Liberals ask the Supreme Court to declare unconstitutional five laws that give Russian language the status of communication language, on the territory of Moldova. According to them, the legislative provisions are a Soviet remnant and do not correspond to the Supreme Law.
"We think it is a Soviet-origin abuse, a remnant of Soviet origin. Unfortunately, it was a stopwatch and a determining factor in the mass emigration of national minorities," said Valeriu Munteanu, PL vice-president.
Mihai Ghimpu, the President of Liberal Party says that in 1989, when the passage to the Latin script and the Romanian language was voted, Russian remained a language of communication because we were still members of the USSR. However, the situation had to be corrected according to the provisions of the Constitution. This is because citizens need to know the language of their country and not to spend millions of lei for the translation of official documents.
"In the 13th Article of the Constitution it is said that the Russian language is not a language of communication. It is clear that the status of Russian is equal to the languages spoken by Bulgarians, Gagauzians, Ukrainians, and we can not let the Russian language be equated with the language which is an official language and has the same status, " said Mihai Ghimpu.
The Liberals say that the basis of the referral is a decision of the Supreme Court taken in December 2013 which states that the state language of the Republic of Moldova is the one indicated in the Declaration of Independence - that is Romanian.