We have all heard of Green papers and White papers, but what the hell are non-papers and position papers?
Ask the Dutch, because they have just submitted some to the EU on their proposed policy of kicking out anyone (especially EU citizens) who make “disproportionate claims” on the social benefit system in the Netherlands, or who have committed “very serious or repeated offences”.
The Hague submitted a ‘non-paper’ to its EU partners regarding proposed changes to Dutch immigration legislation that are officially aimed at “achieving a stronger, safer and more prosperous Europe”.
The non-paper remains a confidential document, but the Dutch government has published a position paper entitled ‘The Dutch standpoint on EU migration policy‘, which according to sources largely “reflects the spirit of the non-paper”.
Page 7 of the position paper details the Dutch authorities’ plan to expel from the country EU citizens and their family members who make “disproportionate claims” on the social benefit system in the Netherlands, or who have committed “very serious or repeated offences”. (source)
France and Italy closing its borders, now this…. ah the fraternal strength of the EU is beginning to crumble at last… we all knew it was all unsustainable…
and the benefit of this of course is that if the Dutch show the lead, we MUST follow its example and start kicking the abusers out.