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Romania: Centre-stage in Europe, 30 years after Communism (part 2)

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 part two of our show, we take a closer look at concerns that Romania is becoming the waste basket for Western Europe, as well as why so many French medical and veterinary students are headed to the country.