Renita on 95th anniversary of Bessarabia’s Union to Romania: Occasion to pay homage to forerunners
The possibility of Romania getting united again to Bessarabia was examined during the debate titled ‘March 27, 1918: Union of Bessarabia to Romania, Model for the European Integration of the Republic of Moldova,’ which was organized at the Parliament Palace by the Actiunea 2012 Civic Platform, in partnership with the Centre for Culture, History and Education, the National Foundation for the Romanians Everywhere and the World Romanian Council.
The above-mentioned event, which was meant to mark the 95th anniversary of Bessarabia getting united to Romania, brought together several parliamentarians from Romania and from the Republic of Moldova, representatives of the diplomatic corps and the civil society.
„It is occasion to pay homage to our forerunners and to get informed of our future. And in context I am sure that the examples taken from history are the most important ones for us to draw the necessary conclusions and to choose the option that will bring us back home to Europe,’ said Ambassador of the Republic of Moldova to Romania Iurie Renita.
Senator Viorel Badea, of the Democratic Liberal Party (PDL), thinks that the Bessarabian question is related to a larger extent to Romania’s domestic policy than to its foreign one and voiced hope that shortly they should be able to speak of the same Romania on both banks of the Prut.
Vitalia Pavlicenco, joint chairperson of the Union Council and chairperson of the National Liberal Party of the Republic of Moldova, is the supporter of a reunification in keeping with the German model, a variant also backed by Romanian Deputy Remus Cernea.
‘The reunification must not be carried out against somebody; it should not endanger other countries or other minorities. We have very much to learn from Germany when it comes to legislative matters, but also when it comes to the unification. The German model should be taken,’ said Remus Cernea, a member of the group of the Social Democratic Party.
PNL Deputy Radu Zlati says that the German model cannot be applied to Bessarabia and Romania for economic reasons.
‘Federal Germany made huge investments after the unification, Romania trembles with fear for its economic future. I doubt that there might be enthusiasm in the world of European diplomacy if Romania’s population grew by three million people,’ said Radu Zlati.
The chairman of the commission on the communities of Romanians outside Romania, PDL Deputy Eugen Tomac, says that in Bessarabia the ‘flight from identity is a serious problem.’
He mentioned the fact that the public TV station of Chisinau could not be received in Romania by cable.
‘It seems unnatural to me not to have access to information from the Republic of Moldova in Romanian on the national TV station in Chisinau. And TVR has no correspondent in Chisinau,’ said Tomac.