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Romania: Country in southeastern Europe
Romania is a country located at the crossroads of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe. It borders with Bulgaria to the south, Ukraine to the north, Hungary to the west, Serbia to the southwest, and Moldova to the east and has its opening to the Black sea. It has a predominantly temperate-continental climate. With a total area of 238,397 square kilometres, Romania is the 12th-largest country in Europe and the 7th most populous member state of the European Union, having approximately 20 million inhabitants. Its capital and largest city is Bucharest. Other major urban areas include: Cluj-Napoca, Timișoara, Iași, Constanța, Craiova, Brașov, and Galați.


Coronavirus crisis reopens Schengen debate for Romania, Croatia and Bulgaria [Video]

Coronavirus crisis reopens Schengen debate for Romania, Croatia and Bulgaria

Coronavirus crisis reopens Schengen debate for Romania, Croatia and Bulgaria

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Charter flights of vegetable pickers from Eastern Europe ‘will bring experience’ [Video]

Charter flights of vegetable pickers from Eastern Europe ‘will bring experience’

Charter flights bringing Romanian fruit and vegetable pickers to the UK will help ensure there are experienced workers alongside new UK recruits, the British Growers Association has suggested. Up to..

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Fruit and veg pickers arrive from Romania to help UK demand [Video]

Fruit and veg pickers arrive from Romania to help UK demand

Fruit and vegetable pickers are being flown from Romania to the UK to keep up with demand. An air charter company said it has arranged for a flight to bring up to 180 Eastern European farm workers to..

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