A number of commissions of the Civil Society Council working under the President of the Republic of Moldova requested initiating the procedure for declaring ex-President of Romania Traian Basescu persona non-grata in Moldova. President Igor Dodon wrote about this on a social networking site, IPN reports.
President Dodon published the minutes of the commission for statehood consolidation and country reintegration, which says that “the orchestrated actions by some Moldovan and foreign citizens against the statehood, sovereignty and independence of the Republic of Moldova have intensified during the last few years. The most relevant example is the illegal behavior and provoking actions by some of the citizens of Romania, like that of Traian Basescu. He organizes meetings, marches, conferences on Moldova’s territory where he pleads against the statehood, sovereignty and independence of the state, urges to separate the Transnistrian region from the Republic of Moldova and calls for the union with Romania”.
Igor Dodon said the members of the commission requested the competent authorities to initiate the amendment of the Penal Code and include provisions to criminally punish foreigners who are accused of offenses against the country’s statehood or to declare them persona non-grata on the territory of the Republic of Moldova. The commission suggested discussing the counteracting of unionism in a meeting of the Supreme Security Council, warning this is a pressing national security issue.
The platform of the Civil Society Council under the President of the Republic of Moldova was launched on June 13 this year. This consists of expert commissions in charge of different areas. The about 130 members of the commissions counsel the Head of State. The commission for statehood consolidation and country reintegration is led by Victor Stepaniuc.