CHISINAU, January 10 — RIA Novosti. The speaker of the Moldovan Parliament Andrian CANDU, instead of the President Igor Dodon has approved a law that prohibits the broadcasting of news and analytical broadcasts from Russia, reported the press service of the Parliament.
The decision of the constitutional court
The right to sign the law on the fight against “foreign propaganda” Kanda gave the constitutional court due to the fact that he twice rejected it.
According to the Constitution, the President, despite the disagreement, is required to approve the document, if the Parliament adopts it twice. In this regard, the constitutional court has addressed Sergei Syrbu, a lawmaker with the Democratic party occupying the majority seats in Parliament. He stated that this situation requires acting President.
The court decided that the approval of the law on the amendment of the Code on television and radio can speaker of Parliament or Prime Minister.
A similar procedure has already been used earlier in October 2017, the COP allowed the candidate instead of the President to sign a decree appointing the Minister of defence Eugene Friday, January 2, 2018 were allowed to bypass the Dodon to appoint a foreign Minister and six members of the government.
The essence of the law
The law on the anti-propaganda broadcasting television and radio programs with informational, military or political content, which produced in countries that have not ratified the European Convention on transfrontier television (document did not pass this procedure in Russia). While relaying entertainment programmes or other transmissions are allowed.
According to Dodon, the law “is a blatant attack on the freedom of citizens of Moldova.” The President asked the constitutional court to examine provisions of the document.
Deputy foreign Minister Grigory Karasin, commenting on the bill, said that the Moldovan authorities organise the information blockade for their own people.
In Moldova, the President is opposed to the parliamentary majority and the government, insisting on a rapprochement with Russia. It blocks the initiatives of the Pro-European government, while his proposal did not find support among the deputies.