Our elected parliament may not go on summer vacation. At least that’s what the interim president of the Action and Solidarity Party, Igor Grosu, announced in a TV show. Grosu motivated that his party has a too busy post-election agenda and that, by the end of the summer, it has to honor certain objectives. “We will have to work in August as well. At least we will dedicate a part of August to the special sessions. Until the autumn, we must honor some of our commitments,” said Grosu.
Where should the change of the new Parliament begin?
Ion Untilă, Orhei District
A fish rots from the head down, and from there all should start. To have laws is very important, but for the situation in Moldova to change, the laws must be respected. Those who have been abroad, and there are many Moldovans abroad, have seen what life is like in a civilized world. Personally, I expect children to return home from abroad, to have jobs, and to be well paid for their work. I’m retired and I know what does it mean to be paid less than you deserve. But I don’t let my hands down. I work in agriculture and the earth is our savior.
Ina Erhan, Bălți
I am far from politics and I cannot say exactly where and with what our Parliament should start its work. It is certain that I want it to be different than it was. The new government should think about the problems of the people and the country. Otherwise, we run out of the population. Personally, I don’t want to leave the country, but it’s not easy to survive here. For me, the change would be to settle things well, for people not to leave the country… It may seem paradoxical, but it is true – in a depopulated, aged Moldova, there are fewer and fewer people who want to work in the villages.
Adela Dorogan, Chișinău
Wherever you look, you find problems. Problems with salaries, pensions, problems in education, health, justice, economy… It will not be easy for reform and change in a state where the budget is down, theft became legal, the state is not for everyone, the poverty is rising, life expectancy is declining… I don’t have high expectations for the next period. Of course, I expect important changes in the judiciary, because that matters a lot. All those who stole should be identified and punished. As a mother, I expect important changes in education. My opinion is that curricula should be revised so that children have time for other activities, not just for studies. I don’t know any official that would withstand a work schedule like in school.
Angela Sobol, Florești
We have many problems and all of them are big. I don’t even know where it is right to start and how to continue. I think, however, that the Parliament should start from the fight against the thief. We should act, not talk… I am from a group of local producers and we would be very grateful if we were given a place on the market shelf. The 50 + 1 Law was previously voted, but it must be for all producers, not selective. The legislation should be reviewed. The list of products recently published in the Official Gazette should also be revised… And agricultural subsidies should be revised. And the Agency for Intervention and Payments în Agriculture should be an institution that treats all producers correctly and they should not support only the big producers. Even if we are small producers, we all work, offer jobs, and try to resist at home and not leave Moldova. If domestic producers were supported, more problems in society would be solved. I also mean insurance with jobs and salaries … We are waiting for the formation of the government and with that, the beginning of the changes.
Gheorghe Popovici, Cricova
Change should start with the worst: corruption. Prosecutors and judges must be put to work. Those who stole should no longer be left to rule the country. At least, that’s what we were promised and that’s why we voted and we want to see changes … The new Parliament must also think about the lives of pensioners who, it seems, were forgotten. Life has become difficult, especially in villages, where the elderly can no longer work, and the young think about leaving the country.