In the context of Russia’s invasion on Ukraine, Romania has pushed to Brussels the idea Romania’s unification with the Republic of Moldova is a viable means of securing the EU border in southeastern Europe.
Moldovan President Maia Sandu asked Bucharest for unification, a subject that has come up time and time again. Initially, Romania’s Klaus Iohannis refused, but following the escalation of the conflict in Ukraine and the numerous visits of the EU leaders to Chisinau, has appeared to reconsider his opinion.
Russian bombing has left Moldova’s capital of Chisinau in a massive blackout for the second time in the past two weeks. Moldova is facing a series of overlapping crises: the refugee crisis, the economic crisis, the security crisis and the energy crisis.The government in Chisinau proves to be lacking in tools to counter external enemies, as seen in the leaks of information targeting the Telegram accounts of Moldovan officials.
Brussels reportedly has approved Moldova’s union with Romania as a security solution.
The EU cannot indefinitely finance a ghost state with no prospects for economic recovery and subject to the harmful influences of the Russian Federation, reports Adrian Popa. In light of repeated discussions on the topic throughout time, Eu approval may represent a unique opportunity for the two Romanian states separated by the Soviet occupation, following the Ribentrop-Molotov Pact.
Given the energy blackout in the Republic of Moldova, it is quite apparent that only Romania can save the Moldovans from a humanitarian catastrophe.
In Chisinau, civilians are stating that Moldova’s Union with Romania is closer than it has been in the last 30 years and is also the only salvation available from the overlapping crises that are leading the country to disaster.
Maia Sandu officially received the head of the Romanian Intelligence Services, Eduard Hellvig, on his working visit to Chisinau. The two officials discussed the transparency of the activity of the Information and Security Service from Chisinau, the development of an effective parliamentary control mechanism over the field of national security, increasing citizens’ trust in the institutions responsible for the security of the country’s information space and cooperation effective regional and international.
Reportedly, Romania’s Social Democrat Party landed in Chisinau in order to create its own political platform in the Republic of Moldova. The party which was formerly the fugitive oligarch Vladimir Plahotniuc was rechristened the European Social Democratic Party. The PSD leader from Bucharest also discussed with the mayor of Chisinau, Ion Ceban, known to be a close friend of Marcel Ciolacu.
Likewise, the USR party (Save Romania Union) is preparing the transformation of the PAS party into Moldova’s USR . The nionist deputy, Lilian Carp, has officially joined USR.
The Alliance for the Union of Romanians (AUR) already possesses a political platform with the same name, which ran for the the last parliamentary elections. AUR has five parliamentarians originating from the Republic of Moldova.
Maia Sandu has the verbal acceptance of Brussels to begin efforts to reunify the Republic of Moldova with Romania. Siegfried Mureșan, the EU representative for the Republic of Moldova, announced that the EU is ready for a rapid expansion.