Sunday, September 18, 2005


According to Ruairi Quinn, the Irish Labour spokesman on European affairs, cited in the Irish Business Post, all EU member states will be using the euro by 2020. What is more, there will be 30 members by 2030.

These, apparently, were two of the 14 predictions for the future of Europe which Quinn offered at the Small Firms Association (SFA) annual conference last week. Others were that oil prices would be quoted in euros from 2013 and the CAP would be replaced with “a new rural environmental sustainable support programme” in 2020.

What is it about European affairs persons? Does the title do something to their brains? And have we shown the right clothing for them?


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