By Matt Steinglass in Amsterdam
The Financial Times
When Lodewijk Asscher, deputy prime minister of the Netherlands, this month warned that migration from eastern Europe threatened his country’s wages and social welfare policies, he had people like Viktor in mind.
Viktor, who does not want his real name to be published, left his native Bulgaria three years ago to come to the Netherlands. In his home country, Viktor, a logistical engineer, earned EUR 350 a month as head of an emergency response unit at the national railway company. In the Netherlands, he works as a handyman, making up to EUR 100 cash a day – less than his Dutch counterparts – and paying no taxes or social insurance....
I am sick and tired of countries like the UK, France, Germany and the Netherlands doing nothing but b*tching and complaining about Bulgarians and Romanians. You have a problem with us do something about it there are many options. The best option which is mutually beneficial is to kick us out of the EU, which we neither wanted to join, we never wanted to be a part of, and we certainly do not want to a part of it now after it has shown its true colors and intentions, but will anyone actually do that .... no, geopolitical interests are more important, however the arrogance of the EU has gotten to such a point that they aren't even making an effort to make us want to be a part of them, be their allies and helping them instead of .... drumroll .... Russia, actually they are making us want to help Russia because at least the never complained and b*tched about Bulgarians immigrating to Moscow in the days of the cold war, like Western Europe does.
People are rescued by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) from the floods as heavy seas and high tides sweep across Wales, 05 December 2013...
"Hanukkah teaches us how to seek hope instead of despair even in the darkest and most hopeless moments. The miracle of Hanukkah reminds us of age-old Bulgarian virtues of tolerance, hospitability and humaneness. An example of that is the miracle ... read
A husband comes home late in the night. His wife starts yelling at him:
“Where the heck have you been?”