@Quwertzuiopp said in Scandals in Communist Frenchystan:
The moderate socialists (SPD) got their shit together and actually nominated someone who seems like a good person and is seen as trustworthy, Martin Schulz.
I wondered how he's so popular, because here he was generally criticised for his reaction to Brexit. So I checked what he actually said…
@asdf said in Scandals in Communist Frenchystan:
I would love to be that optimistic, but Eastern Europe has since switched into full opposition mode
… was spot on. The politicians here in Czechia always talk about “them” in Brussels whenever something comes they don't like. And then half of the cases it turns out the law passed here goes well above and beyond what the EU Committee or Council passed and turns reasonable proposal to an absurd mockery.
And Czechia is in many aspects much better than Hungary and Poland. In big part because here there is little chance of any party getting majority in foreseeable future.
That said, on Friday they ran a commentary here how when V4 countries suggested something (regarding the refugee crisis), it was loathed as outrageous and unimaginable, but later on other countries just went ahead and just did it—border fence in Austria, limit for number of accepted refugees per yer also in Austria, now detaining those who are to be extradited etc. Because for long it was all “wir schaffen das” and no backup plans or acknowledgement of follow-on problems.
Of course when the proposals are because unwillingness to contribute any resources, it's still wrong. Because whatever the plan is, it will need money and work. Yeah, the politicians here are idiots.