While Greece begs for a deal with Europe, and the EU foams at the mouth to place more crippling austerity on another EU member nation…Brussels has no problem dishing out billions for non-member state Ukraine.
Funny part is that Greece, Spain, Portugal and other countries hit by EU Troika economics will have to pony up cash for neo-nazi Ukraine.
Can you imagine if the billions given over from the corrupt EU to the uber corrupt Ukraine, were instead used to spur growth in a depleted Europe.
Via Russia Insider…
The paper released by the European Commission entitled: “Support Package for Ukraine” is a most interesting and disturbing document. It details proposals to deliver a sum of 11 billion euros to Ukraine over the next few years. That’s right – 11 billion. So now it’s clear why there’s no money left for Greece…I had been wondering about that.
Check out the details:
- €3 billion from the EU budget in the coming years, €1.6 billion in macro financial assistance loans (MFA) and an assistance package of grants of €1.4 billion;
- Up to €8 billion from the European Investment Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development;
- Potential €3.5 billion leveraged through the Neighbourhood Investment Facility;
- Setting up of a donor coordination platform;
- Provisional application of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area when Association Agreement is signed and, if need be, by autonomous frontloading of trade measures;
- Organization of a High Level Investment Forum/Task Force;
- Modernization of the Ukraine Gas Transit System and work on reverse flows, notably via Slovakia;
- Acceleration of Visa Liberalization Action Plan within the established framework;
- Offer of a Mobility Partnership;
- Technical assistance on a number of areas from constitutional to judicial reform and preparation of elections.
Humanitarian assistance needs to be given to Ukraine – don’t get me wrong – but the war needs to stop. Let’s recap on how it began in the first place, for those who aren’t so familiar with the Ukrainian crisis. The democratically elected president of Ukraine, Yanukovich, was ousted in 2014, and an illegitimate ‘government’ forcefully seized power, aided by various fascist organizations. The government which formed also contained fascist elements and began to issue anti-Russian rhetoric. Moves were made to eradicate Russian language and culture altogether – understandably angering over 8 million ethnic Russians which made up the population – but who considered themselves also Ukrainian. In particular, it caused an uprising in Crimea, which led to Crimea’s request to join the Russian Federation. So what we have now is a war being waged by the Ukrainian government against its own people, being funded by the EU. And this is the war and the corrupt government that we are supporting as EU members – even though Ukraine itself is not a member of the EU. I didn’t sign up for that.
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