ROMANIA: DISASTROUS FLOODS
An episode from the series EARTH ON EDGE
Romania, member of the EU since 2007, is struggling to find its place within the European family. Moreover, this country of 20 million inhabitants faces a real climate crisis. According to the UN, Romania is one of the most exposed European countries to natural hazards and climate change. Every year, torrential rains hit the country, causing floods that are going increasingly violent. Seismic activity can also wreak havoc, as in 1977, when an earthquake killed 1,500 people.