Sorana Stanescu has worked for the Romanian press and for BBC TV's flagship investigative show, Panorama.
She completed her postgraduate studies in the UK, receiving a distinction in journalism from the London College of Communications. She is writing about Romanian and Bulgarian migrant workers in the EU.
Job restrictions have left Romanian and Bulgarian construction workers underpaid and vulnerable to exploitation, a BIRN investigation reveals.
Finding work during a recession typically takes time and effort. For some, however, the search for employment can end up costing more than its worth.