UK May Introduce Visas for Bulgarians, Romanians

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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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EDC - 25 Jul 2014 // 08:55:30

Does the FORM/PAPERWORK that a foreign person wishing to apply for RESIDENCE in Bulgaria has to sign still have the wording to say they will NOT BE A BURDEN ON THE STATE AND HAVE THE FINANCIAL MEANS TO BE FREE FROM STATE HELP OF ANY KIND DURING THERE TIME OF RESIDENCY ?
Or have the forms and paperwork changed ?

EDC - 25 Jul 2014 // 08:48:41

Freedom of movement around the EU no problem at all ,
But do not expect to live from BENEFITS
If you leave your home country to live in any other country your entitlement to benefit should be upheld BUT AT THE LEVEL EQUIVALENT TO WHAT YOU WOULD RECEIVE FROM YOUR HOME COUNTRY .
If you wish to live in another country you should show that you can support yourself for at least TWO FULL YEARS or have a JOB to go to at which point the employer should sign to say that they will employ you for a minimum of TWO years .
Absolutely no one should be permitted to enter any country TO BECOME A BURDEN ON THAT STATE .

EDC - 25 Jul 2014 // 08:36:13

I think it is a wonderful idea the UK should expect anyone from around the world to apply for a visa to enter the country and they should even give them away FREE ?

Even then i would not wish to go there and perhaps if the young people of the eastern world understood it is not so GREAT they would not go .

BulgarBoy - 24 Jul 2014 // 21:36:02

This is an old thread I know but the visa thing has not happened and we all know it never will. It's also stupid to expect British people to require visas, just ridiculous.

Here's what Quest Bulgaria say about moving to Bulgaria from UK

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.

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

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

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.... ;)

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

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.

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


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

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 clich?") 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"...

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!

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.

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 clich? 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 clich?): 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…

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:

What are we all living for, people...

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