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Protesters of Moldova’s unification with Romania hold rally in Chisinau

December 01, 2015, 20:01 UTC+3 CHISINAU
The rally took place near the Romanian Embassy on the day when Romania celebrates the Unity Day in order to demonstrate the unwillingness of the Moldovans majority to unite with neighboring Romania
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CHISINAU, December 1. /TASS/. Some 100 people took part in a rally supporting the Moldova’s sovereignty in the Republic’s capital Chisinau, the organizers said on Tuesday.

The rally took place near the Romanian Embassy on the day when Romania celebrates the Unity Day in order to demonstrate the unwillingness of the Moldovans majority to unite with neighboring Romania.

"We made contact in social networks and created the 'I want to live in Moldova' initiative group, uniting people with similar points of view," activist Tatiana Gogu said. "They consider Moldova is sovereign country that does not need unification with Romania."

According to her, some politicians suppose Moldova is unable to overcome current crisis without the help of Romania, which recently entered the European Union.

According to numerous public opinion polls, not more than 10-15% of Moldovans support the idea of their country’s unification with Romania whereas this project enjoys support from about 68% of Romanians. Romanian politicians often use this idea in their speeches. Thus, Romania’s ex-President Traian Basescu, who left his office last December, has recently become the leader of the People’s Movement Party which sees its program goal in unification with Moldova. Basescu said at his party’s congress that the only possibility for Moldova to become a member of the European Union was to unify with Romania. He called on the two countries’ parliaments to support this idea and hold referendums on that issue.

Moldova’s authorities however prefer to ignore such statements. Meanwhile, Moldova’s opposition Party of Socialists demands that all organizations advocating the change of the state system be outlawed. The party has recently initiated a relevant bill.

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