From the link:
Most of the ambassadorial placements were taken by French, Italian, Belgian and German diplomats.
Guess what, those are representatives of the oldest members of the EU. NL is not included either as is Luxemburg. The French always want to be the leader of the EU anway. But then again, this article does not offer a complete overview of who's going to do what.
Over 90 percent of posts in the corps are to be filled by EU citizens from the ‘old’ 15 member states.
Which is a correct state of affairs. Besides, to me there are not 15 old members, but 6. The rest is all new if you're either from BE, DE, FR, IT, LUX or NL. Poland is a relatively new member and just has to wait its turn, just like with everything else. The other member states had to do that too, so what makes Poland so special that they can skip the queue?
And besides, maybe PL just didn't have any suitable candidates? Every thought about that?
Seriously this pisses me off...
Well, one can make an issue out of everything.
Atleast Poland should have it's fair share since it is the sixth most populous member of the European Union...
But it's also one of the newest member, still a NET receiver and you surely cannot expect that the countries who pay a lot are willing to have an equal position as countries who are receivers?
They begged Poland to sign The Lisbon Treaty and now Poland gets a slap in the face?
They didn't. Your portrayal of the EU as a bunch of poor sobs, solely depending on Poland's good will is an entire incorrect one. True, Kaczynski said he would wait what the Irish would say about Lisbon, but he signed immediately after that. The only one who showed some guts is the President of the Czech Republik who had it sent to the High Court of Czechia.
And how can they make Catherine Ashton EU foreign minister???? that is known to be involved and active in Soviet funded organizations during the 1980's
From your link:
Kate Hudson, chairwoman of CND, said: “Supporters of nuclear weapons have made such allegations over the years, yet not once have they produced a shred of evidence to support them. In the 1980s Bruce Kent offered £100 to anyone who could prove CND had received money from Moscow — the cheque remains unclaimed.”
The line I marked in bold is a brilliant piece of manipulating on your part. It has never been proven that she in any form accepted money nor goods from the Soviets. So this might as well be filed in the drawer under F - Former East Bloc States' Paranoya.
This truly shows the ugly power game that the old EU members perform...
Power game? These countries simply pay the most (well at least BE, NL, DE and SW do), so they have the most rights to be there when the goodies are being given away.
But would you really choose a Pole as EU-ambassador in Russia for example?
Nope, never and ever. You get too much trouble indoors when you do that. First relations between them have to normalize and neutralize. Then we can start thinking of putting a Polish EU ambassador in Moskou.
it seems abit unfair
Unfair? Care to enlighten on that one?
M-G (don't you just love when Americans try to pinpoint any "wrongdoings" within the EU, while at the same time they don't even have a clue of what's going on in their own country)