The Brussels decision to end funding for the European Union Youth Orchestra has all the hallmarks of standard practise. It’s why so many citizens of Europe hate and despise its governing bodies.
The cut was arbitrary, unreasoned and intended to be fatal, giving the orchestra no time to find alternative sources of funding.
The men behind the decision are answerable to no-one. They will keep their fat seats regardless of the outcome of any decision they make. Who was the last EU Commissioner to be fired for incompetence?
So let’s name the guilty men: Culture Youth and Sport Commissioner Tibor Navracsics.
Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament and Honorary President of the EUYO,
Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission.
The EUYO website is asking supporters to write to these pen-pushers. It also seeks donations to help fight closure. The loss of subsidy amounts to 600,000 Euros.
Check the EUYO website for ways to help the fightback.
Let’s storm the Juncker bunker.