be carefull: EU != EUROPE = A lot of countries that are still somewhat independent or do NOT belong to the EU at all (like Switzerland)
is there corruption in Brussles?
Maria Bamieh says she discovered corruption inside EULEX and she blow the whistle.
„fought the mission’s request for an ‘anonymisation order’ which would keep not only the proceedings but also the information about the main respondent, EULEX, confidential.“ (src)
The Italian judge at the centre of the case Francesco Florit
What is EULEX?
„Greek diplomat Alexandra Papadopoulou has been appointed the new head of the European Union rule of law mission in Kosovo-Metohija (EULEX)“ (src)
the mafia story:
Where state and „the free market“ fails – in some parts of Italy – the Mafia is the biggest provider of work and jobs, i guess it is nothing else in Kosovo.
So the ONLY way to EFFECTIVELY fight the mafia would be: create jobs that actually pay and fight poverty.
it started as a „bullwark“ against communism and a corporate CARTELL of Coal and Steel! There you have it!
neither communism nor capitalism found a fix against corruption.
well… okay not exactly (as all European matters it is complicated):
The Treaty of Dunkirk was signed on 4 March 1947, between France and the United Kingdom in Dunkirk (France) as a Treaty of Alliance and Mutual Assistance against a possible German attack in the aftermath of World War II.
Motivation: The treaty was intended to provide Western Europe with a bulwark against the communist threat and to bring greater collective security. There were cultural and social clauses and concepts for the setting up of a ‚Consultative Council‘. Co-operation between Western nations was believed to help stop the spread of Communism.
„The Treaty of Paris (formally the Treaty establishing the European Coal and Steel Community) was signed on 18 April 1951 between France, West Germany, Italy and the three Benelux countries (Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands), establishing the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), which subsequently became part of the European Union.
The treaty came into force on 23 July 1952 and expired on 23 July 2002, exactly fifty years after it came into effect.
The treaty was seen as producing diplomatic and economic stability in western Europe after the Second World War.
Well i am not so shure if a cartell of Coal and Steel companies is very good at preventing war – they would profit from it!
Also: You can NOT expect a cartell of Coal and Steel companies to protect whistleblowers – the only thing they protect is their economic (production, trade, export) interests, despite it’s democratic painting – at the core this is still what the EU is.
|European Coal and Steel Community
|Political structure||International organisation|
|President of the High Authority|
|•||1963–1967||Rinaldo Del Bo|
|Historical era||Cold War|
|•||Signing (Treaty of Paris)||18 April 1951|
|•||In force||23 July 1952|
|•||Merger||1 July 1967|
|•||Treaty expired||23 July 2002¹|
|Today part of||European Union|
|¹ The ECSC treaty expired in 2002, fifty years after it came into force, but its institutions were taken over in 1967 following the Merger Treaty.
² The political centres were Luxembourg and Strasbourg, later also Brussels.
³Initial founding languages, before the merger and subsequent enlargements, were Dutch, French, German and Italian.