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Anxiety towards the developments in the region of Transnistria

Written declaration No. 546 | Doc. 13261 | 27 June 2013

Signatories:
Mr Damian DRĂGHICI, Romania, SOC ; Mr Pedro AGRAMUNT, Spain, EPP/CD ; Mr Volodymyr ARIEV, Ukraine, EPP/CD ; Mr Viorel Riceard BADEA, Romania, EPP/CD ; Ms Theodora BAKOYANNIS, Greece, EPP/CD ; Mr Josep Anton BARDINA PAU, Andorra, ALDE ; Mr Márton BRAUN, Hungary, EPP/CD ; Mr Agustín CONDE, Spain, EPP/CD ; Ms Katalin CSÖBÖR, Hungary, EPP/CD ; Ms Josette DURRIEU, France, SOC ; Mr Axel E. FISCHER, Germany, EPP/CD ; Mr Erich Georg FRITZ, Germany, EPP/CD ; Ms Iryna GERASHCHENKO, Ukraine, EPP/CD ; Mr Valeriu GHILETCHI, Republic of Moldova, EPP/CD ; Ms Alina Ştefania GORGHIU, Romania, ALDE ; Ms Dzhema GROZDANOVA, Bulgaria, EPP/CD ; Mr Attila GRUBER, Hungary, EPP/CD ; Mr Gergely GULYÁS, Hungary, EPP/CD ; Ms Ana GUŢU, Republic of Moldova, ALDE ; Mr Andrzej HALICKI, Poland, EPP/CD ; Mr Mike HANCOCK, United Kingdom, ALDE ; Mr Margus HANSON, Estonia, ALDE ; Mr Andres HERKEL, Estonia, EPP/CD ; Mr Joachim HÖRSTER, Germany, EPP/CD ; Mr Gediminas JAKAVONIS, Lithuania, ALDE ; Mr Ferenc KALMÁR, Hungary, EPP/CD ; Mr Giorgi KANDELAKI, Georgia, EPP/CD ; Mr Burhan KAYATÜRK, Turkey, EPP/CD ; Ms Olena KONDRATIUK, Ukraine, EPP/CD ; Mr Attila KORODI, Romania, EPP/CD ; Mr László KOSZORÚS, Hungary, EPP/CD ; Mr Marek KRZĄKAŁA, Poland, EPP/CD ; Ms Stella KYRIAKIDES, Cyprus, EPP/CD ; Ms Inese LĪBIŅA-EGNERE, Latvia, EPP/CD ; Ms Kerstin LUNDGREN, Sweden, ALDE ; Mr Pasquale NESSA, Italy, EPP/CD ; Mr Joseph O'REILLY, Ireland, EPP/CD ; Mr Mikael OSCARSSON, Sweden, EPP/CD ; Ms Liliana PALIHOVICI, Republic of Moldova, EPP/CD ; Mr Cezar Florin PREDA, Romania, EPP/CD ; Ms Carmen QUINTANILLA, Spain, EPP/CD ; Mr Rovshan RZAYEV, Azerbaijan, EPP/CD ; Mr Samad SEYIDOV, Azerbaijan, EDG ; Mr Serhiy SOBOLEV, Ukraine, EPP/CD ; Mr Ionuţ-Marian STROE, Romania, ALDE ; Mr Elkhan SULEYMANOV, Azerbaijan, EPP/CD ; Ms Chiora TAKTAKISHVILI, Georgia, ALDE ; Ms Ester TUIKSOO, Estonia, ALDE ; Mr Luca VOLONTÈ, Italy, EPP/CD ; Mr Jordi XUCLÀ, Spain, ALDE ; Mr Emanuelis ZINGERIS, Lithuania, EPP/CD

Considering the regrettable evolution of events in the separatist security zone of Transnistria, we find that one-sided actions of the self-proclaimed authorities of Transnistria, such as the adoption of the so-called State border, coordinating intense military exercises in the city of Bender, blocking activities carried by the Unified Controlling Commission and by military expert teams - lead to the obstruction of constitutional institutions activities of the Republic of Moldova and do nothing but degrade the regulation process of the frozen conflict.

These actions, by the self-proclaimed authorities of Transnistria deteriorate the situation, as they obstruct the free circulation of citizens of both banks of the river Dniestr, generate additional human rights violations, and sow panic within the population, already frightened by the possibility of a new armed conflict.

We therefore call upon the constitutional authorities of the Republic of Moldova and the negotiating partners of the "5+2" format, to undertake all necessary actions in order to avoid the aggravation of the situation in the security zone and to ensure a productive dialogue aiming at finding exclusively peaceful solutions to the frozen conflict.

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