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border controls (yes, the Shengen agreement is a massive subsidy for Germany and other countries in the middle of it)

Do you mean the cost of implementing and maintaining Schengen border controls? There is EU funding for that.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Thu May 29th, 2014 at 06:54:06 AM EST
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But is there enough funding? For it not to be a subsidy, the external border control should be funded by EU money in its entirety, not just a fraction.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu May 29th, 2014 at 08:04:12 AM EST
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the border controls, full-paid or not, are one thing, the costs for refugees and illegal immigrants another.
by IM on Thu May 29th, 2014 at 12:43:12 PM EST
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