A Romanian village feels the country’s emigration pain
The name of the village means “the return” — but these days people aren’t coming back.
Like many other Romanians, people from the village of Întorsura started moving abroad soon after communist rule ended. In the early 1990s, local young people went to work in Italy, where language and weather are similar.
Since Romania joined the EU just over a decade ago, the departures have intensified, with many people from Întorsura now living and working in Italy, the U.K. and Germany.
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