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He then explained that the Government had tried to charge him € 58,000 for registering it in Portugal. You can buy a house for that - even two - in some rural areas.
Apparently this sort of thing is illegal under EU law (a case where most of us would agree).
So the EU fines Portugal every year for doing it.
But not enough. Portugal is happy to pay the fine every year, because the swindle is so lucrative.
EU happy, Portugal happy.
It's a gobstopper of a problem, though - less EU, or more?