This story is a metaphor for much of Europe’s political elite: A master’s degree from a university that had absolutely no basis in reality. All records have been lost. Shoplifting (she claims to have paid […]
Cash donations are supposed to be important for democracy. Large cash donation must therefore be more important for democracy. This looks like large cash donations buys you a get out of jail free card. Is […]
Romania’s series of corruption investigations seems to be endless. Romanian politicians have however found a solution to solve this: disband the public prosecutor’s office and there will be no more investigations. With solutions like this […]
It’s a model that repeats itself in the Eastern EU nations: Corrupt governments, providing tax-attractive investment for Western European companies (Slovakia is one enormous German car factory), banks, retailers, etc., sending cheap labour to the […]
Rodrik does not go far enough in his analysis. The problem is that the traditional Left, especially in Europe, has become completely corrupted. It has been occupied by opportunists who have one goal: getting rich. […]
Malta is looking increasingly like a Mafia State, but so is much of Europe. Read here
A wide ranging lecture by George Monbiot that ticks almost all boxes.
The only amazing thing about this report is its portrayal of the current situation as something new. The EU was always extremely corrupt. Instead of embedding this article in the EU tradition of corruption, Politico […]