EU = completely open borders?? I was very surprised by the news that being part of the EU means merging to form a single Europe.. I thought it was a cooporation thing. Today it was in the news that in the near future the Western European countries are going to face a large influx of workers from the East Block countries preparing to join the EU. People will be completely free to come and work where ever they want! No restrictions applied. I was very surprised.. (that could seriously destablizize economies) It has come to the discussion that maybe a permit system should be put in place to protect the foreign workers and to monitor the influx, and possibly to prevent too many people from coming.