The European Union, United only against Israel: EU Commish Prez Stabs Euro Brethren in the Back
But there is more entertaining news out of the EU demonstrating its disunity and the inclination of one state to backstab the others. This story is especially spicy, involving as it does the new President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, He was prime minister of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for about 20 years. In that capacity he oversaw deals with some 300 multi-national and other major world companies which allowed them to use Luxembourg as a tax haven, something like a continental version of the Cayman Islands or a larger version of the Principality of Lichtenstein. The purpose of the agreements was to allow these mammoth concerns to evade taxes in their own countries. So Luxembourg benefited at the expense of its partners in the EU and other countries. And now one of the leading figures in the agreements with the companies is Prez of the EU Commission.
The firms involved include IKEA, Pepsi, Proctor & Gamble, Heinz, Glaxo, Amazon, AIG, Apple, Abbott Labs, and the Russian Gazprom. Price Waterhouse, the international accounting and auditing firm, helped negotiate favorable tax rulings for these firms with the Luxembourg authorities which amounted to evading taxes in their home countries.
Demonstrating the honesty, frankness and decency of the EU Commission president, Juncker recently declared: "Nobody was ever able to convince me that Luxembourg is a fiscal paradise" (La Repubblica 7 Novembre 2014). Juncker knew he was lying. Likewise, Signora Mogherini likely knew that her nostrums for Israeli-Arab peace were ridiculous, and would likely make the Arab-Israeli situation worse.
The EU is evil, corrupt, deceitful and oppressive.
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How Luxembourg and Juncker showed special pecuniary concern for the corrupt Palestinian Authority and its little performing civil service [here]
Nov. 11, 2014 Michael Freund believes that Signora Mogherini was hypocritical and duplicitous on her visit to the Land of Israel and that hypocrisy characterizes the EU's policy on Israel [here] et [ici]