domingo, maio 08, 2011

From Portugal with love

And we could go on:
  • the president of the European Comission is a Portuguese guy;
  • Another Portuguese smart guy is presently the vice-president of European Central Bank;
  • the director of the European Department of the International Monetary Fund is a Portuguese fellow;
  • The UN High Comissioner for Africa also happens to be a Portuguese (an ex-prime minister);
  • and the CEO of the first private bank of England, Lloyds Banking Group, is also a native from Portugal.
We just have to solve a few internal problems. That's all. And it won't take too long. Meanwhile we ask the rest of the Europeans to have a little patience, and drop by for a free ride on our magnificent beaches ;)

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skeptikos disse...

Alarmed by Athens' intentions, the European Commission has called a crisis meeting in Luxembourg on Friday night. The meeting is taking place at Château de Senningen, a site used by the Luxembourg government for official meetings. In addition to Greece's possible exit from the currency union, a speedy restructuring of the country's debt also features on the agenda. One year after the Greek crisis broke out, the development represents a potentially existential turning point for the European monetary union -- regardless which variant is ultimately decided upon for dealing with Greece's massive troubles.

Given the tense situation, the meeting in Luxembourg has been declared highly confidential, with only the euro-zone finance ministers and senior staff members permitted to attend. Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and Jörg Asmussen, an influential state secretary in the Finance Ministry, are attending on Germany's behalf.,1518,761201,00.html