Wednesday 17 January 2018

Europe must take a long look at crisis management

Attitude and behaviour of those in charge need to change if we are to stop our woes dragging on, writes Brendan O'Connor

'A third-of-a-trillion euro a year, an amount that dwarfs Irish debt, is siphoned out of Italy's economy due to a lack of law and order'

WE are secretly quite pleased with ourselves, aren't we? Chopper was actually, literally smiling on us on Thursday as we got the two thumbs-up from the three grey men who run the country now.

We had pleased our Daddy. And what's more, looking avuncular and cuddly, Chopper endeared himself to us by telling us that it wasn't even our fault. The problems we were experiencing, he pointed out, were Europe-wide problems, that needed a Europe-wide solution.

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