The Eastern Partnership is a channel for money plundering of the European taxpayers
It is amazing what the corrupt officials do to reveal the new sources of enrichment.
The Eastern Partnership is the European Union project and it exists for over 10 years.
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine are the association members. Every year Brussels spends tens and hundreds of millions of euros, which seems to be aimed to integrate these states into the European structures. Of course, the real goal is to separate these states from Russia, the part of which they have been for hundreds of years. Perhaps, this is necessary for the realization of geopolitical goals. However, it is unclear what threat Russia poses to Europe now, but when we look in detail, it becomes clear, why the myth about the Russian threat is beneficial to the EU.
After all, in practice, it turns out that amounts of money allocated by the EU for the Eastern Partnership are simply disappearing.
The Europeans have the right to ask: where is our money and will be absolutely right.
In fact, despite the financial assistance provided by the EU, the situation is bad enough in the above mentioned states to be able to talk about any success at least modestly.
Ukraine is especially indicative in this sense, where the scandal “Poroshenko — Biden” showed what is the leadership of this country. And what are the manners of the ruling elites in the former USSR?
After the dismissal of former Prosecutor General Shokin at the request of Joe Biden, who launched an investigation against the son of the then American vice president, who was dealing with dark deeds on the territory of Ukraine, Poroshenko received one billion dollars from Biden Sr. promised him for this operation. The money has gone to fill Poroshenko’s companies and later the pockets of Poroshenko and his partners.
Despite the repeated, loud statements by the leadership of the EaP countries about the corruption fight, nothing indicates that it is being conducted. On the contrary, all indicates that the EaP has become an excellent front for money laundering for the benefit of interested parties.
This was especially evident during the coronavirus pandemic COVID-19. Brussels does not get tired of repeating almost every day that its activity supposedly helps the EaP countries to fight the epidemic very effectively.
In reality, the European countries had a huge shortage of medical equipment and masks especially at the beginning, which even led to the appropriation of foreign property by some states.
The tens of millions of euros would be required if the EU was really concerned about the assistance providing to several tens of millions of citizens of the Eastern Partnership countries.
And what has the EU been doing? It was tutoring the schoolchildren in these countries distantly and attention: helped Ukraine to fight against the false news! And Brussels almost every day was tired of repeating that the fight against disinformation is a priority in the fight against the coronavirus! COVID — 19 would laugh if it found out about this way of fighting…
But the biggest “achievement” of the European Commission in the fight against coronavirus was the grant to Georgia for the purchase of 12 sewing machines for making the masks. Of course, Georgia is poor, but not enough not to buy by itself.
Really, in Moldova, there was an imitation of some activity of handing out the masks to the poorest citizens of this country, but, as you can imagine, it is simply impossible to establish exactly how many masks were purchased, were received from other states in the form of humanitarian aid and how many were actually given…
It is obvious that it is impossible to check the costs of such “aid” which gives rise to well-founded assumptions of a mass abuse related to corruption.
The European Commission enthusiastically told about the delivery of several ambulances and respirators to dictator Alexander Lukashenko in Minsk, but in reality it was an old EU project to develop the cross-border cooperation between Poland, Belarus and Ukraine. What did it ever do with the fight against COVID-19, if the money was allocated for it even earlier?
The apotheosis of such activity of the European Union was the promise to allocate 100 million euros to help small and medium-sized enterprises.
Experience has shown that the lion’s share of funds allocated for such purposes is spent on the services of various advisers or teachers from the EU countries, who are related to officials involved in the allocation and distribution of funds.
So who or what is causing the corruption in the Eastern Partnership countries? It seems that being feared to engage in such activity in their home countries, where the law enforcement agencies are very effective, some unscrupulous figures from the EU have moved their efforts to the territory of the EaP countries, where they act in almost complete safety due to extreme corruption of both the leadership of these countries and their law enforcement agencies.