Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
What do you do about genuinely dirt poor entrant countries such Bulgaria ? A friend of mine is a teacher there and she earns 150 euros a month. She has to meet all her costs from that. And even in Bulgaria that's barely a living wage. So what would happen if the country started paying people who were unemployed similar amounts. Plus BG doens't want to acknowledge its roma population at all, so this would force a crisis of recognition the country can't afford.

Unless the EU has a way of fixing the systemic corruption in the country of course ? And if they do, why don't they do it for Italy as well ?

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Oct 7th, 2008 at 09:34:58 AM EST

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