Today, the Turkish minister of European affairs and negotiator on behalf of Turkey, Egemen Bagis, released the following statement (pdf; emphasis mine):
A memorandum of understanding for the secondment of Turkish officials at the European Commission is signed in Strasbourg on the 28th of September, 2011 by the Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator Mr. Egemen BAĞIŞ and Vice‐President of the European Commission in charge of Inter Institutional Relations and Administration Mr.Maroš ŠEFČOVIČ.
As agreed between Turkey and the European Commission, Turkish national experts will be employed at the Commission as “Seconded National Experts” and “National Experts in Professional Training”. This recent development is a ‘milestone’ for Turkey‐EU relations since through this secondment, Turkish bureaucrats will work together with the Euroaucrats in policy making and implementation of the EU politics. In other words, Turks will have a role in shaping EU’s future politics and legislation.
The network created in the corridors of the European Commission and other European institutions between Turkish bureaucrats and Eurocrats, will not only contribute to mutual learning and socialization, it will also remove misperceptions and misjudgments against Turkey’s membership in the minds and hearts of some Europeans.
Remember this? It features the self-same Egemen Bagis, telling PVV MEP Barry Madlener:
Racism is a dangerous disease from which Europe suffers much. It is clear there are still people suffering from it. Mr Madlener, we will cure you.
And evidently the EUnion is going to let him.
So, the EUnion has now progressed so far beyond common sense and indeed sanity, that they will allow Erdogan and his clique influence over legislation that will make our lives miserable.
In a statement (NL) the PVV reacts angrily: The European Commission has lost its mind.
Wilders: “Erdogan recently threw off his mask, and behaved like a common war-monger. The European commission has evidently lost its mind in letting in this islamic Trojan horse at this time and letting Turks co-write EU legislation to be implemented in the Netherlands. It is time to end once and for all this charade and tell the Turks they are not welcome in the EU. Not now, not tomorrow, not ever”.
Madlener: “It is an outrageous scandal that, in a time when Turkey is a security risk in the region, the European Commission tries to hasten the accession of Turkey. Turkey has been occupying for decades now a large part of full EU member state Cyprus and recently has sent warships to the European outer border. Letting in these wolves in sheeps clothing is a tragic low point in the futile negotiations currently being held. Those negotiations should be ceased definitively and the commission should withdraw this idiotic plan”.
Not much to add to that. Doesn’t happen very often but I now find myself in complete, 100% agreement with both distinguished representatives of the PVV.
This is a rather momentous, and monumentally daft, decision. Are they really attempting to slip this by us, now that all eyes are on the euro-crisis? What utter, utter cretins.
But that is not the important question. Seeing as I just stumbled across it while editing Underdog News and hadn’t heard a peep about it before, I have a more important question: Where the HELL is our intrepid MSM? Are these babybooming, fat lazy fuckers doing this on purpose? Have they no decency at all any more? Are they really now only flaccid, limp purveyors of state propaganda? Is the fearsome Watchdog of the people quiveringly mum when its masters tell it to be quiet?
What an utter disgrace it is to be a journalist in this day and age.