When the European Parliament voted recently to sanction Hungary for neglecting norms on democracy, civil rights and corruption, we wrote:
This is the Union that exhibited some "humanitarian sensitivity" by packing thousands of refugees in Greek islands under inhuman conditions and paid Turkey to keep them in its soil. And now, these hypocrites want to punish Hungary for neglecting norms on democracy, civil rights and corruption!
We were right.
According to a recent article by the NY Times:
There is growing acrimony — and now an investigation — over why the camp [Moria on the Greek island of Lesbos] is so bad when so much money has been provided by the European Union to help improve the Greek asylum system since migration levels started to rise in 2014.
Aid groups have been warning of a need for expanded facilities for several years, however. For some, the failure to improve the camp and hasten the asylum process suggests neglect on the part of the Greek government and the European Union departments that fund it.
This perception was reinforced at a private meeting of Greek and European Union officials and aid workers on Sept. 4. According to two people present, a British official representing the European Commission, the bloc’s civil service, suggested keeping living standards low at Moria in order to deter future migration to Greece.
Meanwhile, the 'democratic' EU is playing its dirty games, using the markets and pushing Italy again to obey to its sado-monetarist policies: The EU’s disciplinary strategy for Italian rebels is to rely on markets to drive up bond yields and deliver a cautionary shock, hoping that fear will shift political opinion within Italy. It is a perilous game of chicken. The enforcement instrument is to generate stress in the banking system and it is working. Indeed: Italy's populist government bowed to pressure from the European Union over its spending plans with an offer on Wednesday to taper budget deficit targets beyond 2020, as it looked to reassure nervous markets.
Do you see now the enormous hypocrisy of the EU? Do you see its real nature?
And how about NY Times? Will they ever dare to do some self-criticism for the fact that they supported every major war, at least the last two decades? Wars responsible for the humanitarian catastrophe with thousands of dead and many more refugees. We have serious doubts. Especially when we see that they insist to host ‘articles’ like To Stop Iran's Bomb, Bomb Iran, by the most bloodthirsty neocons like John Bolton.