Friday, April 05, 2013

European diversity

"For a small open economy like Cyprus, Euro adoption provides protection from international financial turmoil." Jean-Claude Trichet, President of the ECB 2008.

"Portugal is not Greece." The Economist 2010.

"Greece is not Ireland." George Papandreou, Finance Minister Greece 2010.

"Ireland is not in Greek territory." Brian Lenihan, Finance Minister Ireland.

"Italy is not Spain." Ed Parker, MD Fitch 2012.

"Spain is not Uganda." Emeriano Rajoy, PM Spain 2010.

"Uganda doesn't want to be Spain." Asuman Kiyingi, Foreign Minister Uganda 2012.

"Poland is not Cyprus." Financial Times 2013.

"Malta is not Cyprus." Times of Malta 2013.

"Slovenia is not Cyprus." Marko Kranjec, Governor of the Bank of Slovenia 2013.


Anonymous kinglear said...

So logically,.......Uganda is not Cyprus! Hurrah!

2:51 pm  
Blogger Whispering Walls said...

Or Cyprus is not in Ugandan territory...

3:58 pm  
Blogger Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Ha! There we are, then! I'm sorry I didn't get over to wish you a happy Easter but I am going through a very difficult time at the moment.

6:37 pm  
Blogger Whispering Walls said...

Very sorry to hear that WL. Hope you get through it soon.

7:02 pm  
Blogger Eurodog said...

René Magritte would have found the right comment. "Ceci n'est pas l'Europe" or something like it.

11:53 am  
Blogger Angus said...

Or in the words of Alex Salmond " Scotland is not England ".

4:01 pm  

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