Romanians

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.

Is Immigration the European Union's Death Knell?

Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia

Immigration may well prove to be the death knell of the EU as we know it. But if it is, it will not have been due to immigration itself but rather to Brussels' tone deaf, inflexible, and insensitive response to the issue. The matter is highly emotional and goes to the very heart of people's values, sense of fairness, cultural identity and social cohesion. Trying to counter that either with cold numerical and economic arguments or with dismissive insults of xenophobia is not only futile, it is grist to the mill for the political parties which have successfully made immigration their main platform and that seem on track to form the largest single grouping in the European Parliament after the May elections. But it's worse than that. The Brussels response will be constructed by many as being absolute proof of a type of Union they reject.

Canine Cruelty In Craiova

Rita Pal | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK
Rita Pal

The bitter winter of 2014 is passing and dogs have mysteriously disappeared leaving a river of blood and the evidence destroyed. Any tourist visiting should remember the haunting screams, the cries for help and the eventual cruel demise of these defenseless creatures. This is the dark secret of Craiova - The European Capital of Canine Cruelty.

Will The Eastern European Vote Save The Lib Dems?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Politics

Eastern Europeans who feel ostracised by Nigel Farage are being targeted by the Lib Dems in the European Elections. The party, which is lagging beh...

Romanians' Migration to the UK: Predictions Versus Reality

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Ion Jinga

From 8,000 to 385,000 (not to speak about 29million) it is a huge field open to speculations exploited by tabloid media and xenophobic politicians.

Migration: Is It Time for Europe to Change Tack?

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

Just a few days ago 29million Romanians and Bulgarians gained the right to settle in any part of the European Union, including Britain and Ireland. Although there are fears many will make their way here, the impact is unlikely to be as significant as in 2004 when the UK opened its borders to people from eight new member states including Poland and Hungary...

Thank You Romania

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

The British tabloids should thank Romania for providing it with so much great material over the last quarter century. The latest scaremongering - 27 million Romanian and Bulgarian scroungers are coming over in January 2014 - is just the latest in a long list of scare stories.

Celebrating Romania's National Day

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Ion Jinga

An impressive real life replica of Trajan's Column is hosted by V&A. Since then, Romanians have remained without interruption within the same geographical space. Our name, as a Country and a Nation, comes from Rome - the capital city, and Romans - the citizens of the Roman Empire.

'Crime Wave' Reports Are 'Ruining Romanians Lives'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK

Hardworking Romanians in Britain are having their lives and reputations ruined by misleading statistics and "scaremongering" rhetoric from the media a...

When It Comes to Migration, There Are No Winners in the Numbers Game

Heather Rolfe | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Politics
Heather Rolfe

The UK is not a favoured destination for Romanians and Bulgarians, with Spain, Italy and Germany more attractive to prospective migrants. However, there is still considerable uncertainty, since migration is highly dependent on economic, political and social factors in sending and potential host countries.

Quarter of a Million New School Places Needed Because of Uncontrolled Immigration - Has the Government Factored in the Unknown Number of Bulgarians and Romanians Arriving on 1 January?

Janice Atkinson | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK Politics
Janice Atkinson

The latest report from the National Audit Office warns that a quarter of a million extra school places will be needed in England by autumn 2014 to meet rising demand because the past decade has seen the biggest increase in birth rate since the 1950s.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: 'Shall We Leave It At That?'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 27.02.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Wednesday 27 February 2013... 1) 'SHALL WE LEAVE IT AT THAT?' The Rennard affair rumbles on - with more and m...