03 April 2020

Russian aid to Italy, dubbed an ‘influence operation’ by EU-partnered media outfit, is indeed shameful — for Europe


The EU response to Italy's Covid-19 crisis was bungled so shamefully that the bloc apologized as other nations, including Russia, stepped in at Rome's request. Now, journalists are smearing the aid as an “influence operation.”EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen admitted Thursday that “ in the face of the need for a common European response ” to the pandemic, too many EU countries “ thought only of their own ” problems. Brussels will now “ mobilize alongside Italy ,” she said. With nearly [...]