Moscow condemns EP resolution on Romanian-language schools in Transdnestr


The Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry has criticized the European Parliament’s resolution denouncing the Tiraspol regime’s pressure on Romanian-language schools, decrying the “arrogance” of those who support an initiative started by “Romanian MEPs.” “The resolution concerning the right to teach in Transdnestr, adopted by the European Parliament at the plenary session on February 6, has not gone unnoticed in Moscow. We are amazed that this resolution draft, formulated by Romanian MEPs, was voted by a little under 10 percent of MEPs,” the Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry stated according to the RIA Nvosti agency website. Moscow also urges the European Union “to adopt a more responsible approach in the future in matters relating to solving the situation in Transdnestr.” According to the resolution, the European Parliament asks Russia to implement the European Court of Human Rights’ decision on violating the right to education in Romanian-language schools under the authority of the Republic of Moldova that are located in Transdnestr.
FM Corlatean hails EP positive vote on visa liberalisation for Moldovan citizens
On the other hand, Foreign Minister Titus Corlatean on Wednesday hailed the outcome of a vote inside the LIBE Committee of the European Parliament in favour of liberalising the visa regime for Moldova’s citizens. ‘I am hailing today’s positive vote cast inside the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs of the European Parliament on a report that recommends the liberalisation of visas for Moldova’s nationals. This is an important step forward that is the outcome of support and direct contribution from the Romanian MEPs that gets us closer to achieving a desideratum that is much awaited by Moldovans, namely the freedom to travel inside Europe. I am looking confidently at the other procedure stages being followed at the level of the European Parliament and the European Council so that the actual lift of visas for Moldova’s citizens may happen as soon as possible, in the months to come,’ Corlatean said in a press statement.
A final vote at a plenary session of the European Parliament on the report recommending the liberalisation of visas for Moldovans is scheduled for February 25.

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