European Union member states must be free to decide themselves how many Poles and other east Europeans they allow into their country, said Socialist Party leader Jan Marijnissen during a tv interview on Wednesday evening.
Marijnissen warned that the arrival of east European workers to the Netherlands could result in problems similar to those of immigrant workers from Turkey and Morocco over the past decades.
The EU’s policy of allowing the free movement of workers within the Union is largely in the interest of business but leads to problems in poor neighbourhoods, he is reported to have said.
A possible solution could be quotas per EU country or the re-introduction of work permits, he told the Pauw & Witteman current affairs show.
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