Romania intends to help Moldova develop Romanian language media outlets to counter the efforts of the Russian media in the country, as discussed during a session of the newly created Advisory Board for Media in Romania-Moldova, the Stiripesurse weekly reports.
"It is time to support Moldova on the path towards accepting European values by developing joint media outlets. The Advisory Board should move in this direction. It’s our common response to the real needs: we should break down the communication barriers – Romanians should feel at home in the common communication environment of Moldova-Romania," said Dan Stoenescu, Minister Delegate for Relations with Romanians Abroad.
"The Romanian language will take its rightful place and the Russian-speaking population will have access to information in their mother tongue in a balanced manner," he added.
Nevertheless, at a meeting with the Ambassador of Moldova in Romania, Mihai Gribincea, Stoenescu stated that Russian propaganda is a destabilizing factor in Moldova. "I personally believe that Russian propaganda in Moldova is as dangerous as troops in Transdniester, if not more," he said. He expressed hope that the newly created Board would facilitate the access of the Romanian media to Moldova.