December 31, 2013
On 1 January all remaining restrictions on Bulgarian and Romanian workers to the EU will be lifted. Seven years after the accession of these countries to the Union, the last remaining older EU states that have not yet lifted these restrictions, including France, Belgium and Great Britain, are under legal obligation to do so.
What will happen? Mayhem? Apocalypsis? In any case this is what UK Prime Minister David Cameron expects, if you believe his words. He recently announced that Romanians and Bulgarians would not be entitled to the same social benefits as other Europeans in Britain.
Others believe that Cameron knows perfectly well that the problem will not arise. But he will continue to make noises, hoping to make sure that the populist radicals, such as the Independence Party (UKIP), would not enjoy exclusive rights in exploiting the issue in the wake of European elections in May 2014 and the UK […]