MEP Siegfried Mureşan voiced hope that the Moldovan authorities will not be an obstacle to the wish of Bucharest to help the Romanians in the Republic of Moldova. “We will continue to help the Romanians in the Republic of Moldova and hope that the authorities in Chisinau will not be an obstacle to our wish to help the Bessarabian Romanians,” Siegfried Mureșan posted on Facebook.
The MEP’s statement comes after Moldovan Prime Minister Ion Chicu retorted to the criticism leveled by Siegfried Mureşan. Earlier, the MEP said “the Government fails to manage the COVID-19 crisis because it failed to implement reforms.” Premier Chicu replied, saying “the concerted attacks by personages who claim to be Moldova’s advocates can impress only their patrons, not me”. “I’m looking at these Romanian lads who sheltered in European institutions and come with “patronage” over us... Failed, with nothing achieved in life and in the country, good for “bringing the balls” only...” he commented.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romanian said the Moldova’s Prime Minister’s statements are “denigrating in relation to Romania” and “completely inacceptable”.