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|Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:55 am Post subject: DUTCH WANT TOTHROW OUT MIGRANT POLES, SO DO WE
|Dutch want to throw out migrant Poles who can't find a job
Migrants out of work for three months 'should be kicked out of the country'
Tenfold increase in Poles in four years in Holland
By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 7:48 AM on 5th July 2011
Holland is on a collision course with the EU over a threat to deport Poles and other Eastern Europeans who cannot find work.
Ministers in the Hague also want to withhold migrants’ state benefits if they don’t speak Dutch.
Brussels fears that other countries experiencing an influx of jobseekers from member states might be tempted to copy the Netherlands’ threat, even though such a move would breach EU laws.
Dutch social affairs minister Henk Kamp (left) believes that Poles who have not been able to find work should be kicked out of the country. Poland's economic affairs minister Waldemar Pawlak (right) said the Dutch plans were 'worrying'
Dutch social affairs minister Henk Kamp has presented proposals to expel Polish and other Eastern European nationals who are without work for three months and have little prospect of finding any.
He also plans to withhold welfare benefits from those who have not learned Dutch.
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The moves are likely to breach rules protecting freedom of work and movement for people within the EU.
Holland has about 200,000 migrant workers from Eastern Europe. Although this figure is far less than for some other countries – such as the million-plus who have come to Britain since Eastern European accession to the EU in 2004 – the number is growing rapidly.
Poland's European affairs minister Mikolaj Dowgielewicz says there have been 'robust talks' with the Netherlands on the plan
Poland’s economic affairs minister Waldemar Pawlak called the Dutch plans ‘worrying’, adding: ‘This development is dangerous and could lead to the collapse of the European system of freedom of movement.’
Poland’s European affairs minister Mikolaj Dowgielewicz said there have been ‘robust talks’ with the Netherlands on the proposals.
Poland took over the presidency of the EU last Friday for the next six months.
Europe’s justice commissioner Viviane Reding has warned the Netherlands that it ‘must respect EU rules on the freedom of movement between member states’. If the Netherlands fails to comply with EU legislation, the commission will make its position ‘loud and clear’, she said. ‘All member states are equal and the rules are transparent,’ she added.
All people within the EU have a right to freedom of movement and work as long as they are either working or are self-sufficient in funding.
The accession countries partially enjoyed these rights after 2004, and have fully done so since the end of the ‘transition’ period in May this year.
This means it is likely to be illegal for Holland to carry out the proposals, particularly those which relate to language requirements.
While countries like Britain have rigidly stuck to EU laws and directives, other nations have been less circumspect on doing so, and in many cases go unpunished.
A Polish woman is shown picking strawberries in Holland. The number of Poles in The Netherlands has increased tenfold in four years
Other than receiving a rebuke from the European Commission, they could eventually be dragged through the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg – which could take many years.
Poland’s ambassador to the Netherlands said recent anti-Polish statements by politicians there ‘border on discrimination’.
There is a growing discontent with labour migrants in the Netherlands, where Poles are accused misusing the social benefit system.
In 2007 there were 20,000 Poles there, now there are close to 200,000, according to figures from the Polish Embassy in the country.
The rise has prompted a number of factories in the Netherlands to use Polish to communicate, with signs written in the language as well as the hiring of Polish managerial staff.
Brilliant idea. Good work Netherlands. Also, 'This development is dangerous and could lead to the collapse of the European system of freedom of movement.' GOOD.
We will dot the same here and chuck out the rest of the foreigners as well, as a point of interest how many foreigners worked on the Olympics down in London and how many Brits?
Speaking to a man who has been working there it appears to be of 90% foreigners and the rest Brits.
It is the UK agencies who are doing it, shut them all down and make the firms interview people and give them real jobs like they use to, we would do this at once and get out of the EU at the same time.
Work problem solved.