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IntMin Carmen Dan: Integrated border management strategy 2018-2022, pending pre-approval

The national integrated border management strategy for 2018-2022 is pending pre-approval and includes concise measures meant for the safe management of our country’s borders, Minister of Internal Affairs Carmen Dan stated at the Palace of Parliament on Tuesday.

“In strategic terms, we have an integrated border management strategy for 2018-2022. This is ready, currently pending pre-approval and it includes a concise measures plan, which is precisely meant for the safe management of our country’s borders,” said Carmen Dan, who attended the Forum “Integrated Border Management. Combating Smuggling and Tax Evasion.”

She also added that, in operative terms, there is also another complex activity currently in the implementation stage, including such measures of supervision and intervention in the second alignment, namely “at ten kilometers from the border, inside the country.”

“In operative terms, there is another complex activity currently in the implementation stage. We are talking of measures of supervision and intervention in the second alignment, namely at ten kilometers from the border, inside the country, and I want to say that the benefits brought by these measures is obvious. In the first three months of this year, we managed to increase our catches in the area by 21 per cent,” underscored the Minister.

“Mr. Minister (i.e. – Orlando Teodorovici) was referring at the conference to another project that we carried out in partnership and we are going to continue to develop it, namely “Filter II.” We are placing these filters somewhere at 30 kilometers from the border checkpoints, where they do the checks and we are thus managing to fight including against this criminal phenomenon (…) and which is naturally of interest – tax evasion and that is a project with good results. Together we are carrying an assessment at all border checkpoints, in order to regulate their legal status. We need to know very clearly who manages the border checkpoint, who operates it, who are the partners who contribute to the entire checking and control process, so that our actions to be part of an integrated system,” mentioned the Minister of Interior.

With respect to the strategy of reducing the personnel deficit facing the MAI, she said that last year they managed to recover 6,000 employees from the total of those who left the system.

Moreover, the Minister reminded that she approved a memorandum by which she posted 2,500 leadership positions that need to be filled.

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