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Commenting article: German CSU Member Seeks Return of Visas for Bulgarians, Romanians

Wilfried Scharnagl from Germany's Christian Social Union (CSU) has argued for an urgent reinstatement of the visa regime in order to stop a flood of poor immigrant Roma families from Bulgaria and Romania.

According to reports of Die Welt, the issue was brought up after the German Association of Cities sounded the alarm that the cities and municipalities would not be able to deal with the consequences of increased immigration of impoverished Roma families.

Speaking during a program of ARD TV on Tuesday evening on the topic "Poverty immigrants: Is Germany overwhelmed?", Scharnagl, as cited by Die Welt, used the discussion to settle the bill with the EU as a whole.

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mattbg - 27 Feb 2013 // 15:39:45

no vitriolic rage from the Bulgarians? no "Germans out of Bulgaria" campaign?

is this because they didn't go down the politically correct route of saying they're worried about a general influx from Bulgaria and Romania, and instead went for the jugular and simply targeted the gypsies?

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madoods - 28 Feb 2013 // 10:01:27

But Germany was the country (together with France) which wanted EU enlargement and which insisted that there should be open borders between countries and that richer countries should shoulder the burden of poorer countries. Or did they anticipate that they could shuffle all the unwanted citizens of the EU to Britain?

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