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UK's Conservative Party considers introducing visa control to prevent an influx of immigrants from some European Union countries, a move that would challenge one of the fundamental principles of the bloc.

In an interview with The Sunday Times, Home Secretary Theresa May has stated that the EU's freedom of movement directive, which guarantees the right of its 500 million citizens to travel freely within the EU, should be reviewed.

May is concerned that EU expansion and unfettered freedom to travel could lead to big levels of economic migration.

Visas could be introduced for migrants from some countries while others will be able to come to Britain freely.

As The Sunday Times has reminded, labor market restrictions for Bulgarians and Romanians are lifted next year and experts have predicted an influx of jobseekers as a result.

According to May, Foreign Secretary William Hague's strategic review of the UK's relationship with the EU would look at immigration controls.

"We are looking at this whole area of the abuse of the freedom of movement. But we will go further on this, and the issue of free movement will be part of the review," she said.

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#42
sa-sha - 22 Oct 2012 // 17:28:59

Look, Seedy, I'm not the warrior (esp. when a lady is concerned), so,
let me merely to expose that very lady (not "Seedy", sure, what "Seedy", who the F*ck is "Seedy"?) idiocy to the common rewiew:
"Proud" to be Russian - on what grounds, pray tell?"-----and I would
reply to that lady-not to "Seedy", sure, what on earth "Seedy"-look,
Lady, You are the obvious конченая блядь [~"a horse' excrement"].
And I'm right here. Sorry all those who read it, sorry.

#41
sa-sha - 22 Oct 2012 // 17:01:45

Right You are, DP. Accepted (apart from "lol"). Forgive me.

#40
Seedy - 22 Oct 2012 // 14:50:41

"I am proud that I am Russian. Simple. Best."

And THAT is exactly why no one has any respect for you Russkis. "Proud" to be Russian - on what grounds, pray tell? At least you're honest when you claim to be simple.... ;)

#39
DP - 21 Oct 2012 // 18:45:55

sa-sha, I am glad that you are joyful and perky this morning, but this does not bid well for me. You are much nicer when inebriated...

Finding enjoyment in sorrow is a Slavic trait, not just “those Russians'’”. Since you did not appreciate my sentiment in wishing you enjoyment, I take my words back. Be as miserable as you want in your sorrow...lol

#38
sa-sha - 21 Oct 2012 // 16:57:31

Nothing to "temper", Viking, simply nothing. I'm not against American
people, I'm against-and strongly against-modern USA' leaders politics.
"Russia is our enemy №1"---do You-as an American-like it? Still almost
half (if not more) Americans are for Romney. Fact. And good floor for meditations, right? And then: who "ask for respect for Russians", Viking? Russians is a great-as any other, btw-nation. And I don't "ask"
but I am proud that I am Russian. Simple. Best.

#37
viking - 21 Oct 2012 // 16:25:34

sa-sha

When you ask for respect for Russians, their history and culture, you should temper your anti-west (esp the USA) posts.

It is the people that are to blame throughout the world for allowing these leaders to make fools of of us

I am really happy this election cycle that the anti-Bama and pro liberals have left us alone to discuss what is going on in Bulgaria and and not the exercise in futility that elections have become

#36
sa-sha - 21 Oct 2012 // 13:01:22

.....Good-morrow, good-morrow!
Hi, my Joy, bye, my Sorrow!
You are wise as serpents, DP, but let me-with all my dove harmlessness-remark that just "Potyomkin Villages" is the idiom (or
"popular cliché") and when You (or me) write: "Remember Potemkin villages?", You point at somebody' intention-BG communist leaders' in this particular case- to deceive outside people, i.e.~ "bad guys they were/are, those commies!" ;-) Commies only, not Potyomkin! But when You write " Remember Potemkin showing Russia to Catherina the Great?", You-nolens volens-unite Potyomkin with those guys. Poor
prince. What if to be a bit more respectful towards the past, even if it is the past of "those Russians". A mere respect, "this is a good thing". Though, as a non-Russian, you are free to spit on it, and spit "superbly"...

http://russify.ru/uploads/posts/2012-03/1332860724_07.jpg

#35
Skin-flicks - 21 Oct 2012 // 12:45:08

What a load of rubbish you all talk! Yeah, some sensible opinions but in general most of you put your mouths into motion before engaging the brain - unless all the nonsense spoken here are from Bulgarians alone!

#34
Chushki - 21 Oct 2012 // 11:56:51

Seedy, the neo-Nazi and the rest of his pseudo-intellectual ilk should f*ck off back to Paraguay where they will be received with open arms.

#33
DP - 20 Oct 2012 // 21:47:40

"Potyomkin Villages" ("Remember Potemkin showing Russia to Catherina the Great?") is nothing else but a historical myth............”

It does not matter if it is a myth or not, sa-sha. Take it as a popular cliché that saves us lengthy explanation in making a point.

On your question: “What are we all living for, people... “
This is a very good question, my dear sa-sha. A proposition (in the form of another cliché): each one has to decide for himself. Meanwhile, keep on listening to music and enjoy your sorrow. As a Russian you should be doing that superbly. And this is a good thing…

#32
sa-sha - 20 Oct 2012 // 20:21:05

Yes, it's bad to be so drunk as I am now...still hope that DP knows:
"Potyomkin Villages" ("Remember Potemkin showing Russia to Catherina the Great?") is nothing else but a historical myth............

And this night I'm under the idiotically genius music, do listen:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfwyfUBr6iw

What are we all living for, people...

#31
swift - 19 Oct 2012 // 22:32:25

This thread has really got out of hand. I think that everyone should calm down now. I got very upset when I read the comments of Anastasia and I honestly thought that he/she was a Bulgarian saying these things about us expats who just want to live in this country and enjoy the life, peacefully with all the lovely people that we know. On a personal level, I love my life here and do not think that I am above anyone else either financially, morally, intellectually or any other way. We live each day as a new day with all our friends as a part of the community. I feel that Anastasia has some serious personal issues that really he/she should not pass on to "normal" people like us. I hope that I have not offended anyone with what I have said and I really do hope that many of the Bulgarian people will look past the bad people that have come here to see that we are really not all the same... Have a good night x

#30
DP - 19 Oct 2012 // 21:55:30

“Prior to 1989 when Eastern Europe wanted freedom, liberty, democracy; when the regime was that of 'control'; when everyone had work and money in their pockets and food upon their tables; when many people had more than they have now but thought the grass was greener; when the villages were full of life - no one thought the changes they wanted were to be so grave that they now have to lay down to die because they have no money for medical treatment or medicines.”

Utopia described by a Brit who came to do business with the communists in Bulgaria and was given the red carpet treatment all western foreigners got (mind you not many bothered to come ). Remember Potemkin showing Russia to Catherina the Great?

“Now, speaking from my own experience (and all my Bulgarian friends and employees will tell you the same), I personally don't have a problem with any race, creed, religion, language or colour of skin. “

What the hell all this litany of virtues is supposed to mean, Hutch? In the absence of any discussions relating to the race, creed, religion, language and colour of skin of Bulgarians it all smells of „гузен негонен бега”. But of course you are 100% right that all your employs and Bulgarian friends will vouch for you. You don’t have even to ask; Bulgarians know how to treat foreigners they depend on: with ATITUDE , just as you said... ;)

#29
Hutch - 19 Oct 2012 // 20:23:43

Ooohhhh sa-sha,

Harsh...

Ask yourself why there are still restrictions on Bulgarians and Romanians.
ATTITUDE.

Prior to 1989 when Eastern Europe wanted freedom, liberty, democracy; when the regime was that of 'control'; when everyone had work and money in their pockets and food upon their tables; when many people had more than they have now but thought the grass was greener; when the villages were full of life - no one thought the changes they wanted were to be so grave that they now have to lay down to die because they have no money for medical treatment or medicines.

Yes, I have seen many changes over my 25 years in BG but I see also they have been the result of the populous being independent without unison, without all voicing the same words. The Bulgarians have shackled themselves and only many generations of sincerity or a civil war will change things for the better.

Always there have been the 'black-marketeers' and corruption but it is worse now - and worse because it is done in the open.
Everyone wants to reap the harvest but no one wants to plough the fields! ATTITUDE!

Now, speaking from my own experience (and all my Bulgarian friends and employees will tell you the same), I personally don't have a problem with any race, creed, religion, language or colour of skin. I am also in favour of anyone living where the hell they want, providing they can support themselves without reverting to crime! Bear in mind, shit sticks.

#28
sa-sha - 19 Oct 2012 // 19:20:48

To compare: "All ghosts (Brits, for example) are divided into Pederas*s (male) and Whores (female)! Pederas*s/whores-class citizens in their own stinking country that likes both..."
and "... I would be ashamed to say I was Bulgarian even if I was! Cattle-class citizens in countries that don't want you..."
The different words, the same spirit. Spirit of Big Hatred. Who gave
us the right to spit-and to spit so easily-on the whole peoples, on the whole nations. Shame, shame on me, shame on any normal person,
but not on Hutch. No shame on microbe. Dixi.

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