- Romanian and Bulgarian workers number increase in UK has risen by more than a quarter in three months, according to UK official figures quoted by The Guardian. “It suggests that still larger numbers will arrive next year when our labour market is fully open to them. This is consistent with our central estimate that net migration from Romania and Bulgaria will run at about 50,000 a year for the next five years”, a Migration Watch official said. “What migrants do to survive” it’s the title of another article published by The Guardian.
- Dutch call for “code orange” on EU labour migration. Dutch social affairs minister Lodewijk Asscher has called on the EU to focus on the “negative consequences” of labour migration from Romania and Bulgaria at a time when new studies show the fear of massive influxes to be overblown. More on euobserver.com
- King of Gypsies died at 58. Florin Cioaba, the self proclaimed “King of Gypsies” in Romania died at 58, in a hospital in Antalya (Turkey). He had suffered a mild heart atack, during his vacation with family in Turkey. Florin Cioaba, born in November 1954, was a respected member of the Roma community in Romania. He proclaimed himself “King of Gypsies around the world” in 2007, shortly after his father Ion Cioaba died, according to romania-insider.com.
- “Ceausescu execution spot open to public”. From September, a former military compound in Romania where former dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife were executed in December 1989 will be open to visitors. The former military base is located in Targoviste, 80 km from Romanian Capital Bucharest.