The money has not been spent: It has been given to the banks so that they could recover. Now that they are recovered, they are giving it back (or atleast, they should be giving it back).
Remember that the money was used to cover the investment losses of the banks. Hence, it is lost. What boggles the mind is that the EU nations did not get shares of the said banks in return.
On the topic, I'm with MP-Ryan here. The EU border policy has been downright awful, and given that we have carried our part here in the North, it is really annoying to see the borders leaking like sieves in the South while Central Europe manages to encourage
the thing. Well done, clap clap.
Luckily, some common sense has returned in light of the New Year stuff.
However, I draw the line in the confiscation of personal property. I don't know the background of why Danes would do that (it's quite easy to say that is to get revenge on Muslims, but I'll have to assume there's something more behind), and some people are proposing this to be implemented here. No, this is where I draw the line. It's one of the core functions of the government to guarantee the right to own property.
Apparently, sufficient number of Swedes were pissed off and they beat the crap out of "children" (media term) in the tube. Remember it were those children who also knifed one aid worker to death, so I'm suspecting a slight bias in the article. This reaction has been predictable from the start, and the more media tries to shush the refugee related issues, the more this is going to happen. The more slaps on the wrist the court delivers, the more beating the crap out of the refugees is gonna happen. However, I think the refugees also learned something. We'll have to see whether tensions increase or decrease because of this. I hope mainly nobody was seriously injured, if it's only slight bruises and nothing else, I'll have to commend the Swedes on the proper utilization of force.