Romanian PM Assuages UK's Immigration Fears

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Bulgaria: Romanian PM Assuages UK's Immigration Fears Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta. Photo by EPA/BGNES

Romanian PM Victor Ponta has assured Britain that his compatriots will not rush to the country once labor market restrictions are lifted at the end of 2013.

"Our people are, by far, our most valuable, cherished and significant resource. And we will do our utmost to keep them in the country," Ponta said in an article for The Times newspaper.

"For all the work that is to be done in this country we need every brain and every pair of hands available."

"This is why Britain can rest assured: Romania needs its workers. They will not rush to Britain come January 1 2014. They will be busy developing their own country."

Ponta stated that he was "rather perplexed" by the recent uproar regarding the "imminent Romanian invasion of the UK".

The Romanian Prime Minister has also pointed out that Romanian workers are likely to focus on countries other than the UK.

His comments come after migration campaigners claimed that as many as 250,000 Romanians and Bulgarians are set to arrive in Britain.

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