Skip to comments.Romania – EU: Who Needs Who?
Posted on 10/09/2006 7:17:56 PM PDT by Panerai
Apparently, the officials of the West-European states dont take into account the opinions of the people in their countries (which form the actual electorate) as far as the Romanian adherence is concerned, despite the fact that the polls show an extraordinary reluctance of these people towards the Romanians and the Bulgarians. It seems that the West-European leaders put the Romanians in front of their electorate.
Nothing falser! Actually, the West-European leaders take the interest of their countries very seriously. The thing is they see the long-term consequences, but not the immediate effect. The Romanians are not a threat for the jobs of the Occidental workforce and not even the ones that accept the lowest payments dont ruin the scaffolding of the social privileges obtained by this almost aristocratic workforce. On the contrary, the Romanians, together with other East-Europeans, cover the extremely great workforce deficit in the West, which is supposed to reach 30 million people in the next 10 years. Moreover, they are white, Christian and dont wear bombs around their bellies.
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Romania doesnt have an alternative for the EU, but the EU needs Romania as well. Is Romania ready for the European club? Is Romania ready for this change? These are wrong questions, because no one is actually interested in these things!
Although the basic tenor of this article hits the point perfectly, Romania and Bulgaria have much left to do to develop their rotten systems into something that is compatible to societies in old and new Europe. Therefore fast change is nessecary. Personally I was in favor to put on more European pressure on both countries to accelerate their reforms. Those reforms are not only in the common interest of Europe but also in the well understood own interest of Romania and Bulgaria.
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Still, one has to wonder about the "social privileges obtained by this almost aristocratic workforce" and the realization that Capitalism does not mix well with socialism. More importantly the fact that the cheaper products from Asia are the direct result of a labor force that enjoys no almost no social privilege when compared to Western Europe. The part about no bombs being strapped to their bellies is just icing on the cake.