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Security and Intelligence Service, Moldova

Serviciul de Informaţii şi Securitate - SIS

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Security and Intelligence Service

The Security and Intelligence Service (Serviciul de Informaţii şi Securitate - SIS) was established by Law No. 676 adopted on 16 November 1999, succeeding the Ministry of National Security, which had been created by Presidential Decree No. 196 signed on 9 September 1991, which also abolished the former State Security Committee of the Republic of Moldova.
The tasks and responsibilities of the SIS were established by Law No. 753 adopted on 23 December 1993.
SIS website

Ivan Sache, 29 May 2021

Security and Intelligence Service flag

The flag and arms of the SIS are prescribed by Presidential Decree No. 923 issued on 20 December 2013 and published on 27 December 2013 in the official gazette No. 304-310, Article 844.

The flag is composed of a rectangular cloth (2:3), blue, charged in the center with the emblem of the SIS (an eight-rayed yellow star with two elongated vertical rays, charged in the center with the lesser coat of arms of the Republic of Moldova: horizontally divided red-blue charged with an auroch's head, surrounded between the horns by an eight-pointed star, dexter by a rose and sinister by a contourned crescent, all in yellow).

Blue, of the same shade as on the state flag of the Republic of Moldova, is the traditional color of the SIS, It conveys attachment to tradition and principle of continuity in defending the interests of the state and citizens, human openness and remains a key to useful activity in accordance with the principles of civil society. In heraldry, blue is a symbol of fidelity and perseverance; it is associated with the color of the sky, with the idea of peace and of belonging to the European civilization.
The eight-rayed star is of specific shape. The two elongated rays represent intelligence and counter-intelligence as the main directions of activity of the service. Gold represents the brilliance, excellence and high professionalism of the staff of the service.
The lesser coat of arms of Moldova means the belonging of the service to the system of public authorities of national level.
Decree No. 923, 27 September 2013

The Decree was amended by Presidential Decree No. 1,608 issued on 16 June 2020 and published on 19 June 2020 in the official gazette No. 149-151, Article 274.
The blue color is specified as Pantone 293 C, CMYK 97 81 0 0, and RGB 0 70 174.
Decree No. 1,808, 16 June 2020

The former symbols of the SIS were prescribed by Decision No. 453 issued by the Parliament on 30 July 2001; this Decree was abrogated by Decision No. 225 issued on 27 June 2013 and published on 11 October 2013 in the official gazette, No. 222-227, Article 661.
Decree No. 225, 27 June 2013


Ivan Sache, 29 May 2021


[Information and Security Service] image by Jens Pattke, 9 August 2015

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[Information and Security Service] image by Jens Pattke, 9 August 2015

[Information and Security Service] image by Jens Pattke, 9 August 2015

The pre-2013-old flag is at
Jens Pattke
, 9 August 2015