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I've just re-read my diary "Explaining the EU to Outsiders | by Frank Schnittger - Sept. 29, 2014 " and it seems quiet prescient of what has happened since. It warns of Brexit happening through political miscalculation even though it would not be in the UK's interest if it did happen.

Generally speaking, the EU has responded quite well to the many crises since and is probably in a stronger position than ever before, party due to Brexit, the pandemic and the Ukraine invasion demonstrating the need to stick together if we are not going to be very vulnerable to exogenous threats.

Still have a long way to go though to tackle the cost of living and climate change crises, not to mention Ukraine.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Jan 13th, 2023 at 06:53:29 PM EST
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Also : Transparency and corruption (couldn't happen in the EU's institutions!!) is going to get a look AT LAST...
nice to see old hobby horses getting a trot.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Mon Jan 16th, 2023 at 04:24:55 PM EST
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Where there is power and money, the presence of dishonesty and corruption is almost a given.

The institutional questions are: are there effective prevention mechanisms to minimise their occurrence
and
are their audit procedures robust enough to spot irregularities where they occur
and
when they do occur, is the institutional response to prosecute effectively or to cover-up
If
the latter, the institution and those who manage it are part of the problem, perhaps even the main part.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Jan 16th, 2023 at 06:53:34 PM EST
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