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  • WEST-EAST. British, French and German politicians are all sounding the alarm. In 2014, Romanian and Bulgarian citizens will be given free movement within Europe’s labor market. They are concerned about a wave of immigration, yet most of those who want to head west likely already have. (Full text here, Der Spiegel)
  • ROMA. Romania will work to improve the inclusion of the Roma community in education and work, said the PM Victor Ponta during his trip to France. But added that the process would take “years.” (More, here)
  • ILLEGALS IN ROTTERDAM. A Romanian staffing agency and a refinery in Rotterdam have to pay nearly €2 million in penalty charges in an illegal labour case. The news was announced by the Ministry of Social Affairs on Thursday. Inspectors found that 242 Romanians worked at a site near Rotterdam without having work permits (Full text, here)
  • THE LOST ISLAND. Small worlds- Romania: The Turkish enclave of Ada Kaleh. The island of Ada Kaleh on the River Danube used to be filled with bustling activity, coffee houses and Turkish bazaars. (Deutsche Welle, Video-report, here)
  • STEAUA WILL FACE CHELSEA. Romanian football team Steaua Bucharest will face Chelsea  in the last 16 of Europa League after the Romanian team ended AFC Ajax’s dream of appearing in the final at their own Amsterdam ArenA. Steaua clawed back a 2-0 first-leg deficit, their second goal a splendid Vlad Chiricheş strike, and won through on penalties after extra time. It was the first UEFA Europa League shoot-out in the knockout phase of the competition. (More, here)

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