Monday, June 09, 2008

Well, at least we know that we are not discriminating in favor of our own citizens...

Kirbasova's daughter turned out to be a Finnish citizen. Which means that her best bet at living with, and taking care of, her mother, is to move to Sweden and bring her mother there. Our lawmakers in their infinite wisdom wrote an Aliens act that makes it easier for any other EU-citizen (plus citizens of Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Lichtenstein) to bring family members than for a Finnish citizen.

But that's not all: the Swedes have apparently done the same. So while it makes sense for Kirbasova's family to move to Sweden, the Swedes who happen to be in the same situation should all come here.

I've always known that the EU is all for the mobility of its citizens, but I didn't expect its member states to go about it quite that forcefully.

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