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Responsible use of EU funds

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posted on Jul, 4 2014 @ 04:16 PM
Never cease to amaze how some things are done within EU.

So today in finnish news there were an article of the post from a guy who works for a company which makes polished concrete flooring. He said that they made a flooring to railway stations and EU asked them to check if those floors are in EU stantard and not slippery. The equipments Finns use to measure were not EU approved, so what happens next. Eu sends a delegation from Italy to check our floors and they came.
How did the checking went is bizarre. They took a bucket full of water and throwed water on the floor, after that they walked on it with their shiny fancy shoes and decided that floor is too slippery.. WHAT ? They have to be kiddin right ! What makes our equipments so bad that Italian shoes are better for checking..
I know we did paid for Greece ( money we will never get back ) when they were in trouble ( and still are ). But are we gonna pay for italian "step dancers" too .. i know we could use our tax money to something better..

This brought me the grin today.. how ridiculous EU can be .. is amazing !

If you know anything as stupid as this.. pls share

edit on 4-7-2014 by dollukka because: (no reason given)

posted on Jul, 4 2014 @ 05:33 PM
a reply to: dollukka

Doesn't sound like a test method that would be approved by the EU.
I see the point in standardization but its a little to bureaucratic.
Another problem is it means that less qualified people end up doing the work because of a piece of paper.

posted on Jul, 4 2014 @ 06:00 PM
a reply to: guidetube

Yes those can be bureaucratic. Also what works here in North is not same what works in Southern Europe and vice versa.
Delegation was sent by EU, delegation which had no equipments ( other than shoes they wore ) to check it out. Well at least we gave a little "work" to some who had nothing better to do ( brainwork ? )

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