Monday, 9 May 2011

Happy Europe Day!

The euro : the future in good hands.

Today we celebrate the Europe Day with a selection of  official EU paintings: "variations on the theme of the euro in the form of watercolours produced for DG Economic and Financial Affairs of the EC, Direction C".

The euro will dispel uncertainties about the future

The euro will strengthen the unity of the European Union.

(images and captions courtesy of  DG Economic and Financial Affairs of the EC, Direction C, 1998)

Olli Rehn, European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs has recently offered some interesting comments on the "art exhibition". You can of course watch each of the three comments separately, but I found out that listening to all three simultaneosly is actually the most rewarding way to enjoy them.

PS 2
Another Finn, the leader of the recently victorious True Finns party, Mr. Timo Soini, has a somewhat different view of what should, and what should no be done, in order to save the euro. Read Mr. Soini´s article in the Wall Street Journal here.

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