Skip to comments.EU warns Denmark about instituting border checks
Posted on 05/13/2011 9:12:02 AM PDT by markomalley
The European Union is warning Denmark its plans for customs checks may violate EU law and the Schengen free travel agreement.
Jose Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission, telephoned Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen Friday morning, then followed up with a letter saying the commission had "grave concerns" that Denmark's plan would hinder the smooth functioning of Europe's single market.
Member countries may not institute systematic border checks. They can sometimes institute spot checks, but Barroso wrote that the country must demonstrate that the measures are necessary. Denmark says the checks are needed to fight cross-border crime and tax evasion.
Barroso said the commission "will take all necessary steps" to enforce the law.
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When you make a deal with the Devil always read the fine print.
Last one out of the EU, please turn out the lights.
So what are the Euroweenies in Brussels Belgium gonna do INVADE? I say keep on with the borber checks Denmark & when some suit from Brussels shows up show the bozo the “Right foot of good fellowship “ ie kick the bastards ass back across the borber .
Why does Brussels wield so much power? Aren’t the countries independent or are they subservient to a higher body, always without question?