Romania's Prime Minister, Victor Ponta
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Romanian PM: Benefit tourism is 'Roma problem'

At the end of 2013 work restrictions imposed by some European Union countries when Romania and Bulgaria joined the EU will be lifted.

Some politicians are concerned the removal of restrictions will see a rise in "benefit tourism" in richer EU countries, but Romania's prime minister, Victor Ponta, speaking on HARDtalk, claims the issue is a "specific situation of the Roma community".

You can watch the full interview on BBC World News on Tuesday 19 March at 14:30 and 22:30 GMT and on the BBC News Channel on Wednesday 20 March at 00:30 GMT.

Watch more clips at HARDtalk's website.

  • 19 Mar 2013