, Speaker of Parliament Igor Grosu, Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security, Defence and Public Order Lilian Carp, Secretary General of the Government Igor Talmazan, heads of central and law enforcement authorities, as well as heads of MIA directorates and subdivisions.
‘2022 was the year of war, of overlapping crises when the capabilities and resilience of the system have been tested and stretched to the limit. A tense year in which the Ministry of Internal Affairs has demonstrated enhanced skills in responding to multiple, asymmetric threats and succeeded in ensuring the internal order and security of our country. The Ministry of Internal Affairs has become, due to its capabilities, a provider of regional and European security, managing to protect the border from cross-border crime and other subsequent war challenges. I say with full knowledge that all those present at this meeting have contributed to the stability of our country in a highly volatile security environment and, at the same time, we have managed in this challenging period to lay the foundations for the sustainable development of the internal affairs system’ said Minister Ana Revenco.
‘Thank you for your dedication and resilience. All this time you have faced challenges and crises, you have shown that you are a reliable partner for the European colleagues. I will continue to offer my full support to the Ministry of Internal Affairs’ said the Speaker of Parliament.
At the MIA Board, the heads of the General Police Inspectorate, General Inspectorate of Carabineers, General Inspectorate of Border Police, Civil Protection and Emergency Situations Service, General Inspectorate for Migration, Operational Management Inspectorate and Internal Protection and Anti-Corruption Service reported the results achieved by the subdivisions and the main objectives by areas of competence. Secretary General Serghei Diaconu presented the foreign policy activity, programmes, strategic projects, actions of the Security HUB, as well as the activities carried out for the integration of the Republic of Moldova into the European Union.
The meeting continued with the approval of the MIA Activity Plan and priorities for 2023 in the context of the national and regional situation. Thus, 3 dimensions were identified – development, integration and digitization, the year 2023 being dedicated to activities in these areas.
Therefore, on the development dimension, the MIA aims at diversifying and improving the services provided to citizens, as well as strengthening institutional capacities, and namely: – Launch and operationalization of the Family Justice Centre; – Operationalization of the mechanism for reporting child sexual abuse and online exploitation cases; – Creation and launch of the Emergency Unit within the Ministry’s health system; – Operationalization of the DNA laboratory; – Launch coordinated control with Romania at the Albita border crossing point; – Operationalization of the Leova-Bumbata border crossing point; – Extend the model of cooperation between the police and LPA on the platform of Safety Councils to respond promptly to the concrete needs of communities; etc.
The European integration is a priority for the Ministry of Internal Affairs, which, through the Committee for European Integration, established at the Ministry level, will ensure the fulfilment of all the preconditions for accession and the implementation of the actions deriving from the EU progress reports. The Ministry of Internal Affairs has set as main objectives: – Operationalization of the Security HUB; – Creation of the Firearms and Ammunition Focal Point; – Joining the European Civil Protection Mechanism; – Provision of international police assistance services; etc.
In 2023, MIA will be developed through digitization, in order to build a modern, flexible security system that responds qualitatively and timely to challenges. We are considering the development of following mechanisms: – E-administrative file; – E-criminal file; – Expansion of the ‘Traffic Control’ Information System; – Implementation of the information system ‘Recording of public order alerts and events’; – Digitization of the recruitment process and staff evaluation; etc.
Other topics of discussion focused the regional and national context in the conditions generated by different types of crises and the current activity of the MIA subdivisions. It should be mentioned that employees of the MIA local structures were also connected online to the event.