It is hard to imagine how to cram more misinformation and misdirection into a couple of short paragraphs than EUROPA - Margot Wallström, Vice-President of the European Commission: does in her Blog:
Then all the terrible pictures from forest fires in Portugal, floods in other parts of Europe and finally Katrina, the storm hitting the southern states in the USA . Unfortunately: with accelerating climate change we will see more of these extreme weather conditions and phenomena in the future.
Simply Bollocks - the European weather extremes are just normal variations due to the Jet Stream wriggling as it does. And Katrina, however awful, is not abnormal.
Tuberculosis has returned to Sweden and hit 60 children in a school.
And your point is? - It wouldn't be that you want to raise the issue of immigration would it? : Entrez PubMed All patients in this cluster (This is talking about another similar outbreak) were found to be from Africa. In comparing the pattern in the T-base the strains matched with strain BEA-000007341 isolated from a patient in Rwanda. The majority of patients with drug resistant tuberculosis in Sweden are immigrants from countries with high incidence of tuberculosis. Spread of disease to the Swedish born population is uncommon. However, an increasingly prevalent clone of isoniazid resistant tuberculosis was found among African immigrants, mainly living in the Stockholm area.
Back to Margot..
Chinese clothes piled up in European ports has naturally been dominating the news reporting lately. The Commission is trying to find a practical way to deal with the problem and to unblock the goods as soon as possible seems like a sensible solution in the interest of European consumers as well.
I love the "as well", the other interests go unmentioned as I suppose she doesn't want to say the whole problem has been caused by the EU favouring a few manufacturing companies. It sounds as though she believes the EU is riding to the rescue of this Munchausen problem it caused and that is a wonderful thing!