Republic of Moldova’s partnership with European Union, signed in Vilnius, reopens, especially in Bucharest, the debate on possible unification with Romania. The former Romanian province, part of USSR during the Cold War, is now an independent republic and one of the poorest countries in Europe.
Moldova’s leaders have signed the EU association agreement during Vilnius eastern partnership summit, a move that is welcomed by Moldova’s pro-Western politicians and Romanian authorities, but rejected by the Moscow and their supporters, mainly the Communist Party, in the small country located right at the EU border.
“Reunification with Moldova is the next big project of Romania”, Romanian President Traian Basescu stated several days ago.
“Basescu has to stop making this kind of statements, because he is creating a big problem in the region”, a communist politician in Republic of Moldova, Artur Resetnicov commented.