Border Guard Day in the Republic of Moldova (10/06)

On June 10, border guards of the Republic of Moldova celebrate their professional holiday. The day of the border troops was established in the Republic on the basis of the Decree of the President № 162 of May 27, 1995.

And a year earlier, on May 17, 1994, the Parliament of Moldova adopted the « Law on the State Border of the Republic of Moldova », which entered into force on November 3, 1994. According to the Law: the border service represents the interests of the state on the State Border and is responsible for the implementation of international treaties ( agreements ) and legislation on the State Border.

The formation of the border troops of Moldova began in 1992. The basis was the Decree of the Government of the Republic of Moldova № 400 adopted on June 15, 1992, in accordance with which the border troops of the Republic of Moldova were created. Since then, the number of troops has been established by the Government of the Republic.

On July 1, 2012, the Moldovan border service, according to the Border Police Act adopted by the country's parliament on December 29, 2011, was transformed into the Border Police and transferred to the subordination of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic, which became part of the reform of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the country, the main purpose of which is to reform the legislation of the Republic in accordance with European requirements.

In addition, the Government of Moldova approved other provisions regarding the functioning of the border police department. So, the obligations stipulated by the new structure include the fight against cross-border crime, investigation of offenses, legal examination of travel documents, criminal prosecution, operational investigative activities, etc.

Border Police — the central sectoral body of public administration, ensuring the implementation of the state border policy, protecting the interests of the Republic of Moldova on the State Border, organizing a service to protect the border and the legality of its crossing at established checkpoints.

Veterans of the border service of Moldova are participants in the International Union of Public Associations of Veterans ( Pensioners ) of the border service, in which they are actively working to educate patriotism, love for the motherland of the younger generation, strengthening and expanding ties between border guards and representatives of local administrations.