Bessarabia

Rising Demand for Romanian Citizenship May Irritate Ukraine

Requests for Romanian citizenship in Ukraine's Odessa region have doubled since the start of 2017, which analysts say might cause further tension with Bucharest - already angered by the adoption of language laws promoting Ukrainian in 2017.

Bucharest scrapped its consular fees for passports in 2017, which had amounted to around 300 US dollars.

Raid on Romanian Centre in Ukraine Worries Bucharest

The Romanian foreign ministry expressed concern on Tuesday about the rights of the Romanian community in Ukraine after a raid by the Ukrainian security service the previous day on a Romanian cultural centre in Chernivtsi, Northern Bukovina.

The raid has sparked new tensions between Kiev and Bucharest over Romanian minority rights in the former Soviet state.

Minister Intotero in Chisinau says MRP's main objective is promoting and extending use of Romanian language

Minister for Romanians Abroad Natalia-Elena Intotero, who is paying a working visit to the Republic of Moldova, had a series of meetings on Thursday with representatives of the administration, denominations in Chisinau, as well as with members of the local authorities, during which she reconfirmed the support of Romania's Government for the Romanians over the Pruth River, a release sent

CultMin Ivascu -100 years since union of Basarabia with Romania: Dreams can become reality

Culture and National Identity Minister George Ivascu delivered on Tuesday, one century since the union of Basarabia with Romania, a message of hope for a common European future to all Romanians, on both sides of the Pruth River, underscoring that dreams can become reality.

Iohannis: Our convergence course is currently named European path of Republic of Moldova

Our convergence course is currently named the European path of the Republic of Moldova, on Tuesday said President Klaus Iohannis in a message sent to Parliament's solemn session on the anniversary of a century since Bessarabia united with Romania.

In Pictures: Moldovans Rally in Support of Reunion With Romania

Over 10,000 Moldovans attended the so-called "Great Centennial Assembly"in Chisinau on Sunday, marking 100 years since the union of what was then called Bessarabia with the then kingdom of Romania.

The unification document was signed on March 27, 1918, following the collapse of the Tsarist Empire. The Soviet Union seized Moldova back in World War II.

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