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The role of consulates in the protection of consciences and the cultural patrimony in historical communities

Рdriаnа MРTei
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Рdriаnа MРTei: Dunarea de Jos University of Galati, Romania

Risk in Contemporary Economy, 2018, 203-207

Abstract: We live in a global society where increased mobility redefines the way in which the state and its citizens are linked. The main motivation, which unequivocally supports the choice of such a research theme, is the need to address the moral duty to support the Romanian historical communities or minorities belonging to the Romanian ethnic and cultural phenomenon, especially those in the country's neighborhood. We are close to the 100th anniversary of the Great Union, a moment of crossroads, but also a solemn opportunity to renew the country project that brings us together, to rebuild solidarity among the Romanians. There is a deep ethnic community, language, history and culture between the Republic of Moldova and Romania. The symbols of communion are spread throughout the Republic of Moldova, from the archeological strings of the Cucuteni culture, the Geto-Dacian vestiges and the Traian's Waves, to the churches and monasteries founded by the voivodes or the busts of the Romanian writers from the Classical Alley of the Public Garden Stephen the Great from Chisinau. The consular institution has historically emerged as a result of the development of trade between states and travels across national boundaries, originally caused primarily by the needs of trade. The Christian merchant communities organized, choosing among them, as a leader, a consul. The Consul defends the interests of the community he represents and resolves disputes between the members of the respective community by applying the law of the state they belong to. Now, it is impossible not to observe a principled distinction between the old trade institutions and the current consular service, which has borrowed from the old institutions only the idea of defending the rights and interests of compatriots beyond the borders of the country of residence. The evolution of society from the perspective of all its aspects, from economic, social, cultural, historical, political, etc. determined the reconfiguration of the consular institution in the accreditation countries and especially in the historical communities of Romanians belonging to the Romanian ethnic and cultural sphere, especially those in the vicinity of the country.

Date: 2018
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