Neil McEwan wrote:
> At 07:31 PM 1/31/99 -0600, Gearóid Mac Cuinneagáin wrote:
> >Wouldn't proposals to limit the sale of property be in conflict with the
> >EUs aims of free movement of capital & labour?
> The EU is there to serve the needs of its member states and not the other
> way around, and if the EU fails in that respect it should be abandoned.
However, as with any "state" (or better confederation of states), being
a member in such a community does not only confer rights to the members,
but also responsibilities. As the EU is primarily about economic
advantges and rights, these have to be "bought" with agreeing to certain
responsibilities, which are the common EU regulations. One can try to
make a special contract, like the Danes have with some success, but this
can only be done to a certain extent. And especially the economic
advantages and rights are based on the free movement of capital and
labour, and as such it will be extremely hard to get a special treaty
where exactly this is excluded.
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