Central European Midday Report: "Electoral Developments in Bulgaria and Strategic Cooperation Between the UN and Moldova"

Central European Midday Report: "Electoral Developments in Bulgaria and Strategic Cooperation Between the UN and Moldova"

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Parties and Coalitions Register for Upcoming Elections in Bulgaria: The Central Electoral Commission (CEC) in Bulgaria is currently processing the registration of parties and coalitions for the upcoming elections for members of the European Parliament and the National Assembly, scheduled for June 9, 2024. Ten parties and eight coalitions have submitted documents for registration, all aiming to participate in both types of elections.

Deputy Chair of the CEC Rositsa Mateva announced that five parties and two coalitions have already been registered, with further registrations expected later in the day. Mateva emphasized that parties and coalitions must submit their documents before the deadline at 17:00 on the following day. If documents are not verified or complete, the registration may be invalidated.

UN and Moldova Discuss Strategic Cooperation for 2024: The Coordination Committee meeting between the United Nations and the Republic of Moldova, chaired by Prime Minister Dorin Recean and UN Resident Coordinator Simon Springett, focused on reviewing achievements and strategic cooperation opportunities for the coming year.

Prime Minister Recean thanked the UN Country Team (UNCT), consisting of 24 agencies, for their efforts in promoting human rights, gender equality, and strengthening local infrastructure. He also emphasized the importance of collaborating to achieve the goals of the National Development Strategy "Moldova European 2030" and the country's EU membership ambitions.

Springett assured the Prime Minister that the UN would remain a trusted partner of the Moldovan government, with a focus on supporting vulnerable groups, including women, children, people with disabilities, and refugees. The UNCT's involvement in launching social reforms in 2023 was highlighted as part of the joint effort to improve the quality of life for citizens.

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