President Basescu received yesterday his Estonian counterpart. “We could have more tourism, but generally we are OK,” said the president of Estonia adding that the discussions with the Romanian president were focused on the bilateral relations between the two countries.
After having a tete-a-tete discussion with the president of Estonia, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, president Traian Basescu said that it is essential that the Moldovan citizens to be able to freely circulate in the EU and that it is unacceptable that the Russians can get a visa easier than the Moldovans or the Ukrainians.
Basescu stated that he informed the president of Estonia about Romania’s objectives related to the Republic of Moldova, which target the interconnection of the electricity network and the interconnection of the gas system, in order to offer this country “the possibility to get supply from various sources, be it electricity or gas.”
The president also said that, regarding the Republic of Moldova, important are the two agreements which will be sealed in Vilnius, the EU Association Agreement and the Free Trade Agreement. “I thanked for the consistent support of Estonia for attracting the countries within the Eastern Partnership towards the European Union,” the Romanian president said, adding that a conclusion reached was that “a future integration of Ukraine would be one of the great victories of EU, but Moldova’s integration would be one of the great victories of Romania and of the countries in the region including the Baltic states.”
In his turn, the president of Estonia showed that in the Republic of Moldova “it is clearly a difficult situation,” the Moldovans being “pressed very hard with all sorts of boycotts and threats coming from Mr Rogozin.”
“Of course, it is not part of a civilized, European speech of our time,” added the President of Estonia, pointing out that Romania and Estonia are two of the best allies of the Republic of Moldova.
The Estonian president also said that Romania is the expert regarding the Republic of Moldova and showed that Estonia has invested heavily in this country, not only economically, but also politically, in the IT network or in the eGovernment.
Last but not least, the president of Estonia reaffirmed the support of his country for Romania’s accession to the Schengen area. He also said that the discussions with president Basescu were focused on the bilateral relations between the two countries. “Of course, we could have more tourism, but generally we are OK,” said Toomas Hendrik Ilves. “Estonia is firmly and clearly committed to Romania’s accession to the Schengen area. It is something we said everywhere we went and we will continue to say it wherever we go,” said the president of Estonia.
He also said that Romania and Estonia have common views on the role of these countries in the European Union and on the need to eliminate the existing barriers, not only in terms of Schengen, but also the difference in terms of treatment.
“We have common interests in the Eastern Partnership, and this was part of the discussion we had today,” concluded the President of Estonia, adding that, from this point of view, Ukraine is facing a “historic choice”, namely “if it will take the Europe way or the despotism one.”
Dmitry Rogozhin claims that Traian Basescu plans R. Moldova’s annexation by Romania
Russian deputy PM Dmitry Rogozhin commented Wednesday on his Twitter account the meeting between Traian Basescu and the speaker of the Moldovan Parliament, Igor Corman, claiming that the Romanian president plans the integration of the Republic of Moldova with the European Union, then its annexation by Romania, Mediafax reports.
“This Trojan horse (Traian Basescu) prepared for the Republic of Moldova two phases: initially <
Furthermore, the Romanian Chamber of Deputies adopted Monday a statement on the support granted to R. Moldova in its EU accession efforts.
Yesterday president Traian Basescu said that Romania has never voiced intention to annex any country, pointing out ironically that first thing Dmitry Rogozin does when he wakes up is making a press statement on Romania and drinking his tea.