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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 gets Moldovan citizenship

Romania’s former President Traian Basescu (left) and his wife Maria Basescu have received Moldovan citizenship.

Republic of Moldova President Nicolae Timofti (right) has signed the decrees via which Basescu and his wife got the Moldovan citizenship on June 9, according to a statement of the Moldovan Presidency. The decrees are to be published in the Official Gazette and then the Basescus will take the oath.

When asked if he was happy with this decision, Traian Basescu said: “I’ve had an obligation, I’ve publicly committed to asking for Moldovan citizenship. I’ve learned today that President Timofti signed the decree. I’m pleased.”

However, Igor Dodon, the leader of the Socialists Party of the Republic of Moldova (PSRM), also commented the situation. He said that Basescu would be a citizen of Moldova for a very short time as the decree would be canceled after the Presidential elections, which he expects to win.

“Basescu will enter in Moldova’s history as the person who has been a citizen of Moldova for the shortest time,” Dodon said, cited by Agora.md.

Moldova will organize its first Presidential elections this fall. Until this year, the President has been elected by the Parliament.

Basescu had announced his intention to get Moldovan citizenship in 2013, while he was still the President of Romania. He applied for citizenship in March this year.

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

(Photo source: Presedinte.md)

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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 gets Moldovan citizenship

Romania’s former President Traian Basescu (left) and his wife Maria Basescu have received Moldovan citizenship.

Republic of Moldova President Nicolae Timofti (right) has signed the decrees via which Basescu and his wife got the Moldovan citizenship on June 9, according to a statement of the Moldovan Presidency. The decrees are to be published in the Official Gazette and then the Basescus will take the oath.

When asked if he was happy with this decision, Traian Basescu said: “I’ve had an obligation, I’ve publicly committed to asking for Moldovan citizenship. I’ve learned today that President Timofti signed the decree. I’m pleased.”

However, Igor Dodon, the leader of the Socialists Party of the Republic of Moldova (PSRM), also commented the situation. He said that Basescu would be a citizen of Moldova for a very short time as the decree would be canceled after the Presidential elections, which he expects to win.

“Basescu will enter in Moldova’s history as the person who has been a citizen of Moldova for the shortest time,” Dodon said, cited by Agora.md.

Moldova will organize its first Presidential elections this fall. Until this year, the President has been elected by the Parliament.

Basescu had announced his intention to get Moldovan citizenship in 2013, while he was still the President of Romania. He applied for citizenship in March this year.

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

(Photo source: Presedinte.md)

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