OREANDA-NEWS. October 01, 2015. The adjustment of national legislation on electronic communications with the  EU directives was the discussion topic of a workshop organized at the Ministry of Information Technology and Communications.

Attending the event, Dumitru Parfentiev, the Deputy Minister of ITC, mentioned that “the electronic communications development is the modern states obligation and today’s civilization necessity. I welcome this workshop organization, which is an important step in adjustment of legal framework to international standards. The Ministry of Information Technology and Communications has already submitted for public consultation a new draft law on electronic communications which provides harmonization of the national legislation with the EU profile directives. In this context, today's meeting represents a good opportunity to have a platform for interaction and discussions with stakeholders in the process of amending the legal framework”.

During the workshop the compatibility report of the national legislation in the electronic communications field to the Community acquis was presented, which is an obligation assumed by signing the Association Agreement between the Republic of Moldova and the European Union. Meanwhile, Ioannis Iglezakis, the Doctor of Law, specialist in regulating the ICT, presented a series of recommendations for legislative modifications to be made, also aiming at the new draft law on electronic communications.

In the same vein, discussions were focused on the difficulties encountered in the process of transition to digital terrestrial television, radio frequency spectrum management, skills of the National Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communications and Information Technology (ANRCETI) and the EU Member States experience in the transposal of the international standards to the local level.

The workshop on electronic communications is a part of events organized within the EU project “Support to the implementation of the DCFTA process in the Republic of Moldova” in a partnership with the Ministry of Economy, responsible for coordinating and monitoring the creation of the DCFTA. The event was attended by the representatives of the Ministry of Information Technology and Communications, Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Justice, ANRCETI, ISS and other interested authorities.