At the beginning of the public meeting, Dorina Curnic announced that, in her opinion, the situation within the Council worsened, and that one of the reasons would be the ‘poor management’ of the BC Chair.
By resigning, she also expressed her disagreement with the previous decision of the BC regarding the resignation in corpore of Teleradio-Moldova Supervisory Board members.
Curnic also added that she was concerned that more TV channels would be closed in the future. ‘I am concerned that more TV channels will be closed. Hence, as I said during the previous meeting, you, Mr. Vicol, need to resign’, Dorina Curnic said.
On ‘ethical grounds’, Dragos Vicol refused to comment on Dorina Curnic’s statements.
At the beginning of August, Dorina Curnic and another member of the Council, Veronica Cojocaru, asked the Chair Dragos Vicol to resign, accusing him of organising several meetings in a row so that he could dismiss Curnic for her failure to attend a number of meetings. Vicol negated the allegations.
According to the law, in case of a vacancy, BC Chair shall submit a notification to the specialised Parliamentary Committee within 5 working days from the date the position became vacant.
Note that on 19 July, the Prime Minister Maia Sandu came to the Council’s meeting to request all of its members to resign.