President Traian Basescu said that Romania has a "blood obligation" to Moldovan citizens who are given Romanian citizenshop. Basescu said that EU citizens must not be concerned about those Moldovans who receive Romanian citizenship but they should fear those who are already illegal in Europe.

Basescu rejected the idea that the international governments are concerned that Romania offers citizenship for Moldovans. There are 1 million Moldovans working illegally in the EU and maybe somebody does something to help them, Basescu said.

Several foreign papers read in the last week that hundres of thousands of Moldovans are about to enter the EU through the back door by receiving Romanian citizenship.