….stop reading the news. It’s just so damn depressing.
On Thursday, our government signed a new resolution regarding the handling of the refugee problem and this weekend, our Minister of the Interior, de Maziere, undercut that resolution by declaring something completely different, followed by our Minister of Finance, Schäuble.
So, while Merkel is not at all my chancellor of choice, I do agree with the way she has been handling the refugee crisis, and I am aghast to read that two of her (up until now) most loyal ministers are sawing at the legs of the chair she is sitting on.
I’ve read more than one news article warning about the disintegration of the European Union, and I am inclined to agree. We have too many members who appear to think that being part of the EU is all taking and no giving. Hungary, Poland, some of the baltic states. I don’t understand why no one is threatening to kick them out of the EU for not pulling their weight. Same goes for the UK.
Tipping my hat to Luxembourg* though. They’ve agreed to take in 30 refugees. Yeah. 30. Someone in my Twitter-Timeline dryly commented that if it were tax-refugees instead of war refugees, they’d probably take in a lot more.
This world is so fu*** broken.
*Luxembourg is that little country that used to be governed by Jean-Claude Juncker, who is now head of the European Commission. It was under his watch that lots of large corporations such as Amazon, Ikea, just to name a few, managed to pay very little taxes in Europe, some as low as 4%, by setting up “mailbox” companies in said country.