The state does not have an appropriate policy that would satisfy the society’s needs of studying the Romanian language, jurist Ștefan Gligor said in IPN’s public debate “Language as an integral value in European development of society”. He noted that the state during three decades has ignored this problem, belittling it and considering that public money should not be spent in this regard.
“The politicians do not realize the importance of the education system for developing the economy. They do not see the connection,” said the standing expert of IPN’s project “Overcoming stereotypes of European integration through communication”.
“We generally do not invest in the education system and, instead of reacting to the realities, use an outdated model. The education system in Moldova cannot cope with the challenges.”
Ștefan Gligor is sure that this situation has a reason. “All the political technologies for attracting particular segments of voters are built on the principle devidet et imperat. If you focus on the difference, not on the similarity, the effect of affiliation to a particular group appears. During 30 years, our politicians have dispersed and divided the people, painting them in different colors,” he stated.
According to the expert, the absence of a high-quality state policy and a perspective only intensified the rather difficult and complex linguistic problem. “As long as the politicians treat the citizens as a source of income, we will not change something at qualitative level.”
Ștefan Gligor noted the situation of Romanian and other languages in Moldova shows the state of society and this state is alarming and we should take measures.
The public debate “Language as an integral value in European development of society” was held in the framework of the project “Overcoming stereotypes of European integration through communication” that is implemented with support from the Hanns Seidel Foundation.