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EU warns Denmark about instituting border checks
AP/Yahoo ^ | 5/13/11

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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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: border; checks; denmark; eu; instituting; warns
That's what they get for ceding their sovereignty.
1 posted on 05/13/2011 9:12:04 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

When you make a deal with the Devil always read the fine print.


2 posted on 05/13/2011 9:19:01 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (osama gets 72 virgins. We get 72 versions...)
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To: markomalley

Last one out of the EU, please turn out the lights.


3 posted on 05/13/2011 9:43:00 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: RightGeek; All

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 .


4 posted on 05/13/2011 9:49:59 AM PDT by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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To: markomalley
I don't recall the bullies of Brussels reacting this way when France closed its borders with Italy to keep african riff-raff out. I guess there are two sets of rules in the EU--one for the big boys and one for the little guys.
5 posted on 05/13/2011 9:53:43 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: markomalley

Why does Brussels wield so much power? Aren’t the countries independent or are they subservient to a higher body, always without question?


6 posted on 05/13/2011 10:40:31 AM PDT by rawhide
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