The European Union urged Moldova on Thursday to resume normal relations with neighboring Romania after the ex-Soviet republic accused the EU's member of inflaming post-election violence, Reuters informs. Earlier in the day, Romania Foreign Ministry qualified Moldova's decision to introduce visas for Romanians as "arbitrary and discriminating", recommending Romanian citizens to avoid travelling to Moldova in the near future.

"While understanding the complexity of the Moldovan-Romanian relations, we call on the government of Moldova to resume normal relations with Romania," the foreign ministers of France and the Czech Republic and Sweden said in a joint statement, according to Reuters.