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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

Former Romanian President: I will sue Moldova’s new President if he cancels my Moldovan citizenship

Romania’s former President Traian Basescu said on Tuesday that he would sue Moldova’s President-elect Igor Dodon if he decided to withdraw his Moldovan citizenship.

“I’m not afraid. I will sue him,” Basescu said when journalists asked him if he is worried that Igor Dodon will withdraw his Moldovan citizenship.

Traian and Maria Basescu took the oath for obtaining Moldovan citizenship in early November, just days before the presidential elections in Moldova. Basescu then voted for Igor Dodon's opponent, Maia Sandu, in the elections, making public his preference for the pro-European candidate.

Dodon, who was elected the new President of the Republic of Moldova on Sunday, said last week that he would withdraw Basescu’s citizenship if he won the presidential elections.

“Mister Basescu, take advantage now because in a few days, after November 14, you will lose this citizenship that you don’t deserve,” Dodon said at that time, during a political debate with the pro-European presidential candidate, Maia Sandu.

When asked if Igor Dodon deserved to be elected President of the Republic of Moldova, Basescu said: “He deserves what the people decide. That’s what both the people and the one elected deserve. We can’t say that he doesn’t deserve it, he was the one elected. I supported Maia Sandu and I am sorry that she didn’t won.”

Traian Basescu and his wife and Maria were granted Moldovan citizenship in June this year, via a decree signed by the Republic of Moldova’s President at that time, Nicolae Timofti.

Irina Popescu, irina.popescu@romania-insider.com

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

Former Romanian President: I will sue Moldova’s new President if he cancels my Moldovan citizenship

Romania’s former President Traian Basescu said on Tuesday that he would sue Moldova’s President-elect Igor Dodon if he decided to withdraw his Moldovan citizenship.

“I’m not afraid. I will sue him,” Basescu said when journalists asked him if he is worried that Igor Dodon will withdraw his Moldovan citizenship.

Traian and Maria Basescu took the oath for obtaining Moldovan citizenship in early November, just days before the presidential elections in Moldova. Basescu then voted for Igor Dodon's opponent, Maia Sandu, in the elections, making public his preference for the pro-European candidate.

Dodon, who was elected the new President of the Republic of Moldova on Sunday, said last week that he would withdraw Basescu’s citizenship if he won the presidential elections.

“Mister Basescu, take advantage now because in a few days, after November 14, you will lose this citizenship that you don’t deserve,” Dodon said at that time, during a political debate with the pro-European presidential candidate, Maia Sandu.

When asked if Igor Dodon deserved to be elected President of the Republic of Moldova, Basescu said: “He deserves what the people decide. That’s what both the people and the one elected deserve. We can’t say that he doesn’t deserve it, he was the one elected. I supported Maia Sandu and I am sorry that she didn’t won.”

Traian Basescu and his wife and Maria were granted Moldovan citizenship in June this year, via a decree signed by the Republic of Moldova’s President at that time, Nicolae Timofti.

Irina Popescu, irina.popescu@romania-insider.com

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