Romania

Immigrant Data Bound To Give Ukip A Headache

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK

Immigrants from Eastern Europe contributed £5 billion to the UK economy over an 11-year period, according to new research data. The research showe...

Jessica Elgot

What Miliband's 14-Year-Old Romanian Beggar Really Tells Us About Britain

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK

Poverty and human rights campaigners have expressed alarm at the revelation that the young girl begging for change pictured with Labour leader Ed Mili...

A Slice of History: Romanian Army's Day

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK
Dr Ion Jinga

70 years ago, on 25 October 1944, the Romanian Army liberated the town of Carei in North-West of the country. It was the complete liberation of North-West Transylvania from foreign ruling and administration, following the outrageous Vienna Diktat in 1940 arbitrated by Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy.

An Exploration of Ukraine's EU Neighbours in Light of the Ukraine Crisis

Niki O'Brien | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK
Niki O'Brien

As fighting in Eastern Ukraine continues with Russia backing the pro-Russian rebels, implications for Ukraine's Western neighbours are increasingly apparent.

Jessica Elgot

'Gypsies, Tramps, And Thieves' How The Press Demonised Romanians

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK

British newspapers demonised Romanians as "gypsies, tramps and thieves" but insulted Bulgarians far less in the year preceeding the lifting of EU work...

When Will the Help Come?

Kirsty Higginson | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Higginson

I have been wanting to write this article for an extremely long time. I have stumbled and tormented myself so many times with this piece as to how I could even begin to voice my boulders of darkness. I wanted to translate to you, the reader, the horrific pain mental illness can bring, and to put the raw emotions into words which you will understand

Romanian Immigration Is Up - But Ukip's Sums Were Off By A Pretty Long Way

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK

The number of Romanian and Bulgarian migrants to the UK has increased by 13,000 since labour restrictions were lifted in January, but analysts say the...

John Major Praises 'Guts And Drive' Of Immigrants

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK

Sir John Major has praised the "very Conservative instinct" of immigrants come to Britain to "better themselves and their families". In an apparent...

How Could I Imagine Voting for Ukip, If I'm Truly Honest? Is Being Cool About Immigration Just a Middle Class Perk?

Tim Samuels | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Politics
Tim Samuels

Peering deep down into the less ideological depths of your nakedly self-interested soul to ask: what would it genuinely take to vote Ukip? In my case, what might have made me rail against allowing any old Romanian or Bulgarian to pitch up and work here? What could have tipped my pencil to the Ukip box?

Horror in Romanian Dog Shelters - Exposed

Rita Pal | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK
Rita Pal

Visit Romania. MK Gandhi once said, "The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated". Romania has suffered a number of...

A Global View on Responsible Mining - a reality in the 21st century

Catalin Hosu | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK
Catalin Hosu

In the past years, there has been a massive movement against mining in general and against gold mining throughout the world. The voices that stand aga...

'They Were Lucky' - Afghan Immigrants Rescued From Dinghy

PA | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK

Nine suspected illegal immigrants had to be rescued when they became stranded on a small power boat in the English Channel. Their rigid inflatable ...

EU Students Cost UK Taxpayer £38m In Unpaid Student Loans

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education

European students are costing UK taxpayers £38m in unpaid student loans, with those from countries such as Romania and Lithuania racking up the bigge...

WATCH: Well, It's One Way To Inspect A Sewage Pipe...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Comedy

Meanwhile, over in Romania... a real-life Super Mario scene appears to be taking place. At first, it doesn't seem like anything particularly extra...

Catalina: A Young Life Lost in the Tunnels of Bucharest

Jim Wickens | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK
Jim Wickens

The following morning, the day of Catalina's funeral, it was the turn of Bruce Lee - the self-styled "King of the Sewers". Never shy of a spectacle, he arrived barefoot with his head painted in Aurolac, a luminous helmet of bright silver paint that the addicts sniff. A stark reminder of the crazed drug-infested atmosphere where Catalina had died.

"Refugees Welcome -- Bring Your Families"

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Politics
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

A modern economy needs a constant flow of new labour -- both skilled and unskilled -- and immigration is the only way to get it. Germany, UK and America have built their economies on this and I met a lady from Silicone Valley, the centre of America's IT industry who said her industry's message to the US Government is simple: "give us more Indians."

Freedoms and Freemen

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Ion Jinga

The four freedoms of the European Union found inspiration in the British history of freedoms. In a way, it is an extension of the old Freedom of the City of London to the scale of a continent. This is one of the reasons Romanians have a great respect for the UK. They deserve to be treated with the same respect.

EU Election Results: A Symptom of a Less Peaceful Europe?

Barry Navarro | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Politics
Barry Navarro

Since the last European elections were held in 2009, five EU countries - Greece, Ireland, Spain, Portugal and Cyprus - have required bailouts, and unemployment across the continent has remained persistently high, particularly among young people.

Six Nations That Lurched Left, Not Right, At The EU Elections

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Politics

Coverage of the European election results has been dominated by the sight of triumphant Nigel Farage celebrating Ukip coming top of the poll in the UK...

This Shocking Graph Shows How Worried Many Brits Are About Migrants

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.05.2014 | UK Politics

Most Britons think there are more immigrants in the country, regardless of official statistics, showing the effect of the widespread hysteria whipped ...

These Are The Immigration Figures Cameron Doesn't Want You To See Today

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.05.2014 | UK

Britain has put off thousands of international students coming to Britain to study, analysts claimed, as official figures revealed hike in immigration...

Mehdi's Minute: Ukip and European Elections Special Edition (VIDEO)

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

Do you want my alternative, semi-serious take on the ongoing Ukip racism row and today's European elections? On the Croydon 'carnival of colour' and Nigel Farage's fondness for Romanians? Here's the political week in 60 seconds. Don't forget to vote!

42 Pictures That Show The Stunning Shambles Of The #Ukipcarnival

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK

A mini street festival in Croydon organised by Ukip erupted on Tuesday afternoon with protesters besieging the event with signs calling the party and ...

Ukip's Carnival Is An Absolute Shambles

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons and Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.05.2014 | UK Politics

The Ukip carnival, intended to rebuff allegations of racism, ended in carnage before Nigel Farage had even arrived - with a steel band refusing to pla...

Hayfever? Tired? 6 Lame Excuses Famous People Used For Being Accidentally Offensive

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK

We've all been there. You've had a long day, you're a bit under the weather, and you say something racist. Or sexist. Or homophobic. This week two...