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?

YOU BET!

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)

https://www.rt.com/shows/sophieco/206019-eu-foreign-crisis-kosovo/

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/05/eu-facing-questions-dismissal-prosecutor-alleged-corruption

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 European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX Kosovo) is a deployment of European Union (EU) police and civilian resources to Kosovo. (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.

EU history:

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.

The treaty entered into force on 8 September 1947 and preceded the Treaty of Brussels of 1948, which established the Western Union.

According to Marc Trachtenberg, the German threat was a pretext for defense against the USSR.[1]

1948 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Brussels -> North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO, without Germany)

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[citation needed].

„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.

Some of the main enemies during the war were now sharing production of coal and steel, the key-resources which previously had been central to the war effort.“

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.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Coal_and_Steel_Community

European Coal and Steel Community

International organisation
1952–2002¹
Flag
Founding members of the ECSC: Belgium, France,
Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and West Germany
(Algeria was an integral part of the French Republic)
Capital Not applicable²
Languages
Political structure International organisation
President of the High Authority
 • 1952–1955 Jean Monnet
 • 1955–1958 René Mayer
 • 1958–1959 Paul Finet
 • 1959–1963 Piero Malvestiti
 • 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

Preceded by

Succeeded by
International Authority for the Ruhr
European Union
Today part of  European Union
¹ The ECSC treaty expired in 2002, fifty years after it came into force,[1] 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.
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