Slovakia 'viewed euro as a saviour' (BBC Radio)

Juraj Karpiš z INESS komentoval pre BBC radio dňa 19.8.2011 aktuálne dianie v Eurozóne z pohľadu Slovenska.

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If all this sounds just a little contradictory, then we should not be surprised, according to Juraj Karpis, from Bratislava's Institute of Economic and Social Studies.

Juraj Karpis argued that his fellow countrymen's attitude to the euro was never rational in the first place.

"We had our own currency crisis in 98," he said. "So people viewed the euro as a saviour… it was a religion. The people who were against the euro were viewed as traitors."

Mr Karpis smiled at the thought of this past foolishness, as he sees it.

"Now people see all the problems of the euro, they see that European politicians are not saints. This euro religion is getting huge cracks."

 

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