The National Business Agenda sent the authorities priorities for business as part of the Government's Action Plan for 2019-2020.
The letter sent to the government contains recommendations from the National Business Agenda that are business priorities. Among them are the promotion of reform in support of independent justice, the demonopolization of markets and the abolition of the informal economy, the development of a law to prevent and introduce functional electronic services. The National Business Agenda' press release notes that the proposals addressed to the government include 6 main priorities. They concern the protection of the rights of entrepreneurs, the development of electronic services for business, the transparency of public procurement, the provision of state control over entrepreneurial activities, the support of dialogue between government agencies and the business environment, as well as the transparency of state-owned enterprises. “The draft Government Action Plan does not include measures aimed at protecting the rights of entrepreneurs from abuses committed by or through the judiciary. In this regard, it is advisable to create the function of an ombudsman for business, introduce effective mechanisms for resolving economic disputes and litigation, as well as call to justice judges who allowed the illegal alienation of property of entrepreneurs, ”said Viorel Pirvan, the National Business Agenda' lawyer. In his opinion, the legislative process in parliament is not transparent, which does not allow for ensuring an effective public-private dialogue, the opinion of business is not taken into account. The National Business Agenda believes that normative acts are developed and adopted without consulting business or with formal consultations, without taking into account recommendations. The existing state control system is focused on punishing an economic agent, state purchases are made on the basis of interests, state enterprises are out of control and public supervision. Businessmen continue to face corruption, spend time and money on obtaining permits. Entrepreneurs demand the digitization of public services, such as functional “single windows”, where they can go and get all the services that are in the competence of the authorities. The National Business Agenda stands for informing business and conducting consultations through representative associations; for continuing the activities of the Economic Council in the current format, but with a constant setting of the agenda for business priorities. The National Business Agenda requires transparency of state-owned enterprises and public access to information about their organization and activities (on loans received, public procurement contracts, assets, salaries, etc.). The National Business Agenda also indicated that important actions related to state control were not included in the government action plan. These actions include, inter alia, applying the presumption of innocence between public institutions and private business, as well as the adoption of a law of prevention, according to which, in the first violation, the economic agent receives a preventive sanction, without applying other sanctions and with the implementation of the correctional plan. The National Business Agenda supports the deoligarchization of the economy and believes that the development of a competitive and attractive business environment is possible only when the rules and regulations are equal for everyone, and government agencies consult with business.// 12.08.2019 — InfoMarket.