In the Romanian speaking world, there are few issues more divisive than whether or not “Moldovan” is a separate language than Romanian.
I have no idea why, but over the last few years, the Romanian police have been really loving those young kids.
On December 19, 2018, when the “greed tax” was announced, Romanian President Klaus Iohannis went on TV and strongly criticized it.
But even though just the announcement of the new tax crashed the Romanian stock market and cratered the leu (the Romanian currency), that’s actually not what Iohannis was most concerned about.
It is completely inappropriate that in a time of major obesity problems and additional disease burdens such as type 2 diabetes, the Presidency of the Council of the EU is sponsored by Coca-Cola.
After all the panic over maybe, kinda, sorta Russian “interference” in the upcoming Moldovan elections, you’d think a story like Romania interfering in Moldova’s elections would be huge news. But it wasn’t, of course, because it didn’t involve Russia.
Not only have I heard many, many people speaking Romanian in public in Pridnestrovie, I’ve also done it myself. Nearly one-third of the people who live in Transnistria speak the language, so I don’t know where this rumor came from, but it is a persistent one.
Congratulations Simona Halep, you were the one thing that all Romanians could be unabashedly proud about in 2018!