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Is Madrid turning its back on Romanian immigrants?

It's yet another blow to the supposed right to free movement within the European Union. Spain has been allowed by the EU to restrict its job market to Romanian workers. Madrid says it has to do this as it struggles with the highest unemployment in the EU. The number of Romanians in Spain has quadrupled in the last five years to more than 800,000, but now many of them feel ostracized and unfairly singled out.