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Romania hits back against British anti-immigration campaign

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Tabloids scream that opening the British border to Romanians will have them stealing our jobs, money and women, economists tout the benefits, historians note the continual movement of the human race. The U.K. government considered launching an anti-immigration campaign entitled "You won't like it here," and Romania fights back.

The winner of an Asia advertising festival AdStars, Romanian newspaper Gândul created its own cheeky take on criticism of the EU's decision, titled "We May Not Like Britain, But You'll Love Romania." It may not be enough to dispel ill-will over the border opening, but might entice tourists to the Eastern European country on the back of negative press and campaigns. 
A selection of the adverts are displayed below.
 Image credit: Gandul.Info

— By on January 21, 2014, 4:59 AM PST

Charlie Osborne

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Charlie Osborne is a freelance journalist and photographer based in London. In addition to SmartPlanet, she also writes for business technology website ZDNet and consumer technology site CNET. She holds a degree in medical anthropology from the University of Kent. Follow her on Twitter. Disclosure