AB, İngiltere’nin bağımsız göçmen politikası izlemesine karşı çıkmayacak (english)
EU is going to allow the UK to differently treat the EU migrants
Sky news reported that the EU will allow the British government to prevent EU migrants from accessing the British labor standards, for four years, in case the national welfare system is under stress
The EU will most probably allow the British government, to hold a different labor approach towards the EU migrants, in case its national welfare system is under stress.
Sky News and BBC, reported that the British government will close a deal with the EU, allowing the first to impose a different labor regime, for up to four years, to EU migrants working in Britain. The EU citizens will not be treated the same as the British workers, when the British welfare system is under “excessive strain.”
According to BBC, a source close to the negotiations with the EU said that the agreement would mean that the British government will be eligible to put an “emergency brake” on payments. However, no more details about what kind of brakes would be allowed were revealed. No media reported, if the cutting of welfare benefits, meaning that the EU citizens will have limited access to healthcare, limited public insurance, more working hours or less than expected wages.
British Prime Minister, David Cameron, spoke in Aberdeen yesterday and said: “I’m glad that others in Europe are now taking on board this issue and looking at strong alternatives to the proposal I put forward.
The problem is clear, people coming to the UK getting instant access to our welfare system, that’s the problem I put on the table and I’ve said my proposal remains on the table until I see something equally potent being brought forward.
But what’s good is that others in Europe are bringing forward ideas to address this problem so we have better control of movement of people into our country.
I’m pleased that people are bringing forward ideas. It’s a complex negotiation…”
EU Membership referendum
Cameron has promised to deliver a referendum, until 2017, allowing the British citizens to choose whether they want Britain to remain in the EU or not. Cameron, is in favor of the EU Membership and he uses the referendum to pressure the EU policy-makers to promote anti-federal and pro-national reforms.
According to BBC, Cameron’s four main aims for renegotiation with the EU are:
(i) Economic governance: Securing an equal treatment towards the euro and the non-euro Member States but ensuring at the same time that non-euro Member States doesn’t contribute in eurozone bailouts
(ii) Unregulated market: Reducing the so-called “burden” of excessive regulation and extending the single market
(iii) Immigration: Restricting access to in-work and out-of-work benefits to EU migrants. Cameron wants the British government to be allowed to reject welfare payments to EU migrants until they have been British resident for four years
(iv) Sovereignty: Allowing Britain to opt out from further political integration and allowing national parliaments to block EU legislations.
Overall, Cameron is doing all he can to renegotiate the terms of the EU membership in order to persuade the British citizens, to vote yes in the anticipated referendum.
However, the findings of the latest published opinion poll, which was conducted by ORB earlier in January, suggest that opposition to the EU was growing in Britain. The poll found that 43% of respondents said the country should leave the EU, while 36% said in favor of staying and 21 percent undecided.