On the Meeting of Expert (Working) Groups on Education


On June 10, 2020, the expert (working) groups on education from Pridnestrovie and the Republic of Moldova held a video format meeting.

The Pridnestrovian side outlined a wide range of issues related to the interests of Pridnestrovians in terms of academic mobility and other pressing issues in the education field.

The Moldavian side was not ready for a substantive constructive dialogue on the issue of super legalization of the T.G. Shevchenko Pridnestrovian State University diplomas necessary for its graduates when using this document in Germany.

The Moldovan side has withdrawn from a productive discussion on resolving the problems associated with the use of apostilled diplomas in some countries.

A separate topic of the meeting was the of the Moldovan side’s discriminatory demand for the graduates of Pridnestrovian schools wishing to enter Moldovan universities to take the final exam in the Republic of Moldova, including the Romanian language one.

Representatives of the Moldovan working group once again made an attempt to speculate on “freedom of movement” concept interpretations in the context of schools functioning in the Pridnestrovian region with teaching in Romanian. The Pridnestrovian side emphasized that it proceeds from the human rights priority, including education when responding to the Moldovan side’s requests within pandemic and quarantine measures.

The results of today's meeting once again testified to the lack of a mandate among Republic of Moldova’s experts to resolve humanitarian issues and their unwillingness to resolve problems leading to the Pridnestrovian citizens’ basic rights violation.