Marian Lupu, President of the Court of Accounts of the Republic of Moldova (CoARM), today, March 10, had a meeting with Tatiana Cunetchi, Chairperson of the Public Finance Control Committee (PFCC).
The officials discussed the implementation process of the commitments assumed by our country upon obtaining the status of a candidate country for joining the European Union. In particular, the recommendations from Chapter 32 of the European Commission's Opinion, aimed at financial control, were analyzed.
Noting the positive appreciation of the implementation of the recommendations in the respective chapter, Tatiana Cunetchi and Marian Lupu also spoke about the recommendation related to the consolidation of the budgetary-financial and organizational independence of the Court of Accounts. More precisely, the actions to modify the legislative and normative framework in the field were examined, in collaboration with the authorities of the central public administration, but also with the parliamentary committees.
The President of the CoARM also informed about the principles related to the sustainable, predictable, efficient and transparent management of public finances, stipulated in the SIGMA document "Principles of public administrations", edition 2023. These principles emphasize the key elements of the operation of the supreme audit institutions and the performance of the parliamentary control function. Thus, one of the key principles provides that "The independence of the Supreme Audit Institution, as well as of its leader and members, in all its forms, is established in the Constitution, legally protected and respected in practice."
Mrs. Cunetchi showed her openness to a collaboration with all the institutions concerned in the process of implementing the recommendations and offering support to the Court of Accounts and its initiatives.
At the same time, at the initiative of the PFCC’s Chairperson, it was agreed on the quarterly organization of hearings on the implementation of the recommendations of the Court of Accounts submitted in its audit reports, with the participation of the audited entities.