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Romania: Centre-stage in Europe, 30 years after Communism (part 1)

Romania has been through so much since the fall of Ceausescu and Communism in 1989. It has now been an EU member for 12 years and has just held the EU presidency for the first time, but its people remain among the poorest in the bloc. In this programme we explore how corruption scandals have been shaking the government and why well over three million Romanians have left to build a future elsewhere. We find out what this means for them and for the country they left behind.