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World Questions is in Bucharest to discuss the issues that matter to Romanian people

This December, Romanians mark 30 years since the 1989 Revolution which saw the fall of the Communist regime. Three decades on, Romania has prospered in many ways - incomes have risen and new technology and auto-making sectors fuel one of the EU’s fastest-growing economies - however development continues to be hampered by corruption and unstable governments.

World Questions comes to Bucharest at an exciting time in the country’s history to discuss the issues that matter to Romanian people – how to end corruption and rural poverty, how to improve education levels, and how to stem the flow of young people leaving the country for better lives abroad.

Anita Anand and a panel of leading politicians and opinion makers debate questions raised by an audience at the ASE University in Bucharest. The panel will include:

Tănase Stamule - Associate Professor at ASE and advisor to Prime Minister Ludovic Orban
Carmen Avram - MEP, Social Democratic Party (PSD)
Mădălina Mocan - Civil society researcher and activist
Dan Turturică - Editor and journalist

BBC World Questions is a series of international events created in partnership with the British Council.

(Photo: The Palace of the Parliament seen from Constitution Square in Bucharest, Credit: Laszlo Szirtesi/Getty Images)

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53 minutes

Last on

Sun 15 Dec 2019 12:06GMT

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  • Sat 14 Dec 2019 19:06GMT
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  • Sun 15 Dec 2019 12:06GMT