A diplomatic scandal between Romania and Moldova erupted last Friday after Moldovan Prime Minister Ion Chicu retorted to the criticism leveled by Romanian MEP Siegfried Mureşan.
Earlier, in a Facebook post, Siegfried Mureşan said “the Government fails to manage the COVID-19 crisis because it failed to implement reforms.”
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romanian said the Moldova’s Prime Minister’s statements are “denigrating in relation to Romania” and “completely unacceptable”.
In this context, the president of the PD faction, Dumitru Diacov, wrote on Facebook that he had a phone conversation with the EU ambassador in Chisinau, Peter Michalko, on this subject. According to Diacov, Parliament's legal committee will have an online meeting to examine the draft law on non-governmental organizations. Voting for this law is one of the conditions for receiving European aid.
However, PAS MP Sergiu Litvinenco is not so optimistic. The parliamentarian says that in order to receive the 30 million euros, six projects need to be approved. These include the draft law on NGOs, the repeal of the law on citizenship by investment, the adoption of an action plan for the reform of the judiciary or the reform of the Superior Council of Magistracy.
The European macro-financial aid program for Moldova amounts to one hundred million euros. The first tranche of 30 million euros was approved last year.