Moldova To Lift Visas For Romanians This Week, Says Interim President - Press - Mediafax.ro

Moldova To Lift Visas For Romanians This Week, Says Interim President - Press

Romanians will be able to travel freely to the neighboring Republic of Moldova, as all other EU citizens, starting later this week, said the country’s interim President Mihai Ghimpu, cited by RFI Romania online.

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Ghimpu told RFI Romania he will suspend the Moldovangovernment's decision which introduced travel visas for Romaniancitizens in April this year, following clashes betweenanticommunist protesters and security forces in April this year.Formalities are likely to be completed by Friday and the measureswill become effective immediately.

"Considering the Parliament does not have the right to cancel aGovernment decision, but this decision goes against theParliament's decision to allow free travel for all EU citizens, Iwill use my constitutional rights and suspend this governmentdecision, as interim president. Most likely, Romanians will be ableto travel to Moldova without visas Saturday or Sunday. The measurewill be effective immediately," Ghimpu explained.

 

Several European officials criticized the decision of Moldova'sformer president Vladimir Voronin to introduce visas for Romaniansand repeatedly called on Moldovan authorities to cancel the abusivevisa policy.

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