Bulgaria

Romanian And Bulgarian Crime In Britain 'Falling Not Rising'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK

Despite doomsday predictions of a crime wave following the arrival of Bulgarian and Romanian immigrants in January 2014, the number of arrests has bar...

A New Report Blames Anti-Immigrant Prejudice On The Government

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Politics

The public's fears and prejudices of immigration from Romania and Bulgaria was fuelled by government shortcomings a report by MPs has said. Failure...

A Life Less Beautiful - The Legacy of the Immigration Debate

Alina Müller | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Politics
Alina Müller

With the pressure that the current immigration discourse is putting on Romanians and Bulgarians living in the UK, it wouldn't be surprising if the girl with the beautiful high cheekbones didn't take my friend's question as a genuine invitation to talk a bit about herself and as an opportunity to learn something about him.

Government Faces Legal Action After Suspending EU Student Loans

The Huffington Post UK | Anna Rhodes | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Romanian and Bulgarian students are launching a legal challenge against the government after their student loans and grants were suspended. Out of ...

Bulgaria's Main Nationalist Party Proposes to Outlaw Gay Pride Events

Dan Littauer | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Littauer

ulgaria's right wing party Ataka (Attack in Bulgarian) has introduced a new draft bill to bans gay Pride marches this Wednesday. A previous, similar amendment, was rejected by the Bulgaria's Parliament last week, on the grounds it would violate European Union (EU) law and European Convention of Human Rights.

Daily Mail Guilty Of Running 'Entirely Untrue' Stories About Immigration, Says Government Peer

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Politics

The Daily Mail was guilty of publishing "absurd" and "entirely untrue" stories about Romanian and Bulgarian immigrants, a member of the government has...

How Online Money Transfers May Be Exploiting the UK's Immigrants

Jessica Kröger | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK
Jessica Kröger

It's therefore important for customers to be aware that various MTOs charge vastly different rates for the exact same service. For instance, moving £120 from the UK to India may cost a mere £2.90 through one provider and £10 through another.

What Happened To The 'Flood' Of Romanians And Bulgarians?

Posted 01.02.2014 | UK

The floodgates have been open for a month. In the weeks leading up to January 1, when Romanian and Bulgarian citizens secured the right to come to ...

Why Every Child Must Visit Auschwitz

Tom Walters | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Politics
Tom Walters

A couple of weeks ago I took a trip to Auschwitz. It was the day before New Year's Eve and the weather was surprisingly good. The temperature should have been about fifteen degrees colder for the time of year, or at least that it what we were told...

The Curious Case of Bobi the Disabled Bulgarian Dog

Dr Daniel Allen | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Daniel Allen

Bobi was a political pawn, used by the media to condemn the RSPCA. In this case, the two charities in question were both doing the right thing in relation to the remit of their policies. The media hysteria, public bias and negative publicity meant that the death of Bobi would have haunted the RSPCA in 2014.

Want a Poorer Britain?

Harley Miller | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Politics
Harley Miller

While the majority celebrated the end of 2013 and welcomed in 2014, others were dreading, if not actually fearing 1 January. On Twitter and Facebook, some people were truly scared, thinking that "Britain will stop existing as we know it". The reason? Well, the Romano-Bulgarian invasion, of course!

Why is Everyone Talking Rubbish About 'Europe'?

Sam Fowles | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Politics
Sam Fowles

I'm trying really hard to remember a time when we could go a whole week without having to have a national moan about "Europe"*. I mean I get it, I really do. All that great food, fantastic culture and nice weather. Not to mention Germany and France's positively infuriating collective predilection for paying people properly and according them proper employment rights.

Our Hypocrisy When It Comes to Immigration

Liam Beattie | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Politics
Liam Beattie

As a child I was always told not to have double standards, as it wasn't only impolite, it was plain stupid. But that's exactly what's happening with how with the tone of debate that some in the media are pushing, downright idiotic and based on mere scaremongering.

Ned Simons

Polish Ambassador Tells David Cameron: 'Don't Stigmatise Us'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

Poland's ambassador to the United Kingdom has defended the right of Eastern Europeans to settle in Britain and warned David Cameron not to "stigmatise...

The Crowded Ironies of Climate Change

Pippa Bartolotti | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Politics
Pippa Bartolotti

Clawing our wealth to ourselves will not stop migration, nor will it mitigate the effects of climate change. The deification of money is leading many developed countries into a sterile siege mentality from which there is no long term good to be gained. The final irony is that the policies of the present government will make all that it seeks to prevent, much, much worse.

Migrants Will Make Life Harder For British Workers, Says Miliband

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has said an influx of low-skilled migrant workers will make life harder for Britons facing a cost of living squeeze as he pledged action t...

The Week In 50 Funny Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy

Merry new year! And welcome to the new-look Funny Tweets Of The Week for 2014 - now streamlined for your viewing pleasure. From New Year's Eve to N...

Migration in Context: UK Arrivals AND Departures

Chris Lawton | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Politics
Chris Lawton

In an earlier article, my colleague Professor Rob Ackrill and I summarised the findings of a wide range of research on the impacts of migration. React...

We're Getting It Wrong on Immigration

Gareth Edmundson | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Politics
Gareth Edmundson

If you've seen the Daily Express or the Daily Mail over the festive period you may well be thinking that civilisation is about to end. If you believe the tabloid hype, Romanians and Bulgarians are currently streaming across the channel in their thousands like immigration's own re-enactment of the D-Day landings.

Romanian And Bulgarian Migrants Immediately Leave UK Due To Rise In Rail Prices

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy

Nearly all of the Romanian and Bulgarian migrants who arrived in the UK on 1 January are now turning around and leaving due to the increase in rail fa...

Ned Simons

Romanian Ambassador Attacks 'Alarmist' Immigration Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

The Romanian ambassador to the UK has attacked the "alarmist" British media for predicting his fellow citizens would flood across the border on Januar...

'I Don't Want To Rob Britain, I Want To Work'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

One of the first Romanians to arrive in the UK since immigration restrictions were lifted told reporters he was coming here "to work, and then go home...

It's A Happy New Year From The Express And Star

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The Daily Express and Daily Star have taken a calm, measured approach to the EU restrictions being lifted on Romanian and Bulgarian migrants. The ...

What Does Romanian And Bulgarian Immigration Mean For UK?

PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

After months of debate, restrictions to the UK labour market will finally be lifted for Romanians and Bulgarians today. Amid reports of fully booke...

'Pointless, Distracting And Arbitrary'

PA | Posted 22.12.2013 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has pledged to block any fresh attempts to curb immigration from the European Union, insisting "this is where we draw the line". The Dep...