April 9, 2009
As protests are widespread in Moldova after the elections, where the pragmatic, pro-EU Communist Party [sic!] won a comfortable majority, the question lingers again about Moldova identity. Despite the efforts of the elite in Europe’s poorest, former Soviet state, many Romanians claim a part of the country to be their territory while the Eastern, breakaway, lawless area is occupied by the Russian Army.Citizens of Moldova speak a language or dialect hardly different from Romanian or Russian. Moldova is a very weak state which does not exercise sovereignty over her territory; lately, its EU/NATO member’s president lamented on dividing up the whole thing between Romania and Ukraine. For some citizens of Moldavia, they easiest shortcut to the EU would be indeed to join Romania.
Author : Dániel Antal