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MAE: Speed in Moldovan Parliament’s passing sweeping changes seriously affects the rule of law. USR PLUS MEPs to put situation in Republic of Moldova on agenda of EU institutions

Romania is condemning the “non-transparent and contrary to democratic practices” way in which the Party of Socialists of Republic of Moldova (PSRM) and the For Moldova Platform, which includes the Sor Party, acted on December 3 in the Moldovan Parliament, blatantly ignoring the massive vote expressed by the citizens of Moldova in the November 15 presidential election.

“Romania considers that the speed in the Moldovan Parliament’s passing sweeping changes with a major impact on the functioning of state institutions, without decision-making transparency and public consultation, without observing the parliamentary procedures in force, seriously affects the rule of law, the functioning of the democratic system in the Republic of Moldova,” Romania’s Foreign Ministry (MAE) said Friday in a press statement.

According to MAE, “the way in which these political forces acted is all the more serious as, clearly, the direct aim was to limit the powers of the presidential office, which the candidate endorsed by PSRM lost categorically and democratically in the presidential election. ”

MAE added that Romania is watching with “special attention” and “concern” the ongoing events in Moldova and reiterates its support for the efforts of the President-elect to restore legality in the governing process in line with the agenda validated by the November 15 vote by the citizens of Moldova.

“At the same time, Romania is urging all political parties to act responsibly and to prioritise stability and Moldova’s democratic path in a European spirit,” according to MAE.

 

USR PLUS announces its MEPs to put situation in Republic of Moldova on agenda of EU institutions

 

Save Romania Union – Party of Liberty, Unity and Solidarity Alliance (USR PLUS) announces that the president of the Renew Europe Group in the European Parliament, Dacian Ciolos, the rapporteur for the Republic of Moldova, Dragos Tudorache, as well as the other MEPs of the alliance will put the situation in the Republic of Moldova on the agenda of the European institutions.

“The USR PLUS alliance considers that the desperate attempt of the Moldovan socialists to preserve control over the Republic of Moldova has no chance of success, the will of the Moldovan citizens expressed by vote will be respected and defended. (…) We will make sure that the European Parliament will have a quick and solid reaction to this attempt to put a new obstacle in the way of the European Republic of Moldova, both Dacian Ciolos, President of the Renew Europe Group, Dragos Tudorache – European Parliament Rapporteur for the Republic of Moldova, and other USR PLUS MEPs will put this issue on the agenda of the European institutions,” reads a press release posted on the USR website.

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