European Union Offers “Heartfelt Apology” For Failing to Assist Italy During Coronavirus
The European Union is offering a formal apology to Italy on account of the globalist political union’s early lacking response to the coronavirus epidemic.
Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, apologized personally for the absence of the European Union. Italy received little to no aid from the other member states of the union, who were wholly occupied with containing coronavirus within their own borders.
“Too many were not there on time when Italy needed a helping hand at the very beginning. And yes, for that it is right that Europe as a whole offers a heartfelt apology.”
It seems the benefits of neoliberal globalism wholly disappear when a crisis turns to the worst, and those most committed to the project suddenly discover their instincts for selfishness.
A March poll revealed that a whopping 88% of Italians are disappointed with the EU’s response to the epidemic in the country, which is the hardest hit in Europe. Major EU economies such as France and Germany had implemented export bans on medical equipment, leaving Italy scrambling due to its supply chain being thoroughly integrated into the EU’s common market for goods and services.
Von der Leyen seemed to acknowledge that the EU’s member states had left Italy in the cold, chiding them for an “only-for-me” response during her apology at the European Parliament.
When the coronavirus epidemic dies down, it’s possible the EU’s slight of Italy could reignite Euroskeptic sentiment in the nation, which is thought of by many as the next possible candidate to leave the EU. New polling shows that a sizable demographic of 49% of Italians want out of the globalist political union after they failed to provide any meaningful assistance during the coronavirus epidemic.
Even center-left prime minister Giuseppe Conte floated the possibility of an Italexit in light of the disaster.