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Recession threatens public order in Romania

The recession may be easing in some of Europe’s bigger economies, but for many of the countries of Eastern Europe economic woes still loom large.

Weak economic performance in Romania – where gross domestic product shrink by 8.8 per cent in the second quarter of the year – has exacerbated social and political tensions and could prove a stumbling block to Emil Boc, the Romanian prime minister.

Al Jazeera’s David Chater reports from Bucharest, the Romanian capital.


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