MGSN informs: Security measures and recommendations in view of the European Political Community Summit to be held in Moldova

In the context of the European Political Community (EPC) Summit to be held on June 1st in the Republic of Moldova, the Media Group for Security News (MGSN-EPC) informs:

Given the scale of the event, the national security authorities will take specific measures to ensure the smooth running of the EPC Summit. The event, scheduled for June 1, will host around 50 official delegations, including European heads of state, heads of government and high-level EU officials.

The security measures are aimed at maintaining an appropriate level of safety and security throughout the territory of the Republic of Moldova, considering the daily life of people residing in the capital, in the surrounding areas, as well as of citizens throughout the country.

The national security, internal affairs and defence authorities inform citizens that they will ensure a normal regime throughout the national territory, using appropriate measures and means to maintain social stability.

The security measures, which will be applied during the EPC Summit, are of international standards and will be gradually implemented with increased flexibility to minimise the inconvenience to citizens.

Police measures will be applied gradually depending on the operational situation for both road traffic and pedestrians. Daily life will be restricted for short periods only. Also, parking will not be allowed for a certain period in high security zones. Citizens will be informed in due time about alternative travel routes and car parking possibilities in the security area designated for the EPC Summit.

Police urge drivers to show understanding for possible traffic difficulties, to remain calm and to give proof of traffic courtesy. Also, it is advisable for citizens to plan their travel route for May 31st, June 1st and 2nd, using the adjacent roads to the Chisinau International Airport, avoiding the main streets of the capital as well as travel at certain times on the route Chisinau – Bulboaca and back.

The Police will also increase the number of officers in Chisinau public places to ease traffic and will intensify patrols, as many visitors are expected in Chisinau and nearby localities. Citizens are advised to carry their identity documents in case these would be asked by law enforcement authorities.

In the context of the Summit, the Border Police will increase control and surveillance in all areas of responsibility. The number of frontline border officers and special travel document control devices will be increased.

The State Protection and Guard Service will provide security for high-level officials, involving an increased security force for the large number of official delegations.

The Security and Intelligence Service will carry out measures aimed at detecting, preventing and counteracting actions that endanger state, public and citizens’ security.

Regarding the airspace of the Republic of Moldova, in order to ensure aviation safety and security, all flights of civil aircraft will be banned in the entire airspace of the Republic of Moldova for the period starting June 1st, 00.00 am (local time) until June 2nd, 07.00 am (local time), except for official aircrafts. In the case of civilian unmanned aircraft (drones), the flight ban starts from May 31st, 00:00 am (local time) until June 2nd, 07:00 am (local time).

The relevant authorities informed in advance the airlines so that they could decide how to rearrange their flight schedules so as not to affect passenger mobility.

Also, starting May 15th, car parking around Chisinau International Airport will operate under a special regime until May 25th, during which parking will be prohibited on the lower floors. The upper floor will be available for parking, but during the period May 25th – June 2nd (until 07.00 am local time) access to the Airport parking will be prohibited on all levels.

We will intensify the public communication so that all security measures are made known to citizens to allow optimal travel arrangements. Information of public interest will be shared through all existing channels of the national security authorities: via web pages and Facebook. Maps will be published with alternative routes, perimeters where parking is not allowed during the Summit and other important and useful information for citizens.

For security reasons, more information, including those that provide for certain restrictions, cannot be made public until very close in time to their introduction. In this context, the national authorities urge citizens to show understanding for the inconvenience caused by the lack of prior information on the given issues.

MGSN informs that several simulations and tactical trainings will be organized during May in order to ensure a high-level running of the EPC Summit in the Republic of Moldova.

The authorities are counting on the proactive attitude of citizens in the whole process of preparations for this major event that will take place in our country, in Bulboaca.

The MGSN-EPC includes the communicators from the national public order, security and national defence institutions: Ministry of Internal Affairs with the General Police Inspectorate, Border Police, General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations, General Inspectorate for Migration, General Inspectorate of Carabineers, MIA’s Academy ‘Stefan cel Mare’; State Protection and Guard Service; Security and Intelligence Service; Ministry of Defense; General Prosecutor’s Office; Civil Aviation Authority; National Administration of Penitentiaries.

The MGSN-EPC recommends everyone to get informed from official sources.

For further details:
Media Group for Security News

on European Political Community Summit

Tel: +373 22 255 255 /+373 67 255 255

Fax: +373 22 213 016