May 07, 2004

The EU Descends

Samizdata brings to my attention the scandalous treatment of reporter Hans-Martin Tillack who has been nosing around the EU digging up corruption in the EuroStat scandal and was branching out to wider issues of EU corruption. He was arrested grilled for 10 hours without his lawyer and had five years worth of notes seized.

The actual corrupt politicians exposed in the EuroStat scandal, which diverted millions in government funds, have not been treated as harshly. The EU, just as much as the US, depends on upholding the rule of law to maintain its privileged position in the world. Is that going by the wayside as a corrupt elite does whatever it takes to protect itself from exposure?

Posted by TMLutas at May 7, 2004 12:56 PM