EU Science Funding Unity in Disunity during COVID-19 🔬
In time of emergencies people, and institutions, revert to their deepest nature and reveal their true character.
It seems that LinkedIn has not yet become too befriended with Hive and PeakD when it censors my links, at least this is still the case when I attempt to open my posted Hive and PeakD links on the mobile LinkedIn version. Let's see if the problem will still appear when posting Palnet links on LinkedIn this time or if peace, abundance and liberty between the crypto and fiat world are lost forever.
This mini-problem may well be even smaller when one considers the controversies and dramas surrounding former ERC president Mauro Ferrari and the themes surrounding his resignation that are covered in the media. Quickly the following simple picture becomes very suitable again:
Here are a few quote Gustostückerln from the (co)rresponding media silos:
Europe has done a number of good things. Unfortunately, their ability to share information with each other has been limited.
The world of science likes collaboration, and that I've seen pretty much everywhere. However, it is true that I think we have seen a bit of a reversal in Europe.
[...] all of a sudden setting up unilateral barrier and border restrictions and travel restrictions against one another — almost a reversal to medieval times [...]
So, I think in this time of stress, Europe has to reversed to a much less unitary, I think, approach to everything.
My wife now wants to kill me because we are leaving that house!
Helga Nowotny, a former ERC president who served on the search committee, says Ferrari showed promise. After he was picked in May 2019, Ferrari came to talk with her about the job. “He was asking a lot of good questions,” she says.
The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the EU as a corrupt tool of the capitalist aristocracy, indifferent to the fate of millions.
In the meantime, the EU is plunging countless hundreds of billions of euros into the pockets of the superrich.
Mass wildcat strikes and walkouts in factories led to the initial shelter-at-home policies in Italy and France.
In his point by point rebuttal Ferrari says, “I hereby authorize the [European Commission] to release and publish the terms of my employment contract, which was as special advisor to the Commission. I was employed part-time (80 per cent), with explicit pre-approval by the signing Commissioner for my declared external activities.”
In the statement released via the Financial Times, Ferrari said he had lost faith in the EU system. However, he acknowledges some of the efforts against COVID-19 funded from the EU’s Horizon 2020 research programme.