At the end of 2013, Bulgarians and Romanians will gain the same rights to work in the UK and other EU countries, as other EU citizens. In 2007, they gained the right to visa-free travel, when the two countries joined the EU. But there were temporary restrictions on the kind of jobs they could take. Employers had to apply for work permits and migrants for an "accession worker card". Low-skilled workers were restricted to existing quota schemes in the agricultural and food processing sectors. These restrictions will be dropped on 1 January 2014. Bulgarians and Romanians will also be entitled to claim the same benefits and NHS care as other EU citizens. Apart from Britain, eight countries have imposed restrictions of some kind on Romanians and Bulgarians, which will expire at the same time: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Malta, Spain, and The Netherlands. (Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-21523319).
Ministers from the UK for example, draw up plans to impose welfare restrictions when Romanians and Bulgarians are given full travel rights across the EU next year. Romanian and Bulgarian MEPs however, claimed they were being treated as "second-class Europeans" and Britain must act within EU law which says that Romanians and Bulgarians must be treated like all EU citizens from 2014. (Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/01/lib-dems-tories-romanians-bulgarians).
As we can see, Romanians and Bulgarians are seen in a very negative way by many other countries from Europe. This may happen because they don't know the traditions, culture and hospitality of the two countries and rely mostly on headline TV and Internet stories for information that present cases of felonies and misdemeanors.
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