The Party of Socialists (PSRM) expresses its bewilderment at the frequent and scandalous statements made by a number of resident ambassadors. The party considers such statements are serious interference in the internal affairs of a sovereign state. The Socialists make reference to an interview given by the Head of the EU Delegation to Moldova Peter Michalko to a portal. According to them, the official made harsh statements concerning the Audiovisual Council of Moldova, IPN reports.
“The blame of this body, according to the European diplomat, resides in the insufficient methods of fighting disinformation and fake news, which is the media outlets that state an “incorrect” viewpoint. In the same interview, Peter Michalko actually asks that the Audiovisual Council should impose censorship of the mass media that are unacceptable to the European Union,” the PSRM says in a press release.
According to the party, in an interview for another portal, “a European official criticized a number of laws adopted by Moldova’s Parliament as “dubious”, saying they pushed the country back.”
“We would like to know what laws Peter Michalko talks about? Do you refer to the law on the functioning of languages on the territory of the Republic of Moldova, which institutes European linguistic and inter-ethnic equality norms in the country? Or do your refer to the law that annuls the shameful censorship on Russian news and analytical programs that was introduced on the initiative of fugitive oligarch Vlad Plahotniuc and undermined our partnership with the Russian Federation? Or possibly the EU envoy is dissatisfied with the repealing of another shameful anti-social law that made the repayment of the stolen US$1 billion the burden of people, including pensioners, large families and single mothers?” runs the PSRM’s press release.
According to the Socialists, the laws adopted on the initiative of the Socialist parliamentary group last December correspond to the needs and aspirations of the largest part of Moldova’s population and the commitments made by the Party of Socialists to the voters before the parliamentary elections. “The Party of Socialists of the Republic of Moldova calls on the Head of the EU Delegation to Moldova Peter Michalko and on all the representatives of the diplomatic corps working in our country to respect the independence and sovereignty of the Republic of Moldova and the status of a diplomat and not to violate diplomatic etiquette,” noted the PSRM.