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Germany’s New Currency: the “Merkels”

First I though it was a joke, but now slowly I believe it might be true: Germany is about to issue its own currency, the “Merkels”! However there is disagreement on the design of the new German “Merkel” coins and banknotes, as the Chancellor cannot decide on the banknotes colours …

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Greek PM to FT.de: Default or Not Default?

I don’t understand the Greek government. Most likely the Greek government doesn’t understand itself. More than often one has to read contradictory statements and diametrically opposed views that cancel itself by several government ministers and officials that leave a bitter and confused senses on one’s lips. Worst of all it is …

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EU Council Van Rompuy to Greeks: Unavoidable reforms for better tomorrow? You don’t say…

Oh these EU technocrats, percentage calculators  and professional politicians. Especially those from the far away Brussels who take crucial decisions for the fates of the European taxpayers who enable them to live in glass cocoons. European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, currently in Athens, urged Greece to continue with unavoidable, ‘painful but necessary’ reforms and said it was vital …

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Greek PM: Restructuring Could Bring Banks’ Collapse

Restructuring Greece’ss debt would probably cause the collapse of Greek banks, Prime Minister George Papandreou was quoted on Wednesday as saying, Reuters reported. “A restructuring would probably lead to the collapse of Greek banks,” Papandreou said in an interview to  German Stern weekly magazine. “Even German banks could collapse and …

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What does Angela Merkel imply with this symbolic gesture? (photo)

There it is, the interview German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave to populist daily newspaper BILD. Populist questions gets normally populist answers therefore if  you  can read German read what Bild readers have commented below the interview.  However as the interview is long and I’m rather lazy to translate it, you …

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Greek PM: We don’t sell our islands!

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou stressed that Greece will not sell any of its islands to reduce the country’s debt, according to Reuters. “Anything like that is ruled out,” Papandreou told German newspaper Bild, when asked about selling islands.  “You΄ve simply got to understand how important these islands are for …

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