Features > Making hay in Transylvania

26 June 2014 | by Michael McCarthy

Making hay in Transylvania

Romania may not boast industrial wealth but it has riches galore in a countryside unsullied by the agribusiness of its new European Union partners. But can its traditional farming methods and abundance of flora and fauna long banished from the fields of Britain continue to thrive? It’s not only people who can be defamed; countries can be defamed as well, sometimes with very few words; and there is no doubt that the widely reported remarks last month by United Kingdom Independence Party leader Nigel Farage that many people would be concerned if a group of men from Romania moved in next door successfully cast an insalubrious light on that unfamiliar land.This was despite Farage’s subsequent semi-apology; for if you know next to nothing about a nation, any controversial comment


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