PAS MPs have registered a bill to implement a Constitutional Court decision of December 2013, according to which the phrase “Moldovan language” in the Constitution has been replaced by “Romanian language”.
“The purpose of this legislative initiative is to bring the existing regulatory framework in line with the interpretations and considerations of the Constitutional Court regarding the state language of the Republic of Moldova. This legislative initiative is not an ordinary initiative to amend the Constitution, but a technical one that stems from the obligation to execute and/or implement the acts of the Constitutional Court,” the document states, realitatea.md reports.
The draft law was registered in the Parliament on 24 February and is authored by PAS deputies, including Igor Grosu, Veronica Roşca, Mihail Popsoi, Radu Marian, Dan Perciun and others.
The same document states that the Legal Information Resources Agency will ensure in the information system “State Register of Legal Acts” that amendments regarding the state language – Romanian – to all Moldovan legislation, including the Moldovan Constitution.
On 5 December 2013, the Constitutional Court ruled that the official language of the Republic of Moldova is Romanian, as stated in the Declaration of Independence, which takes precedence over the Constitution.