The association made between Romania's decision to offer citizenship for Moldovans and illegal immigration in the EU is an artifical problem, Romania's Foreign Affairs minister Teodor Baconschi declared. He said that even though the international press wrote about this issue, he prefers not to consider it a press campaign on this matter.

Baconschi said that he does not see how Romania's decision regarding Moldova migt affect the EU in any way. Lately, there were several articles in the international press on this issue as foreign journalists claimed that Moldovans enter the back door in the EU by obtaining Romanian citizenship.