The Centennial project is to be launched in mid-March, on Tuesday said the Romanian Prime minister Viorica Dancila, in an interview with the TVR Moldova broadcaster, released by the public TVR 1, adding that it is important that Romania and the Republic of Moldova have as many joint projects to celebrate the 100 years since the Great Union of 1918.
“We will launch the Centennial project in mid-March, a Centennial project we’d like to be partaken by Romania’s Parliament and Romania’s President, too, a Centennial project to represent Romania and which should also carry vibes from the Republic of Moldova, too. I have talked about this matter with Mr. Prime minister (Pavel Filip) I have talked to Mrs. Education minister, therefore I find it important to have as many projects as we can. I have even proposed Mrs. Education minister an event regarding the Centenary in the European Parliament backed by the Romanian MEPs, so as to point out precisely this connection between Romania and the Republic of Moldova and at the same time to emphasise Romania’s support for the Republic of Moldova’s pro-European path. I believe it is very important to flag up this idea and sustain it from both sides. And I will return home [to Bucharest, ed. n.] with the certainty that the openness proved by both Romania’s Government and the Gov’t of the Rep. of Moldova can only be positive and can be materialised in as many joint projects as possible,” Viorica Dancila said when asked what joint projects Romania and the Republic of Moldova should have so that they celebrate the 100 years since the Great Union, in the Centennial Year 2018.
“Important is for Moldova to follow pro-EU path”
Prime minister Viorica Dancila on Tuesday said she is aware of the statements made by Moldova’s President Igor Dodon regarding Romania and that in her opinion, without giving advice, a country’s president must be a president of all its citizens, of those who have other aspirations, included, adding that to her it is important that the Republic of Moldova follow its “pro-European path”.
“I’m going to give my own example. When being vested Prime minister I said that in a country, as regards the joint projects, balance and good collaboration are extremely important. I have therefore asked and have openness in a very good collaboration with Romania’s Parliament while at the same time with the presidential institution. I believe that where a collaboration on important projects to the country exists, that matters the most for the citizens. One’s own opinions are not important, I believe, but what the institutions can do together, given the fate of so many citizens in a country depend on them. I am aware of the statements of Mr. President [Igor Dodon, ed. n.], but I believe that a president must be the president of all the citizens, of those who believe in something else, who have other aspirations, too. The President is everybody’s and this, I believe, must be the approach. I don’t want to give any advice, but I think there is no need of a radical approach neither for Romania, nor for the citizens who believe in Romania. After all, it is the citizens who judge whether they should go one way or another, and the only way to see their wish come true is the vote, the most democratic way citizens can express themselves,” Viorica Dancila told an interview with TVR Moldova broadcaster, aired by the public TVR 1.
Dancila stressed that to her it is important that the Republic of Moldova follow its “pro-European path”.
The Romanian Prime minister paid a working visit on Tuesday to Chisinau, where she had talks with her Moldovan counterpart Pavel Filip and the President of Moldova’s Parliament Andrian Candu.
Dancila and her counterpart Filip met representatives of the Siret-Prut-Nistru Euroregion and inaugurated the Association of Romanian Investors of the Republic of Moldova.