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February 3, 2023

Romanian – official language of R. Moldova, Chisinau CC rules

President Traian Basescu applauds the decision’s profound implications.
The official language of the Republic of Moldova is “the Romanian language, not the Moldovan, based on Latin letters,” the Constitutional Court of Chisinau has ruled yesterday, thus instating as a constitutional norm the country’s Declaration of Independence adopted in August 1991, Mediafax reports. The case was analysed following requests filed in March and September 2013 by several lawmakers, who demanded the instating as constitutional norm of the Declaration of Independence of R. of Moldova, thus confirming that the official language of R. of Moldova is the Romanian, not the Moldovan.
The Presidency of Moldova argued that the scientific name of the state language of the country is a fact, emphasising that “the Romanian nation is organised as two Romanian states – Romania and Moldova.” “Starting from the aforementioned arguments, the Constitutional Court decided that, in the sense of the Preamble to the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence of the Republic of Moldova makes common body with the Constitution, being the primary and immovable constitutional text of the constitutionality block. The Court also ruled that, in the case of divergencies between the text of the Declaration of Independence and the text of the Constitution, the primary constitutional text of the Declaration of Independence prevails,” reads the motivation posted on the site of the Constitutional Court.
Romanian President Traian Basescu hailed yesterday evening the decision of the Chisinau Constitutional Court, stressing his gratitude to MP Ana Gutu and the leader of the Liberal Party Mihai Ghimpu, for their initiative to put forward the issue of the national language. “Through this decision an act of justice is made in regard to the declaration of independence of the Republic of Moldova, an act of justice for the Moldovans, for those who feel they are Romanians,” the president said.
Traian Basescu said the ruling has multiple implications that are to be enacted immediately, and all states are to take notice, including the European Union. “This brings to an end the cultural and linguistic mystifications in the Republic of Moldova. I hope all states will take notice of the Constitutional Court decision,” the head of state stressed.
He also said this is one of his greatest joys during the latest years.
According to President Basescu Republic of Moldova will take advantage of the EU documents translated into Romanian and of the experience Bucharest had in relationship with the EU.

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