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These days there is much talk of human rights of the poor Gypsies, first expelled from Italy and then from France. In a previous post I alluded to the headlong enlargement of EU towards the East, and how a lot of States, that did not meet the economic criteria for accession, -in particular those of existence of a functioning market economy and the capacity to cope with competitive pressure and market forces within the Union-, were admitted despite these deficiencies, longing these “little problems” were remedied by the mere fact of being invited to eat at the rich coutries’ table.

Suddenly economic crisis arises and all come down. Poor members of 2004 and 2007- date of the recent enlargements- are poorer now, comparatively, but unlike years before such enlargements, the poor wander around Schengen Area like sleepwalkers, desiring to be fed with the crumbs which the Union did not offer in their own countries.

It is too late. France must support the Romanian Gypsies in its territory and focus on investing in Romania, if not it should not have accepted so rash enlargements!!

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