Thursday, January 21, 2010

Estonia Donates, Latvia Chafes

So far the European Commission and member states have donated 122 million euros to Haiti, Estonia's contribution totaling 3.9 million euros. Two-and-a-half million of Estonia's gift was channeled through the Red Cross with the remainder allocated to fund the visits of IT- and logistics experts. ("We believe everyone has the right to Skype," noted a spokesman for Estonia.)
For Latvia's part, a hat was passed in parliament where 23 lats were collected, plus one 50-cent euro coin which the hat-passer located on the floor near the coffee machine. Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis donated the unfinished half of his chicken-salad sandwich before remarking, "This is just like the Estonians. They're always trying to show off."

1 comment:

  1. No, Latvia did donate relief funds, with more bread than anyone else. and salt, in their own ship. estonia tried to send theirs via skype, like a buncha nancy boys. See LC "Latvia Sends Foreign Aid To Haiti" you dont believe me.