No more English and Russian on the Moldovan IDs
Moldovan Identity Cards (ID) will face changes. According to an amendment voted today in the Parliament, the personal data of the bearer will be written in Romanian only, while English and Russian languages will be removed from the document. The new ID will be smaller and will not have a supplement attached anymore.
The changes provoked grief within the Parliament. Communist deputies are unsatisfied by the future changes. Inna Shupac, member of the Communist fraction in the Parliament said the removal of Russian language is a defiance of nation minorities’ rights.
Liberal deputy Mihai Ghimpu told the Communists not to make speculations.
“How many nationalities live in Russia? In how many languages is the ID written?” Mr. Ghimpu said.
Pavel Filip, Minister of Informational Technologies and Communication explained that the ID is a document for domestic use only, and it is useless to translate the data in other languages.
The changes will be applied as of January 2013.