Romanian MPs Vote against Moldova Unification Bill

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The plenum of the Romanian Chamber of Deputies rejected the bills submitted by scandalous senator Diana Sosoaca on the unification of Romania with Moldova and the annexation of some territories from Ukraine. The members of the Foreign Policy Commission decided by a majority of votes to submit to the plenary session of the Chamber of Deputies a report on the rejection of the legislative proposal, referring to the fact that the Romanian government recognized Moldova’s independence on the day of its proclamation, namely on 27 August 1991, reports citing Euroactiv. “Besides, the adoption of a law stipulating, “the Romanian Parliament decides on the unification of Romania with the Republic of Moldova” is in flagrant contradiction with the obligations to respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Moldova, which are imposed on Romania by the peremptory norms enshrined in the UN Charter. Also, through the Helsinki Final Act (1975), Romania, together with other signatory states, undertook to respect the inviolability of borders in Europe and to refrain from any attacks on these borders,” the Commission’s report says. The MPs also said that, as a top priority of Romania’s foreign policy, Moldova’s European integration efforts are actively backed, in line with the bilateral strategic partnership. “This permanent objective of Romania’s foreign policy is all the more significant regarding the fact that Moldova obtained the status of a candidate state for accession to the European Union in the European Council on 23-24 June 2022, and Romania is the main supporter of the integration efforts undertaken by the Moldovan authorities,” the report says. In 2022, the Alliance of the Union of Romanians, a party of which Diana Sosoaca is no longer a member, called on the presidents of Romania and Moldova, as well as both parliaments, to start discussions and negotiations as soon as possible to pave the way for the reunification of the two states.