Romanians in Wales are anxious about their future in the United Kingdom after Brexit
Romanians in Wales are anxious about their future in the United Kingdom after Brexit. The fear is justified by the plans of many companies to move to the Continent and also by the increasing number of cases of xenophobia – says Romanian-born journalist Florina Dobos, who lives in Wales. Most of Romanians in Wales fear that they will lose their jobs or they will receive lower wages after Brexit. Many international companies, such as Nissan, have asked for government guarantees so as to continue their investments in the United Kingdom – as a BBC analysis reveals. Other companies, such as Tata Steel, may close down their production units in Wales. Another concern is increasing levels of xenophobia. According to BBC, the number of crimes caused by xenophobia which were recorded in Wales and England increased by 41% compared to 2015. (RADIO ROMANIA reports)
Romania’s new Government led by Sorin Grindeanu will have 27 members
Romania’s new Government led by Sorin Grindeanu will have 27 members and eight of the ministers will be women. The list of candidates for a post in executive was announced by Social Democratic Party (PSD) and Liberal Democratic Alliance (ALDE) leaders. If the parliament passes the vote, the future executive will have two deputy prime ministers and two ministers delegates. Sevil Shhaideh, previously rejected by President Klaus Iohannis for the post of Prime Minister, could become one of the two deputy prime ministers. Now she has been nominated to lead an important ministry, which will include Regional Development, Public Administration and European Funds. The government team could include very young people without ministerial experience, but also a few politicians with many years of experience behind, like Teodor Melescanu and Peter Daea.
From opposition, representatives of the National Liberal Party (PNL) and the Save Romania Union (USR) have announced that they will vote against the government’s investiture, as they claim that the government team would be made up by interest groups and people willing to compromise. (RADIO ROMANIA reports)
Spontaneous protest in the Jiu Valley
Spontaneous protest in the Jiu Valley: at Lupeni Coal Mine miners on the first shift refused to resume work this morning and they are protesting in the hall call. They are dissatisfied with the situation of the Hunedoara Energy Complex (CEH). Leaders of Mount Union are at the site to try to mediate the spontaneous protest. Hunedoara Energy Complex (CEH) is in a critical condition and all its accounts are blocked. A court decision on the insolvency of the company is expected, considered the only solution for activity continuity. (RADIO ROMANIA reports).