There were two big deals in the news in Hungary today: the visit of Chancellor Merkel, and the situation of 250 people from Kosovo being stuck at the train station in Györ. The Kosovars all felt that they are forced to leave their country since they did not want to continue their life in destitution. According to the news, they all had valid train tickets, only valid visas they didn’t. Ironically, exactly while the situation on the train station was being “solved” (by sending the Kosovars to refugee camps in Hungary and not letting them move on towards Austria), one of our members was addressing a question regarding migration to EU to Mrs. Merkel at a Q&A-session held at the private, German-language Andrássy University. In her answer, Merkel revoked the supposedly clear distinction between refugees and economic migrants. She stated that we simply cannot let everyone to enter, and that we need to focus on either those who “can work” or on those who are politically persecuted in their own countries. This answer to our question was puzzling, indeed: on one hand she emphasized the importance of political refugees fleeing persecution in opposition to „economic migrants”, but on the other hand, she also stressed the importance of having fresh, skilled labour in Germany. We can only imagine this to mean that there is a further distinction between „poor” economic migrants and so called „highly skilled migrants from third countries.” That is, some economic migrants are more welcome than others. Merkel’s implicit suggestion that (the poor) “economic migrants” cannot work is odd, given that it is exactly them that many employers choose to exploit for low-ranking jobs. If anyone knows what is it like to “really work”, it is the “economic migrants” who should know.