1 – Retrospective of Moldovan Weekends
BSSB.BE jurnal.md/ 25.01.2016
11: 55 “This Sunday, under the aegis of the civic society, of the parties from opposition and of the extra-parliamentary parties, we have gathered for a single purpose – the purpose of liberty, to remove from captivity the country. And the oligarchs have not succeeded to unite. The victory belongs to people”, declared Valentin Dolganiuc, the member of the Platform Dignity and Truth.
Meanwhile, all the demonstrators chanted “Bravo!” and “We are the people!”.
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12:03 The current power must be shattered, to leave alone, willingly, affirms one of the members-founders of the Platform Dignity and Truth, Oazu Nantoi.
“No commission will come from Moscow, or from Washington, or from Brussels. We have to do the changing. We created for ourselves too often idols, later to call them “Judah!”. We have to prepare the lustration, to form a list of bribed deputies, judges and prosecutors. We have to do so, so that no corrupt person to get in the Parliament after early elections.
We have to create a Platform that will prepare these elections and in it to find themselves all people of good faith. We must not permit Plahotniuc to appoint a president removed from the sleeve of don’t know who. We have to shutter this power, it to leave. They have no legitimacy and have to leave willingly. The RM will not resist anymore in this pendulum, from Communists, to other Communists, to Europeans and then to bandits. Enough! The changing has to be prepared! Union, Moldovans!”, declared Oazu Nantoi in front of the crowd.
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12:10 “Brothers, know that we will take our country back, I tell it to those with whom I marched kilometers in Chişinău. The criminals are scared when they see all these people, and we peacefully, in one voice, will banish from government these criminals, but we have to prove power”, declared on the Grand National Assembly Square the Platform DA member Alex Cozer.
“You, criminal, yesterday, at the market, a shop assistant gave me an idea for a new slogan: “Plahotniuc, don’t forget, we want shoes made out of your skin”. I told her: “Madam, it is interpretable, we risk criminal case”, and she told me that this criminal skins us every day”, emphasizes Cozer.
The crowd chants “PLAHOTNIUC, DON’T FORGET, WE WANT SHOES OUT OF YOUR SKIN”.
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12:31 The ones who served the oligarch Plahotniuc will be liable. This declaration was made by Alexei Tulbure in front of the crowd.
“The ones who serve the oligarchs, the ones who serve the mafia, know that when the power will change, we will not accept amnesties and pardons. All will be liable in front of law and not only for Plahotniuc and for their pouches. The ones who served them, all will be liable, no one will escape”, announced Tulbure.
The crowd chants “Mafia down!”.
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12:44 The Socialists’ leader, Igor Dodon, appealed to the USA Ambassadors and the EU Ambassadors to Moldova. “Dear ambassadors, do not finance these oligarchs from the government anymore, they are not the people, they just steal, and the ordinary people get nothing”, declared Dodon in front of the crowd.
“Dear friends, I can tell that, for the first time, 20 years since independence, we have united here, on the PMAN. The problem is that we have been divided, and we are citizens of the RM, who want to live at home, we want our children to grow home, and the fact that we have united makes us realize that we can save the country.
I am firmly convinced that Steven the Great is happy that today, on the PMAN, we have come with a single purpose, to save the RM from oligarchs who have captured the RM. We all have to do everything possible to obtain early elections, and they can be obtained just if we will be united. We need a powerful president, elected by the RM citizens, that is why we have to modify the Constitution”, said Dodon.
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12:53 Thousands of people protest on the PMAN against the abuses of the present government. This day is important for country and people, say the representatives of the protest.
“Today, two things have happened: the people have demonstrated that they can unite and the band has demonstrated that it cannot gather one thousand poor people, as it did last time”, mentioned the Platform DA member Vasile Năstase.
“The people have demonstrated that this government is illegal. These images must go around the world. These people have gathered not to protest against a vector, but against a government that has stolen our country. We want our country back, we will do this thing by ourselves: we will have early elections and will elect a clean government”, added Vasile Năstase.
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13:03 “Peace in soul and union in country, dear fellow citizens! These are the words with which I opened once the Great National Assembly. I am happy that I live these moments, I want to walk in this city with dignity, to greet all and say that today we were all together at this Grand National Assembly”, affirms the Liberal Reformist President, Ion Hadârcă.
The former deputy affirms that it is needed to eradicate three vices, the country to head to the right direction. “Political pimping, oligarchy and carcinogen corruption. These things have to be eradicated. Just the people can do this thing! We are the power, we are home! The resignation of the whole current power, the creation of an interim Government and early elections”, required Ion Hadârcă.
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13:25 “Today is one of the most important days in the RM history, we have come to say NO to the regime Plahotniuc”, declared in front of the crowd Renato Usatîi.
“We have been accused that we prepare an attempt of state coup, that we want to burn the Nobil, that we go to remove the flowers from the GBS. Today, we have come with flowers because the RM is the most expensive flower for the citizens of this country.
They are ready to make all citizens leave abroad, to work illegally, because all know that the billion of Euro comes from those who work abroad. Today our motherland, Moldova, is endangered because of this criminal regime. This is a mafia that has to be destroyed and tries to scary citizens not to come to protest. We have united the RM citizens and we are obliged to return the country to people”, said Usatîi.
“Let Mister Plahotniuc not play with us, I bet he watches us live, or his councilors report to him. They expect today to be arrested Năstase, Usatîi and Dodon, but these are the last convulsions of Plahotniuc, of this criminal regime. Now, they have no right to lie to people, I will dedicate my life, I will leave politics, but before this I will put an end to this criminal regime”, claimed Renato Usatîi.
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13:35 “Like many others I would like to stay is a warm place, but we are forced to be on duty. The history is written for future, but I tend to state that my future has been stolen. I will have to pay for the billion stolen by the government. They are some bandits. Unfortunately, for the first time I have come on the PMAN on January, 25, 2015. It’s one year since then, and I told that we will come out on street to require the recovery of the stolen billion, another prosecutor general and will ask Shor to be arrested”, said the member of the Platform Dignity and Truth Dinu Plângău.
“We are here to ask for early elections. I am proud of the awaken people. We are accused of this union, because they apply the whole power to divide us. As long as we are united, nobody will be able to defy the people”, mentioned Dinu Plângău.
Euroskepticism Nations Conflicts
* europeanleadershipnetwork.org/ – Emergency exit for Moldova. Moldova should be, as highlighted by World Bank representative to Moldova Alex Kramer, the ‘tiger’ economy of Europe. But this is not the case. Moldova is predicted to have entered recession in the second half of 2015, with foreign direct investment and government expenditure tumbling.At the heart of Moldova’s travails is endemic corruption, a virus that has thoroughly infected politics and business (although the distinction between the two is often vague). The most spectacular example of this is the theft of $1 billion from three Moldovan banks, the details of which have yet to be fully understood. The uncovering of this scandal brought thousands of protestors onto the streets of Chisinau and the arrest of former Moldovan Prime Minister Vlad Filat in the chamber of the Moldovan parliament. This forms only a part of the political turmoil engulfing the country, with the ruling coalition beset by resignations and infighting.
* ecfr.eu/article/ – Where is Poland headed? Unlike Hungary, Poland has a strong middle class that will not be patronised and doesn’t have a neo-fascist right comparable to Jobbik. The processes of social renewal that Law and Justice is naively trying to undo have brought irreversible change to large parts of the population. After two months of the present government, 50 percent of Poles are concerned about the state of democracy, while only 30 percent are satisfied with the government’s work. Their protests are not going to subside and will not be stifled easily, should Law and Justice continue on its present course. It will require a great effort from citizens and the opposition for this mobilisation to persist and culminate in political power, but the fact that Kaczyński is misconceiving his mandate and in parts misusing it may cost him dearly in the next four years, and maybe sooner than we think.
* strategic-culture.org – Poland+Ukraine=Restitution. Kresy Wschodnie or Kresy (“Eastern Borderlands”, or “Borderlands”) is a term that refers to the eastern lands that formerly belonged to Poland. These territories today lie in western Ukraine, western Belarus, as well as eastern Lithuania. In the interbellum, the term Kresy roughly equated with the lands beyond the Curson line, suggested in December 1919 by the British Foreign Office as the eastern border for Poland. After the 1919-1921 war between Poland and the Soviet Russia Kresy became Polish. In September 1939, these territories were incorporated into the Soviet Union. Even though Kresy, or the Eastern Borderlands, are no longer Polish territories, the area is still inhabited by a significant Polish minority, and the memory of a Polish Kresy is still cultivated.