November 27, 2014
Wednesday 25 November 2014 a debate organized by the Romanian Centre for Studies and Strategies regarding the “reunification of the two Romanian states in the context of the presidential elections in Romania and parliamentary ones in the Republic of Moldova” was held in the Parliament of Romania. Opinion leaders, politicians and analysts from both states participated at the event.
The German analyst Anneli Ute Gabany expressed its optimism regarding the capacity of the newly-elected president of Romania, Klaus Johannis, to enhance the dialog and improve Germany’s perception on the reunification of the two Romanian states.
The general Constantin Degeratu expressed his concern regarding the West lack of reaction to the military aggressions of Russia and his conviction that Moscow would not stop until we gave them a Roland for their Oliver. In addition, he underlined some deficiencies of the alliance such as the weaknesses of Hungary in relation to Russia. Degeratu also stated it might be possible to assist to some provocations after the parliamentary elections in the Republic of Moldova.
His point of view was also backed by the sociologist Dan Nicu who asserted that the pro-Russian forces in the Republic of Moldova had already proved their incapacity call for people to gather on the streets in the last 25 years. Moreover, from his point of view any violent manifestation that would follow after the elections could only be labeled as artificial and would made with people outside the republic. He also mentioned that tens of Russians citizens had been retained in the last months being considered a threat to the security of the Republic of Moldova as they were thought to attempt to destabilize the country on the Ukrainian model.
George Simion, the leader of the unionist platform Actiunea 2012 asserted that nobody believed in the Europeanism of the governing alliance in the Republic of Moldova. Through their actions they proved their lack of consistency after they had declared one thing in Bruxelles, other thing in Moscow and behaved completely different in Chisinau. George Simion highlighted that some strategic shares (Banca de Economii, International Airport in Chisinau) were sold to some Russian companies. In addition, the authorities of the republic refused to buy cheaper gas from Romania because the distribution network belongs to an external subsidiary of Gazprom.
Nevertheless, the analyst Lulea Marius believes that the elections in Chisinau are externally oriented, and voting for the ruling alliance represents the lesser evil that can maintain the Republic of Moldova on its European pro-Romanian path.
Dinu Plangau the leader of the organization Tinerii Moldovei, actively involved in the census campaign, stated that there will be great surprises at the display of results because in localities where only 2% would declare themselves Romanians in the past, now more than 60% have registered as such. This aspect should determine a change in the foreign policy of Romania and of Republic of Moldova.
The video recording of debate can be watched here: