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Opinion : The Coronavirus pandemic & how the EU has failed member states!

Opinion : The Coronavirus pandemic & how the EU has failed member states!

The Coronavirus Pandemic & how the EU has failed member states!

In the past 24 hours alone, Italy has experienced the largest increase in Covid-19 deaths (889 new deaths). Spain also had a very high number of new deaths , 844 new deaths and France experienced a total of 319 new deaths for the same 24 hour period.
 

In total approximately 2,734 people lost their lives across the European Union, included: the UK, EFTA  member states: Norway & Switzerland, included: Sweden, Denmark & Finland. But excluding EU candidate states.  
 

Italy is experiencing the worst of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) infection rates, currently there are a reported 92,472 cases of which 12,384 have thankfully recovered, butsadly 10,023 have died, leaving a total of 70,065 still active cases.
 

On the 11 th of March the Italian government accused the EU and its member states of being slow in coming to the country’s aid over the coronavirus epidemic.  As leaders held a summit by video conference and agreed that up to 70% of Europeans could be infected by Covid-19, Italy’s ambassador to the EU complained of a lack of solidarity among member states. Maurizio Massari said Brussels needed to “go beyond engagement and consultations” and devise“emergency actions that are quick, concrete and effective”. 

A flashpoint has been the failure of member states to respond to a call by Italy for extra supplies of medical equipment, including masks.  “We must ensure, under EU coordination, the supply of the necessary medical equipment and its redistribution among those countries and regions most in need,” Massari wrote on Politico’s website ... "Today, this means Italy , tomorrow, the need could be elsewhere . Italy has already asked to activate the European Union mechanism of civil protection for the supply of medical equipment for individual protection. But unfortunately not a single EU country responded to the commission’s call. Only China responded bilaterally. Certainly this is not a good sign of European solidarity." (Source: The Guardian  ) 





President Macron / Reuters


But wait, French king Macron to the rescue!,  albeit over 2 WEEKS after the appeal by Maurizio Massari and the statement condemning the inactivity of the EU and her member states.  Never one to miss a chance to look good, Mr Macron takes the opportunity to pontificate about the EU’s duty to assist Italy, a FULL 17 days after the appeal by the Italian government. Reuters reports: Macron says France is there for Italy, Europe must not be 'selfish'Macron sought on Saturday to winover Italians, saying in an interview with Italy's leading newspapersthat France was there to help and Italians should be wary of talkabout aid from China or Russia to fight the coronavirus. Macron also called for strongerbudget solidarity in Europe. "Franceis alongside Italy"  Macron said in an interview with Italian newspapers La Repubblica, Corriere della Sera, and La Stampa. (Source: MSN )

Meanwhile,as Macron, Merkel and the over paid, over privileged heads of the EU were either sleeping or simply the usual absent, Italy was given helpby China, who almost immediately on request from Rome, sent anaeroplane full of masks and ventilators bearing "Forza Italia"stickers with small Chinese and Italian flags!,  thus leaving a powerful impression on Italians and no doubt, leading to the selfserving statement from King Macron.
 

Ironically,as Macron was sitting no doubt with his script writers, feelingembarrassed about the lack of support afforded to Italy by the EU as a body,and her main players Germany and France. Italian common folk, witnessed the arrival of Chinese experts and Russian military medics who arrived (it must be stated) days before Macron’s script writers presented the statement that Macron finally delivered.
  To put the EU and Macron’s noseeven further out of place, the VP of the Lombardy region of Italy, Fabrizio Sala stated: Russian help is “very much needed” in Italy’s ongoing battle against the Covid-19 virus. 



©Sputnik / Russia's Defense Ministry

The presence of Russia’s military in Italy proves that the pandemic has become “a problem for the whole world” and that its scale indicates that countries “need to combine our efforts” and work “side-by-side”  to beat it,  according to a statement released by Russia’s Defence Ministry.

A contingent of 100 Russian military personnel arrived in Italy on Friday after Rome requested Moscow’s help in battling the outbreak. The Russian servicemen facea tough job as they assist Italy’s nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) defence forces in Bergamo, the epicenter of the country’s Covid-19 outbreak. (Source:rt.com  )


So far, eight Russian medical brigades have arrived in Italy, each consisting of a therapist, an anaesthetist - resuscitator, an epidemiologist and
a nurse as well as a military unit, equipped with high-performance disinfecting tools. The Russian military also brought in a mobile laboratory, which allows for swift diagnosis of the Covid-19 virus and other diseases.

Italy, one of the countries worst-hit by the virus worldwide, was sharply critical of France and Germany after they declined to provide face masks and other equipment to help handle the outbreak.
 

Germany and France are among the EU countries to have imposed limits on the export of protective medical equipment,  while China had offered Italy 1,000 lung ventilators, 2m masks, 20,000 protective suits and 50,000 swabs for coronavirus testing .


So what exactly was the EU doing?,

Well TechCrunch (TC) reports on the 23 rd of March, that the EU parliament moves to email voting during COVID-19 pandemic !.
 

The European Parliament will temporarily allow electronic voting by email asMEPs are forced to work remotely during the coronavirus crisis.
A spokeswoman for the parliamentconfirmed today that an “alternative electronic voting procedure” has been agree for the plenary session that will take place on March 26... “This voting procedure is temporary and valid until 31 July,” - she added.

Earlier this month the parliament moved the majority of its staff to teleworking. MEPs have since switch ed to full remote work as confirmed cases of COVID-19 have continued to step up across Europe.  
To use an old saying: as Rome burns……  The EU, Merkel & Macron have as most of us expected of them, Failed to assist a fellowEuropean nation in absolute & great need!. Then, the scope of their advice after failing Italy completely, is to warn Italy to be aware of those willing to help against the Covid-19 pandemic. To say it is rich of Macron to give advice to anybody, on (frankly) anysubject is an understatement to say the least.

Italy is teetering on the edge of financial ruin, in no small part because of absolutely disastrous EU insisted upon budgeting, and cut backs to the medical services, hospitals, Police & Fire and rescue services. Much like Spain,Greece and Ireland,  emergency / Medical services are a shadow of their former selves and just likeItaly & Spain, Greece and Ireland WILL be left to their own devices, when it comes to dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic.

For the EU, the word 'Pandemic' means France and Germany only and not as describedin the Oxford Dictionary, from the Greek Pan meaning All and Demos meaning People/s .  A disease spread across a vast area or world wide , affecting all people.

God Bless and protect the peoples of Italy and Spain, may God protect and heal those still in hospital and bring to swift end this cruel pandemic.
 
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Italians are fuming with the EU over this , here's Italys Fabio Rampelli Chamber of Deputies removing EU flag from his office because of the complete lack of help coming from the EU

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Thanks Charlie.

It's absolutely a European disgrace!, to think China and Russia HAD to step in and help the Italian nation, when France and Germany sent so very little.

Members of the Italian government took out a FULL PAGE spread in a major German Newspaper pleading with the EU and mainly Germany, to send badly needed medical items and asking for financial assistance! THUS FAR NOTHING!

As a matter of fact, some German Ministers have actually called their (Italian Gov) plea a cheek !.

Italy and Spain as you well know, and have kindly kept us all up to date on here, (THANK YOU!) ARE desperate for assistance!. Germany and France as Nations and the EU (a so called union) should be ASHAMED!

This is a PANDEMIC not a ITALDEMIC OR SPAINDEMIC, this means that it affects the whole world!. IT needs the whole world and ALL countries to play their part!
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Italy and Spain have really been hit hard by this . Its truly shocking the way they have been neglected by brussels . "Brussels Fiddled while Rome Burnt" i guess
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WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS.In reply to Justme,US IRISH
will get through this with respect to Our Fellow Irish,Past and Present.US
can lead the way,we have before and CAN DO by example.US will get
OUR OWN HOUSE IN ORDER,Legitimate Government,Civil Service,
Economy,Health,Housing,Education,Courts,Police,Workforce & Above
All, US will bring Sovereignty Home,where its respected by US IRISH !
US IRISH MEP's WILL REPRESENT THE INTERESTS OF IRELAND
AND OUR EUROPEAN FRIENDS,At 27:1 It will be a Pleasure to reform
A CORRUPT,UNELECTED,UNDEMOCRATIC GLOBALIST ELITE E.U.N
" I COULD ONLY SEE ONE SET OF FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND "
That's because " I CARRIED YOU ON MY SHOLDERS " said Lord God  
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Thank You for this wonderful reminder, Ivaus.

My mother often spoke these words:

One night I dreamed a dream.

As I was walking along the beach with my Lord.

Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life.

For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,

One belonging to me and one to my Lord.

After the last scene of my life flashed before me,

I looked back at the footprints in the sand.

I noticed that at many times along the path of my life,

especially at the very lowest and saddest times,

there was only one set of footprints.

This really troubled me, so I asked the Lord about it.

"Lord, you said once I decided to follow you,

You'd walk with me all the way.

But I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life,

there was only one set of footprints.

I don't understand why, when I needed You the most, You would leave me."

He whispered, "My precious child, I love you and will never leave you

Never, ever, during your trials and testings.

When you saw only one set of footprints,

It was then that I carried you."

Ivaus, YOU just made my day a LOT better! Thank You.

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EU, EUROCRATS UNELECTED( Undemocratically ).THE WHEELS 
FALL OFF THE WAGON, THE COLLAPSE OF ELITE GRAVY-TRAIN.
This was always going to happen.The European Commission DICTATES
to 27 Member States,and regardless what the 27 want and agree on, the
UNELECTED COMMISSION has the FINAL SAY. All European COUNTRIES go through a DEMOCRATIC PROCESS only to be RULED
AND DICTATED TO BY THE UNELECTED,UNDEMOCRATIC EU,WHY?
Ireland was FORCED TWICE,because they, EU,Would not respect the 
Results of referendums.Ireland was FORCED into EUROPEAN BANK
BAILOUTS,Ireland was FORCED INTO AUSTERITY BY A FORCED
TROICA,IRELAND WAS FORCED TO ACCEPT " ILLEGAL MIGRANTS"
Ireland was FORCED TO ABANDON SOVEREIGNTY,NEUTRALITY BY
committing to PESCO...AN EU ARMY. " THE LIST GOES ON "......
MEMORY SERVES US WELL,DONT FORGET.BREXIT COULD HAVE
BEEN AVOIDED..YES,BEFORE THEY,EU,FORCED A REFERENDUM ON UK..28:1..Now 27:1...A CRUMBLING UNELECTED DICTATOTSHIP,
Closer to home," BEWARE OF UNELECTED,UNCONSTITUTIONALS " 
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Thank You Ivaus.

I am in total agreement with your assessment of the efficiency (or lack of) regarding the EU. Like all such unions and indeed as you suggested dictatorships, they control All including the meat in sausages, the way we purchase, how we purchase and so on. However, when the chips are down and actual real help & advice is badly needed guess what?
No actual help for Italy and Spain.
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the UNHCR should be helping out Italy and Spain , so should Concern and Trocaire etc , its a humanitarian disaster unfolding.
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In reply to the Bull,

Absolutely! the parties you have mentioned appear more concerned about the fact that China and Russia have stepped in to help, than in actually helping Italians and VERY soon the Spanish.
The stupidity of the situation is that the EU, and others are sitting hoping it will JUST all go away.

As the saying goes: In a world without God, the ungodly attain ALL.
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In reply to Eriu,

That is exactly the way it appears. First the EU financially stifles it's member states, demanding cuts in All areas and now EU leaders wonder why medical services in EU countries can't cope!
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