PRI: Romania faces a rush of migrant boats as smugglers test new routes to Europe

Romania has largely avoided the refugee crisis in Europe, but tightening borders have seen smugglers test the Black Sea route, which is not so new but quite underused.

Read the report HERE

PS. In World War Two, an overloaded Jewish refugee boat that disembarked from Romania across the Black Sea to Palestine was denied entry to numerous ports by Europeans, dragged sinking into the water by Ottomans, and then torpedoed by Russians. There was one survivor who took years to tell his story. It is largely considered the most deadly civilian maritime disaster of WW2, for more read this.

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