"EU standards cannot be implemented in Moldova if this country is not reunified with Romania" and "There are no two nations! There is one, the Romanian nation" are just two of the quotes and slogans used by Romanian politicians while campaigning in Moldova for this week's European Parliament elections.
President Igor Dodon said on Wednesday that MPs have two weeks to establish a governing majority and get parliament functioning again or he will call for early elections.
"If during this period [of two weeks], deputies do not find a consensus and create a parliamentary majority, then the president of Moldova will have to dissolve parliament," Dodon said.
The pro-Russian President of Moldova, Igor Dodon, and supporters of the Socialist Party on Thursday led a march to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Red Army victory over Nazi Germany and the end of World War II.
"It must be an equal celebration for everybody. Victory Day is a celebration of all citizens in Moldova," Dodon said.
National Bank of Moldova statistics on the first quarter of 2019, published on Tuesday, show that Israel has overtaken Russia as the leading source of financial remittances from Moldovans working abroad.
It is for the first time in the last two decades when Russia has not held the first place as the source of remittances from emigrant Moldovans.
More than two months since the parliamentary elections were held in Moldova on February 24, negotiations on forming a coalition government in the former Soviet republic remain ongoing.
So far, the three main political forces that entered the legislature, the Democrats, Socialists and ACUM, have not found find a consensus.