Monday

20th Feb 2017

Ticker

UK adverts to warn Romanian and Bulgarian workers

'Please don't come to Britain – it rains and the jobs are scarce and low-paid.' UK ministers are considering launching a negative ad campaign in Romania and Bulgaria to persuade potential immigrants to stay away from the UK when free movement restrictions are lifted next year, reports the Guardian.

Agenda

Pence, Greece and Brexit This WEEK

The US vice-president becomes the first senior Trump administration official to visit EU institutions. Greece's creditors try to break deadlock in talks, and British Lords will debate Brexit.

Analysis

Why Romania erupted in protest

Current anger over corruption laws can be traced back to a night-club fire in 2015, when many died because of lax safety standards. Romanians then realised that corruption can kill.

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