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Thanks for sharing this piece of information!I'm supposed to travel to Spain on the 5th,so this lift of restrictions is more than welcome.

Don't mention it. Will you arrive by car or by plane?

May I help you in any niceties due to all change we have had in these times?
 

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the sad reality is that no Dutch worker wants to work in those jobs: agriculture, processing plants, distribution & logistics
Well, if the employers providing those workplaces paid appropriately more, Dutch candidates for them would appear. But the goods and services they produce would also get correspondingly more expensive.
 

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Is the Croatian case similar to those of Romania or Bulgaria for example?
 

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A sentiment under the populists in the Netherlands is that Romania and Bulgaria are not EU-worthy countries and admitting them was a mistake, so they want to block Schengen admission as well. While they are not actually in government, politicians feel the pressure to not go easy on EU expansion plans.

They always say that migrants from Eastern Europe are 'stealing Dutch jobs', but the sad reality is that no Dutch worker wants to work in those jobs: agriculture, processing plants, distribution & logistics. Every plan to get long-term unemployed people to work in those companies failed. They just don't show up. Eastern European migrant workers do show up and work without complaining or calling in sick after their first day on the job. The Netherlands has large industries that couldn't exist on Dutch workforce, they need migrant workers. The living conditions are improving, but slowly.
The sad truth is that we would need those guys working in those factories in Western Europe for the factories here, same thing valid for people taking care of elderly or even for physicians but how to bring them back? România is starting to be full of Sri Lankan, Pakistani, Indian or Vietnamese but not only because Romanians don’t want their jobs, it’s just because the country is in a deep depopulation tendency.
And about the fact that these countries were not prepared joining the EU, it is correct, but which of the Eastern European countries were fully prepared at the moment of joining? It’s easy for those politicians to yell bull shit but they did not live under a communist regime for 50 years.

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