Is there anything as detestable as bureaucrats and unnecessary jumble with rules and restrictions putting borders onto our normal workday? Today I was chatting with one my friends from Sweden who met this German exchange student 2 years ago and moved to Münich shortly after. He’s been studying there now for a year and now he’s back home. He is studying to be a teacher (who doesn’t these days? :S) at Uppsala but now he’s looking forward to be able to make a living in Germany as a teacher. One tend to think that “OK that should be all smooth sailing then because of the EU and its anti-tariff wall policies and pro-freedom of movement ideas and bases”, but it’s WRONG WRONG!
He has to stand in a line for 6 months so that the German state can research his education from top till toe in order to get a warrant on that he really IS a teacher. And since he’s going to Münich, which is in Bavaria (German: Freistaat Bayern), which is that German state with the harshest regulations on these things, he have to pass through some extra tests EVEN THOUGH he has a finished degree from another European country (and it’s Sweden for Thor’s sake, not Romania or Bulgaria etc.).
It just sickens me … EU has totally lost its ways and is way out from what the intentions were aiming at from the beginning back in the times when Europe lay in ruins and rubbles. It’s just so sad. I was a really strong EU and EMU supporter … now I just don’t know. EUs agriculture policy, CAP, regulations, and French farmers sure are killjoys that could turn any ovation into a lamentation.