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UK media is 'racist', claims Romanian foreign ministry

The Romanian Foreign Ministry has criticised some UK media coverage as being "racist" towards Romanians.

Ministry spokesperson Brandusa Predescu also disputed claims that there would be an "invasion" of migrants to Britain, stating that the UK was "not the preferred destination for Romanians."

Ms Predescu told BBC Radio 5 live's Phil Mackie: "We now see headlines that sometimes are really close to racist remarks, xenophobic remarks... we do not accept it."

However Bob Satchwell, the executive director of the society of editors, said the accusations were "nonsense" and that the papers reflected their readers views.

  • 31 Dec 2013
  • From the section Europe
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