CALAFAT, Romania, Feb 9- O utside a clothing factory in Calafat in southern Romanian early one morning, hundreds of workers crowd around makeshift stalls to stock up on snacks and drinks for their shift. But even inside the European Union- in Romania and Bulgaria particularly- workers can endure poverty-level wages, long hours and arduous conditions to make...» Read More
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