Champagne and fireworks greet euro in Cyprus 2008....
"This is the dawn of a new era and a change to our way of life," said Papadopoulos."
It has certainly changed their way of life right enough.
Either slaves to the Russian mafia or slaves to the Troika.
Not much choice really.
"The countries' leaders made symbolic withdrawals of euros from cash machines just minutes into the New Year"
I think the folk in Cyprus would be glad to 'symbolically' remove all of their money from the Cyprus cash machines. If only.
"The Cypriot Finance Minister, Michalis Sarris, has said the euro will benefit consumers and businesses alike because of the eurozone's low inflation, low interest rates and large market."
It only benefits those on the euro gravy train....
The EU 'elite' can escape the chaos in Europe and 'work' at the new EU HQ in Barbados...
Their main task will be to spend £230m on re training banana growers. Nice.