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Moldova/ 5.1 General legislation  

5.1.2 Division of jurisdiction

Apart from 2 municipalities, Chisinau and Balti, and the Territorial-Administrative Unit, Gagauz Yeri, which can set their own budgets and policies, local administrations apply to the Ministry of Culture for funding. In some circumstances, they can apply directly to the Parliament or President for projects presenting at least some interest at the national level. The Collegiate Board of the Ministry of Culture has the power to decide whether to approve the partial funding of such activities. Other local cultural activities such as restoration of the cultural institutions or travel expenses for participation at various national and international festivals are funded from local budgets.

The main laws regulating the cultural competence divided between central and local / municipal levels of government clarified above are:

  • the Law on Local Public Administration no. 186 - XIV of November 6, 1998, modified on June 20, 2002;
  • the series of Laws and Decisions on the Legal Status of the Autonomous Territorial Unit Gagauz Yeri; and
  • the Law on the status of municipality Chisinau no. 431 - XIV of April 19, 1995.

Chapter published: 11-03-2015

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