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Not just out to lunch

Been another month for not realising the responsibilities that come with an interdependent world.

As Russia threatens to deliver so-called humanitarian aid to eastern Ukraine, the European Union has shown much less decisiveness towards northern Iraq.

Whatever is in the 300-truck Russian convoy heading for Ukraine's 'separatist' region, the decision to do something was predictably swift.

Not so European and Mid-East leaders who don't seem able to provide a quick humanitarian response to the events in Gaza and Iraq.

The situation is unlikely to improve while the decision-makers continue to enjoy their obligatory August vacations.

Perhaps they'd be a lot more decisive if the logistics industry also took a month off.

- author Simon Keeble is the editor of Freightweek. The latest issue of Freightweek's monthly magazine is available to view or download here.

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