President Klaus Iohannis on Friday, August 23, the Day of Remembrance for Victims of Fascism and Communism, released a message in which he underscores that this day compels us to reiterate "firm" condemnation of both ideologies, in all their forms, and to remember the innocent victims of those regimes.
The governments of Romania, Poland and the Baltic republics of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania condemned "the crimes perpetrated under the ideology of Nazism and Stalinism" in a joint statement on Friday marking the 80th anniversary of the Nazi-Soviet pact that divided Europe into spheres of influence.
All official institutions in Moldova lowered the national flag on Friday in a mark of respect for the victims of the second and biggest wave of deportations from Soviet-occupied Bessarabia that Stalin ordered on the night between June 5-6, 1949.
The member countries of NATO from Central and Eastern Europe are planning to hold a summit in Bucharest on November 3 and 4.
The former Eastern bloc countries of Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia are expected to participate in the summit.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Titus Corlatean has stated, on Tuesday, in Craiova, at the commemoration of 75 years since the beginning of World War II and the arrival of Polish refugees in Romania, that it is a duty of honour for the Romanian state to continue to ask for the legitimate return of Romania's Treasure that lies in Moscow.