Romania’s Foreign Minister, Bogdan Aurescu, is a world-class idiot.
First, during the NATO meeting in Bucharest at the end of November, Aurescu had a private chat with Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba (pictured right at the top of this article) to ask Kuleba to outlaw the Moldovan language (🇷🇴). Yep.
You might remember that the Romanian government did the exact same thing last year.
Look, I don’t know what the hell Romania’s obsession is with suppressing the Moldovan language, but it is way past the point of being creepy. Ukraine is obviously in the middle of a war for its survival at the moment, so what the hell is the point of worrying about which language is used in a grand total of two schools in Odessa?
In far more widely reported news this week, Aurescu fucked up big-time by completely failing to negotiate with Austria. As a result, Austria voted against Romania joining the Schengen Zone (yet again).
Instead of owning up to his mistakes, Aurescu has been blaming Austria, and the pro-government press in Romania has been going hog wild with anti-Austrian slurs and calls to boycott Austrian businesses, etc.
Some idiot in Cluj even graffitied (🇷🇴) an Austrian bank with the word “Nazi,” as if that will change anything.
Meanwhile, even little old Moldova got in on the fun of punking Romania by getting some (almost) free electricity subsidized by the Romanian government and then turning around and signing a deal with Pridnestrovie to get their electricity from there after whining for three months about needing Romania’s help to gain “independence” from Russian energy.
So that’s at least three idiot moves in a month for Aurescu and Romania’s foreign relations ministry. Perhaps I’m the only one who remembers that Bogdan Aurescu was the first guy to welcome mega moron Adrian Nastase once Nastase got out of prison, so it’s hardly surprising that he’s this dumb.
It’s simply too late. Every Romanian with a functional brain has long since emigrated and/or sold out to their Empire masters, so it’s only gonna be when Romania is denuded of all of its trees and transformed into a lifeless desert that the last few remaining survivors might grow a spine and decide to do something about what was once a truly lovely country.