Club of the stupids and corruptions teachers: EU
Question: Is the EEAS aware of any relatives, of members of the Albanian government, who are working for the EU-delegation? If yes, could you please provide us with the respective names?
Reply: The EEAS confirms that to the best of our knowledge no member of staff currently working for the EU Delegation in Tirana is a relative of a high-ranking member of the Albanian government.
The same could be said of Kim Jong-un – that “to the best of our knowledge, His Excellency is not a criminal”.
OP/ED: The EU’s tragic mistakes in the Western Balkans
By Spiros Sideris / Published on: 02-05-2017, 00:03
The EU’s responsibilities are great as far as the history which was written after 1991 in Europe is concerned. However, despite the bad experience that should have been a lesson in European policy for the course which Western Balkan countries would follow, the EU continued to make the same mistakes, pushing countries that are in the process of joining the Union into new conflicts.
The EU’s first mistake was the loss of impartiality with regard to its relations with the accession states. By moving the goal posts according to the country the EU is losing its credibility and creates contradictory expectations for the accession countries.
The breakup of Yugoslavia, the upsurge of Albanian nationalism, the need for new countries‘ policies for funding, and the loosening of structures to combat corruption and organised crime have made the rise of corruption and organised crime possible.
Albania, Kosovo, FYROM, Montenegro, Bosnia became the crossroads for trafficking drugs, smuggling goods, weapons, and exporting extremist-terrorists.
The EU, following the promises it made without the criteria of its Treaties being fulfilled, gave hope to governments for membership, while Union officials such as
Large amounts of money from the EU became political money, while black money from the drug trade funded almost all political parties. The rise of nationalism came to be added to the agenda of the policies of several countries from the Western Balkans, causing tensions and instability in the region…IBNA