Thursday, August 22, 2013

Minister: Protect Dutch Workers against Invasion from Eastern Europe

Dutch Minister of Social Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher and English publicist David Goodhart, have jointly written an article in which they claim that the European Union has to deal with the extreme problems the Free Movement of Workers in Europe cause. The work and income of European workers is threatened by Eastern European newcomers who are used to much lower salaries and do not yet know the welfare state. In the past, Asscher has written to the Dutch Parliament: “There are limits to what a society can tolerate. The absorption capacity is not unlimited. In order to prevent unlimited immigration, a restrictive migration policy is necessary also insofar as new countries which join the EU are concerned.”

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