Director of the Resource Centre for Human Rights, Sergiu Ostaf, is the new member of the Integrity Council under the National Authority for Integrity (ANI). The Parliament voted today, December 22, on his membership.

Sergiu Ostaf was the only candidate, who participated in the contest, organized by the Legal Commission of appointments and immunities of the Parliament, since his rival, Mircea Tanasov, did not come to the interview. The press have written that Tanasov is a supporter of the Democratic Party, representing the party in the local council of the village of Palanca. The information has been confirmed in today’s session of the parliament.

"Mr. Tanasov was the first candidate on the list of the Democratic Party in the local elections and is now a local councilor of this party. He is a party member. Therefore, I consider that accepting Mr. Mircea Tanasov to the contest was contrary to the law. Moreover, this contest was faked. Specifically, there was no contest at all," Tudor Deliu, LDP deputy said.

Additionally, the new Council member mentioned that he had been involved in the drafting and adoption of the law on the National Authority for Integrity, respectively, he knew it better. He said he regretted that there were no other candidates "to eventually fight and compete for this position."

According to Ostaf, there are sufficient reasons to believe that a great number of people in the Moldovan public sector do not meet the requirements of a public servant and he hopes to fight this phenomenon, alongside the representatives of the civil society in the National Authority for Integrity.

The selection of Integrity Council members is due to the entry into force of the Law on the National Authority for Integrity.  The body will be created through the reorganization of the National Integrity Commission, being its successor in title.

So far, the following persons have been appointed to the Integrity Council: President of the Superior Council of Magistracy, Victor Micu, head of the Supreme Council of Prosecutors, Mircea Rosioru and Viorel Furdui, representative of the Congress of Local Authorities. Additionally, two more representatives of the civil society have to be chosen in a competition, organized by the Ministry of Justice, and a representative of the Government.

Integrity Council members will elect the president and vice-president of the National Authority for Integrity. Their mandates will be valid for five years without a possibility of appointment for another consecutive term.

Below you can see Ostaf’s CV:

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