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The Romanians are Coming?

We're told there could be a crime wave and even riots on the streets when Romania and Bulgaria gain full employment rights in the UK next year. But how many will really come, and what's at the root of our fear?

Paul Kenyon travels to a Romanian village where most of the men have already left to pursue work in the black markets of London. He joins British police in an unprecedented operation to stem the flow.

With Romanians and Bulgarians set to be given full access to work, benefits, the NHS and schooling, many worry that this latest piece of European integration is a step too far.

Release date:

30 minutes

Last on

Fri 20 Dec 2013 00:20


Role Contributor
ReporterPaul Kenyon
ProducerJudith Ahern
EditorTom Giles