Fears have been raised over an influx of Romanians into the UK after the country’s president said he could not guarantee its external border to the EU from illegal immigrants. Traian Basescu said that any delay in allowing Romania to join the Schengen agreement would see 271million euros in spending designed to tighten up border security frozen in protest. He claimed Romania had met all the technical requirements to join the agreement, which allows for EU citizens to travel across the Schengen zone without a passport. Mr Basescu said: ‘A delay is discrimination against Romania. Should we sit here like spineless worms as as some seem to suggest, or should we fight for the rights of the 22million Romanians who have the right to respect? ‘Romanians have the right to be in the Schengen zone. ‘The problem is not delaying access to the Schengen zone by several months. The problem is the act of the delay itself and the abuse it represents. ‘Either we are equal partners, or not. Today it happens to Romania and Bulgaria, tomorrow it could happen to any other state.’ He dismissed complaints that Romania had given citizenship to Moldovans. The country granted 5,585 citizenships in 2008, while France gave 137,320, The Netherlands 28,000 and Austria 10,268, according to Eurostat. Romania has set aside 271million euros for EADS security technology to secure its borders this year, but has threatened to suspend the money if there is no fixed term when the country can enter the Schengen zone.
Nota: la Francia in particolare prosegue quindi con una politica discriminatoria verso la Romania, trattandola come un partner inferiore, offendendola sui media nazionali e imponendole di stipulare vantaggiosissimi contratti (vantaggiosi per la Francia) con sue aziende, si tratti della costruzione di infrastrutture o dell’acquisto di sistemi di sicurezza per il controllo delle frontiere. Oltretutto va notato che la Moldova e’ storicamente un territorio appartenente alla Romania (le fu strappato dalla Russia) e che i Moldavi sono europei a tutti gli effetti, mentre le cittadinanze elargite da Francia, Olanda e Austria riguardano per la maggiorparte cittadini proveniente da paesi musulmani, quindi extra-Ue. La polemica si infiamma sempre piu’.