Over 100 individuals from public authorities, academia, business, and civil society organizations, as well as experts in legal and economic practices gathered on Friday, December 8, for the third edition of the scientific-practical conference titled “Adapting Public Services to Business Environment Expectations and Current Technological Challenges.”
The discussions during the conference focused on the implementation of European legislation in the field of company law in the Republic of Moldova, in the context of national efforts to prepare for Moldova’s accession to the European Union.
Moldova has embarked on a courageous path of European integration, which involves facing various conditions. In this context, the major focus of the Public Services Agency in the immediate future is the digitization of public services.
“Among the activities outlined with a major impact in the immediate future, I would mention the creation of new information registers and legal entities, which we aim to have functional by the summer of 2024. In this regard, in just one year, over 8 million pages from the archives of legal entities have been scanned, and we plan to scan another 8 million pages.
These registers will include all legal entities, not just commercial companies, but also agricultural households, condominiums, trade unions, and employer organizations. Thus, we have registered over 800 peasant households for the first time, about 1300 condominiums, and we have registered over 8000 trade unions and employer organizations absolutely free of charge,” explained Mircea Eșanu, director of the Public Services Agency.
Mihai Lupașcu, State Secretary of the Ministry of Economic Development and Digitalization, stated at the beginning of the conference that digital transformation is an inevitable evolution toward an equitable and inclusive society, where access to digital public services becomes a fundamental right, and our commitment is to make this digital future a reality.
Brian Wittnebel, Deputy Director, USAID Moldova Mission, proposed creating a platform where academia, public authorities, and the private sector can exchange ideas regarding the technological challenges faced by the private sector to identify optimal solutions that contribute to the development of a strong, resilient economy favorable for business in the Republic of Moldova.
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Other aspects related to the implementation of business law in Moldova were also discussed during the event, such as the role of the state registration body in implementing the legal framework in the area of anti-money laundering, terrorism financing, and nuclear proliferation prevention, as well as the Public Services Agency’s responsibilities in implementing the percentage designation mechanism and granting the status of public utility, etc.
The Public Services Agency and the Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova with the support of the USAID Institutional and Structural Reform Program in Moldova organized the event.