EU response to a disaster: Not only humanitarian assistance

Europe needs to help Lebanon after the disaster in Beirut. The demand of humanity and political interest (in this order) alike. But how to help a country whose

EU response to a disaster: Not only humanitarian assistance

Europe needs to help Lebanon after the disaster in Beirut. The demand of humanity and political interest (in this order) alike. But how to help a country whose corrupt leadership has rejected before the Explosion Tuesday in the face of complete economic collapse and the impoverishment of large parts of the population, help from the outside, because this was subject to elemental conditions of extraordinary government?

As the full-bodied promises of the French President Emmanuel Macron, the aid will not fall into corrupt hands, be realized? The owners of these hands are expecting that in the current situation the aid is not due to a lack of reforms can be maintained.

Macron will hope not be so naive to think that the pressure wave from Tuesday for large portions of the population intolerable political System to collapse. It was not only influenced by the greed of the local Elite, but also by the interests of external powers, especially Iran, the government in Lebanon, the Hizbullah, in fact.

shows The fate of Syria, that these agents, of human suffering, not to impress. But also, in their cynical calculus of legitimacy plays a role, and the weakening at the Moment. A Chance for Lebanon is that the EU acts only in humanitarian terms, but this fact also makes political uses.

Updated Date: 07 August 2020, 12:20

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