Guido was perhaps unfairly sceptical about the merits of ‘European Co-Operation Day‘ after watching their taxpayer-funded propaganda ‘rap’. Who can argue with what they spent their budget on previously?
According to their promotional literature, “Highlights from the past European Cooperation Day campaigns include a swimming marathon between Greece and Albania…”
“… a classical concert in a cross-border cave between Hungary and Slovakia…”
“… 28 artistic companies, 140 performers, 40 acts and over 100 performances from France and the United Kingdom…”
And, best of the lot, “a race between a Lithuanian horse, a Belarusian tractor, and a Latvian minivan…”
Why do they do all this? The pamphlet explains:
“Does a bird know when it has flown over the border between France and Spain? Does a river change its course when it flows from Austria to Slovakia? Problems that we face nowadays —pollution, viruses, unemployment, storms, ageing population— are not limited by borders. Our ways of dealing with these problems should also overcome borders. That is why territorial cooperation is an essential tool for Europe”
When will the madness end?