In the court of global punditry, the EU has taken a severe beating lately in three different yet related areas: illegal immigration, the Greek drama and the Ukrainian crisis. Let the accused stand and defend itself.
As a starter, the question of guilt is far from proven in all three cases. To see where prime responsibility sits for the atrocious drownings of immigrants in the Mediterranean, it is best to look first at those standing by while their people flee, including such relative democratic paragons as Nigeria and Senegal.
The case of Senegal is particularly interesting. On occasion of the last illegal …read more