Swedish media: EU idea has not passed coronavirus test

Europe has come to start all over again, as the current community of nations has not shown its best, writes Swedish independent portal Svegot. The only crisis in which the EU has shown solidarity in recent years is the exclusion of refugees from the Greek borders, which are also the external borders of the entire Union. But in the matter of confronting the coronavirus epidemic, the opposite happened - the alliance broke up.

An example is Italy, which "prayed for help," and never received it from partners in the European Union. Instead, Russia and China responded to the call, advancing their interests against the backdrop of growing American isolationism.

Sweden itself found itself in a similar situation, to which the European neighbors have never delivered the already paid medical equipment, preferring to use it at home.

It is not entirely clear how the world will look when it is over. However, the European Union in its current form risks not surviving this crisis.

Perhaps, the newspaper notes, Europe would be preferable, consisting of strong and independent states close to each other, but not the European Union, which never noticed anything but itself.
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  1. Ivan Ivanov_18 Offline Ivan Ivanov_18
    Ivan Ivanov_18 (Troll trolls) 25 March 2020 14: 40
    The European collective farm did not pass the test for lice.
    1. shadow Offline shadow
      shadow 25 March 2020 14: 59
      This is not a collective farm), but the Eurobarak.
  2. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 25 March 2020 15: 18
    Maybe, as always, not Swedishиe media ", and" Swedishоe media "?
  3. Bitter Offline Bitter
    Bitter (Gleb) 27 March 2020 10: 34
    An example is Italy, which “prayed for help,” and never received it from partners in the European Union

    The bordering countries with Italy, and all other states in Europe, were probably at first taken aback by those "surprises" with the virus that Italians secretly brought to all parts of the EU. Naturally, the national rights of individual states within these states have absolute priority.
    If my memory serves me, the Russians also want some kind of amendments to the laws about the predominance of national laws over international ones, so this is from there. wink
    By the way, the Italians in the same way slowed down the medical aid in transit through Italy, for example, to Switzerland. Appropriated or not - I do not know, not sure, but what they did not miss is 100%.

    in the matter of confronting the coronavirus epidemic, the opposite happened - the alliance broke up.

    I don’t think that everything is so bad. Sit down, discuss and adjust.

    Europe would be preferable

    Who is preferable? Americans, Chinese, or Russians? Not the fact that the Europeans.
    To build a union of states is not to cross the river, it is a long process.
    Some countries that had an alliance with developed infrastructures did not appreciate it and sold it for the same sneakers and dubious freedoms. Now they are trying to glue this broken vase back together, but many of the fragments are "lost", and without them they somehow cannot be created.