keithisco Posted July 1, 2013 #26 Share Posted July 1, 2013 I think I should point out that there are employment restrictions placed on Croatian Citizens (after accession) based on on the 2+3+2 rule: an initial limit of 2 years followed by another 3 and a further 2 years but with justified reason. In fairness, Croatia can also apply the same rules to all EU Nations that apply these rules. Essentially it comes down to this: France, UK, Germany, Italy the Netherlands, Belgium , Spain, Luxembourg and several others, will apply restrictions. So there is no immediate threat of mass migration from Croatia. Highly qualified candidates will have no restrictions placed on them. Give Stevewinn his credit though... prior to the 1984 enlargement the EU was on track both Industrially and Financially to be a major force in the World. BUT... the EU was never solely about monetary gain for any specific Nation, it was always envisaged, even at its inception, as a Political Union of European Democracies. Where it has failed is allowing nascent Democracies, who do not have Democratic principles at its very heart, entry into a wider Union where democracy has a much broader and accepted place in the psyche of the people (I include Spain and Greece in these). I believe the UK has actually outgrown the EU, and as such should withdraw with grace... it has sufficient contacts around the World to still be successful, it has the Commonwealth of Nations to trade with, and of course re-entry into EFTA. There might be a couple of difficult years when the EU raises huge tarrifs against UK imports, but then, the WTO would cry "Foul" and trade would normalise again. For myself, I am an EU Proponent (no surprise there) with no aignst against Croatia at all, but with severe and strong opposition to Romania and Albania (they have been a blight on Spain). 2 Top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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