Double standards (Handelsblatt today)

Europe is not above setting double standards. In Italy and Greece, 160,000 migrants are supposed to be sent on to other E.U. countries that they have no interest in ever visiting. When China forced thousands of its own people to relocate for a large dam project, the West cried out for human rights. Now, when governments in Hungary and Slovakia balk at taking refugees, they are accused by E.U. leaders of lacking “solidarity.” It’s a lesson in the politics of power in real-time: Western values can change from solid to fluid when the interests shift.