Analysis 11 Sep 15

Europe’s Refugee Quota Plan Dismays Romania

Romania’s leaders oppose the plan to impose mandatory quotas of migrantson member states – and many ordinary people seem to agree with them.

Marian Chiriac

By any measure, the Fundeni neighborhood in eastern Bucharest is a grim place to live. Dilapidated doorways and rust-stained windows dominate the buildings and houses in the run-down area.

One of Romania’s six reception centres for refugees is located here. Locals see the four-storey block of apartments built over 30 years ago as a home for the unwanted and for those whose futures lie in the hands of Interior Ministry.

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