Eastern Europe

There Are More Opportunities In Poland Than Britain, Says Ambassador

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK

The wave of Polish immigration to Britain is over, because Poles now have similar economic prospects in their homeland, the country's ambassador has s...

Were European Migration Figures 'Underestimated'?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK

A "substantial" number of eastern European migrants arriving in Britain in the last decade were not counted, statisticians have admitted. Net migra...

Politicians Must Play Fair on Immigration

William Candlish | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Politics
William Candlish

Let's be totally blunt about this; the formation of the Con-Dem coalition government in 2010 completely changed the political context of the immigration debate when they made one of their primary policies to reduce net migration by "tens of thousands" per year...

Why Watching the Grand Budapest Hotel Will Inspire You to Travel

Polly Allen | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Polly Allen

What do you get when you put Ralph Fiennes, Owen Wilson and Jason Schwartzman together in a picturesque mountainside hotel, amongst a large ensemble cast of even more famous faces? The answer isn't just big screen magic, it's itchy feet.

Was A Baby Born In A Sports Direct Warehouse'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Police have launched an inquiry after a baby was born at a warehouse on New Year's Day and then admitted to a neo-natal unit. Officers were unable ...

A New Year's Resolution Suggestion - The Truth on Immigration (Warning: Contains Links to Actual Research)

Joe Martin | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Politics
Joe Martin

This year, it is my sincere hope that at least one politician makes the resolution to talk some truth and sense on immigration. Negative rhetoric can start as a cheap way of wooing a particular voter demographic or selling newspapers. Left unchecked it can permeate into the public conscious...

Pseudo-Research Pulls 385,000 Migrants Out of a Hat

The Conversation UK | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Politics
The Conversation UK

A report by the Democracy Institute, an American libertarian think-tank, predicted that 385,000 people will migrate from Romania and Bulgaria to the UK over the next five years. This prediction was uncritically featured or cited in an array of newspapers... But the report is deeply flawed and should be dismissed as not credible until its authors can prove otherwise

Roşia Montană Needs Investment and Mining Before It Can Be a World Heritage Site

Dragos Tanase | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK
Dragos Tanase

Romania's mining tradition dates back over 2,000 years to Roman times and has been the backbone of many of its communities ever since. There can be no doubt that our country's history and archaeology deserves both recognition and preservation.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: 'We Messed Up'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday 13 November 2013... 1) 'WE MESSED UP' The Daily Mail has gleefully splashed on comments made by Ja...

Romania in the UK and the Culture of Blame

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Ion Jinga

We all know that today East Europeans do not get a very good press in Britain. Economic difficulties, austerity measures, the rising of anti-EU rhetoric, the electoral context and misleading forecasts in 2004 have combined to create a culture of blame whose victims are now Romanians and Bulgarians.

Eastern Europe's Best-Kept Secrets

The Lazy Travelers | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Lazy Travelers

While the smaller cities and towns found in Eastern Europe's less-traveled pockets may not get as much love, we're here to say: they definitely deserve more.

'Unscrupulous' Tesco And Next Excluding British Workers, Says Bryant

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK

Next and Tesco are deliberately hiring cheaper, Eastern European workers in preference to British staff, Labour shadow minister Chris Bryant will clai...

Police Round On Roma Gypsies Camped In London's West End (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK

Romanian gypsies in London's West End, who have been begging and sleeping rough on the grass under Marble Arch, were the targets of a dawn raid by pol...

10 Great, Cheap Student Holidays

The Huffington Post UK | Fionn Shiner | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Europe. Been there, done that, got the tacky t-shirt. Who would want to go there? It's mainstream, jampacked with annoying tourists, and so, so, expen...

Jessica Elgot

Frail, Ill And About To Escape Justice..

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK

For the world’s last remaining Nazi hunters, the next few years could be very busy indeed. After a thirty-year career, Dr Efraim Zuroff should be th...

BBC Mixes Up Romanian And Bulgarian Flags In Immigration Debate

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 25.04.2013 | UK

As the UK continues to debate Eastern European immigration, some Romanians and Bulgarians are losing their patience, especially after the BBC Daily Po...

In Britain We Are Being Flooded By Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Romanian Rhetoric - Who Is it Helping?

Tessa Dunlop | Posted 31.05.2013 | UK Politics
Tessa Dunlop

So-called liberal multi-cultural Britain is bullying one of the poorest countries in Europe. We have conveniently forgotten how far Romania has come in the last 23 years - from communist hell-hole to fledgling democracy.

Immigrants Never Got Something for Nothing

Anastasia Richardson | Posted 25.05.2013 | UK Politics
Anastasia Richardson

Immigrants from poor countries, arriving here with nothing, have to work twice as hard for the things normal people take for granted; they can only dream of the privilege Cameron enjoys. Something for nothing? Most immigrants were never given anything.

Felicity A Morse

We Don't Need Your Healthcare Or Your Benefits'

HuffingtonPost.com | Felicity A Morse | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK

Romanians coming to live in the UK are not migrating to claim benefits, but to work, one of Romania's leading recruiters for Britain has said. Davi...

Cable Condemns Plans To Reduce Immigration

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.03.2013 | UK Politics

Business Secretary Vince Cable has rubbished plans to reduce net immigration saying it would do "enormous damage" to the UK. The Liberal Democrat s...

Running for Love

Rob Martineau | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Martineau

Now Run for Love has 130 runners and counting. Some are running 400 miles across the Balkans carrying 10 kilo packs. Others are walking 16 miles through the hills outside Dubrovnik. Here's why.

Manners Please! Romania Is a Country Worth Staying Friends With

Tessa Dunlop | Posted 06.04.2013 | UK Politics
Tessa Dunlop

Romanians are used to coming bottom of the European pile. I know, I'm married to one. He lives in Britain, and is often told he 'sounds English' - lucky chap.

PHOTOS: Orthodox Christmas And Epiphany Celebrations

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK

Across Eastern Europe, millions of Orthodox Christians have been celebrating Epiphany and Christmas. Epiphany, the 12th night of Christmas, marks t...

Poland's New Dissidents

Dimiter Kenarov | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK
Dimiter Kenarov

In the minds of many Polish politicians and the majority of the public, shale gas is not so much an economic windfall, or a new industry promising employment, or an alternative source of fossil fuels, but a mythological weapon against a mythological enemy, a gargantuan pepper spray against the bad Russian bear.

Ringing in the New Year in Romania

Gareth Johnson | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK
Gareth Johnson

Romanian food is interesting - we started each day with a traditional breakfast of bread, cheese, peppers, raw onion, pig fat, and two types of pork offal sausages. I won't lie to you, not my choice for a delicious way to start the day