The "Romanian language" proposed in several laws

A legislative initiative that provides for the replacement of the phrase "Moldovan language" with "Romanian language" in five legislative and normative acts was presented on Friday, October 18, at a press briefing, by the MP of DA Platform group, ACUM Bloc, Iurie Reniţă. The initiative is submitted "in order to restore the linguistic and historical truth regarding the status of the language spoken on the territory of the Republic of Moldova", IPN reports.

The documents in which it is proposed to introduce the phrase "Romanian language" are: The Code of constitutional jurisdiction, the Law on the judicial organization, the Parliament Regulation, the Law on civil registry documents and the Law on the civil service and the status of the civil servant.

Iurie Reniţă reminded that the magistrates of the Constitutional Court established since 2018 the obsoleteness of the Law on the functioning of the languages spoken on the territory of the Soviet Socialist Republic of Moldova (dated September 1, 1989), which uses the phrase "Moldovan language".

Another legislative initiative, presented by Lilian Carp, MP of the PAS group, ACUM Bloc, proposes to amend and supplement the Law on charity foundations. The amendments prohibit them from taking actions that express political preferences or favour a party, social-political movement or electoral contender. At the same time, the members of the board of the foundation or of its other bodies cannot be dignitaries or persons holding positions in a party or a social-political movement, nor their spouses.

According to Lilian Carp, it is proposed that the foundations registered prior to the entry into force of this law have a period of three months for re-registration. Those that will not comply will be considered self-disbanded and erased from the foundations’ registry.

Lilian Carp also said that in the Republic of Moldova, during the last years, many charity foundations have been used for political purposes, as politicians tend to turn them into an instrument of non-transparent financing of their political projects, including using them in election campaigns.