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Greece takes over presidency of the European Union
« on: January 09, 2014, 02:47:45 AM »
Yeah, right. Brilliant idea, here.  :chairbang:

Via the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25663621

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Greece has taken over the presidency of the European Union, vowing that its efforts to recover from six years of recession and two huge financial bailouts, are about to bear fruit.

Greek ministers will chair EU meetings for the next few months in the run-up to European elections in May.

Chris Morris reports from Athens.


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Re: Greece takes over presidency of the European Union
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2014, 06:26:59 AM »
Yeah, right. Brilliant idea, here.  :chairbang:

It makes about as much sense as putting Castro in charge free market opportunities. :thud:
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Re: Greece takes over presidency of the European Union
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2014, 06:18:22 PM »
Sort of like putting Iran or Syria in charge of the UN human rights commission (which has happened).


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