The corruption and poverty that encourage Romanians to migrate leave the country depleted of energy and hope

Romanians are now the second largest group of non-British nationals in the UK, following Poles. More than 400,000 Romanians live in the UK, more than double the number before 2014, when restrictions on the UK labour market lifted (seven years after Romania joined the European Union).

Nevertheless, in spite of these numbers, Romanians are not out to “flood” the UK. They are leaving their county in hordes, moving to wherever there is an opportunity. In Italy and Spain (Latin countries with similar languages), Romanians have been the largest group of non-nationals for a while.

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