What I find disconcerting about this article is the EUs willingness to throw money at the Maldives and a non-existent problem. As I say, disconcerting, NOT surprising. The EU has a history of wasting money in various projects and schemes around the world, the capital for which comes from the European taxpayer.
The way that the EU is currently run continues to amaze me in terms of waste and bureaucracy.
Since Libertas have entered into the arena, with commitments to streamlining the EU, cut bureaucracy, increase democracy and increase accountability, a little of my faith in European politics has been restored.
Their mailing list at www.libertas.eu
, is particularly useful in keeping up to date with the latest in Eurocrats allocating money to false causes and lining their own pockets.
The EU has the potential to be an efficient organisation which works for the people of Europe, not against them, and I therefore hope that Libertas get the support they need from across Europe in order to prevent this sort of undemocratic nonsense from shaping the future of the EU.