Moldova’s top court endorses proposal to switch official language to ‘Romanian’ in constitution

Moldova’s Constitutional Court has endorsed a draft amendment to the country’s constitution which would change the official name of the language in Moldova from Moldovan to Romanian, RFE/RL reports. The language issue pits Moldova’s pro-EU ruling coalition against the country’s pro-Russian president and his supporters, as the Moldovan language is closely affiliated with the Soviet Union and the Russification of Moldova. In order for the constitutional amendment to pass, it will need to receive two-thirds support in the parliament, which will be difficult for Moldova’s pro-EU parties to achieve.


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