EU warns the Netherlands on Polish deportation plan
Saturday 26 February 2011
Europe’s justice commissioner Viviane Reding has warned the Netherlands that it must respect EU rules on the freedom of movement between member states.
The Telegraaf says the minister was referring to plans by home affairs minister Henk Kamp to deport Polish migrant workers who lose their jobs or cause a public nuisance.
If the Netherlands fails to comply with EU legislation, the commission will make its position ‘loud and clear’, the commissioner said. ‘All member states are equal and the rules are transparent,’ she said.
On Friday, Poland’s ambassador to the Netherlands said recent anti-Polish statements by politicians ‘border on discrimination’.