Skip to comments.The Spaniards emigrated to Belgium, "a burden" to the system
Posted on 03/17/2014 9:26:41 AM PDT by managusta
One of the cases affected by the expulsion of Belgium is the Donaire Fatima (Jaén, 1984), Bachelor of Fine Arts, who came to Belgium in November 2010 to practice for five months in a graphic design studio, a scholarship program Eurydice.
When the fellowship ended, Donaire told Efe that decided to stay in Belgium to learn French and find work. At the same time, asked one of the social assistance in Belgium to people who do not have sufficient resources are granted and that allowed him to receive 525 euros a month to pay for accommodation.
During a year, the Andalusian worked as a waitress, but although her work was declared to social security she still received social assistance, until she received a letter with the order that within 30 days that she had to leave the country for being a burden on the system.
In Belgium European expulsions have increased from about 300 in 2010 to 2,000 in 2012 to overcome, since the Belgian authorities cross-agency data.
"This has revealed that many Europeans have been abusing the system, we were putting the finger on it. It is a system that was not working," said Ernould.
Donaire says it received a "derogatory treatment" at the town hall where he went to receive the letter and where she returned her Belgian identity card.
Through a Belgian lawyer who presented evidence that during her stay she was no longer looking for work, and she had also done a course to become child cheerleader in schools.
Thanks to that, and above all, to find work last June in a public school in Ixelles (Brussels), avoided expulsion.
"I feel cheated, I feel that we have told a big lie with Europe, when it is not true, and we are all deceived. Till you do not pass a thing of this kind do not know," he said in an interview with Efe.
Overcome the situation, she explains that to free movement within the European Union "really means that you have money to stay interested, you do not have money and are looking for the life that will come to your country."
The expulsions, said spokeswoman Belgian Aliens Office, are a response to the provisions of European legislation.
"The citizens have the right to go to another EU country and stay up to three months without any obligation or right to seek benefits," says Andreeva, adding that only you can stay up to six months in the country if that person demonstrates that actively seeking work.
After that term, "European citizens have no right to remain in the host Member State, unless they have financial means to support and comprehensive sickness insurance."
I guess Belgium didn’t get Nancy Pelosi’s message that benefits a country to let people who work in the arts or other low paying jobs “find themselves” while being supported by the taxpayer.
After spending 3 weeks in Spain back in 2002, my big question was:
“How do these people work when they party till 3am every night?”
I spent two weeks that exact summer (2002) with my then-fiancee (now my wife) where we noted on an early cab ride to Barcelona airport at 5:00 AM. No one was home yet, it was like noon, everyone was out in the street, partying.
You are correct. Funny, same observation.
Loved Barcelona and Seville.
That much partying would kill someone who had to work for a living.
Is it me or did the person in question alternate from ‘He’ to ‘She’ by paragraph?
typical working hours in Spain are 10am to 8pm, with a 2 hour siesta at 2pm. Then they might go home, have dinner at 9pm, have another siesta, and then go out.
There was a time when I thought that it would be interesting to work a very late shift. This would have allowed me to go visit the night life, then still be able to sleep late before going to work.