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Increased fees for residency permits were also part of the 2010 political pact with Wilders. Any sensible person would have known it would never have held at the EU-level. We'll see if the fees will be quickly and silently dropped; it wouldn't surprise me too much, the Dutch government has already built up too much political debt in Brussels.
by Nomad on Fri Apr 27th, 2012 at 04:49:51 AM EST
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Increased fees for residency permits were also part of the 2010 political pact with Wilders.

The ruling was, however, based on the pre-Wilders levels, which were at that level at least back to 2008 from what I could find. Were they raised sometime between introduction and 2010, or was it €830 max from the start? (I do remember that the fees were one point of criticism when the mandatory tests were introduced, but I wonder whether the EU's 'excessive and disproportionate' judgement applies to the original levels.)

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Fri Apr 27th, 2012 at 05:22:10 AM EST
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