Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Italians Celebrate Dead European Constitution With Commemorative Coin Anyway!

Image hosted by Photobucket.comNo matter that the proposed European Constitution is dead in the water and sinking fast after being voted down by the Belgians and the French.

That didn't stop the Italians from issuing a Two-Euro coin commemorating the 1st anniversary of the completion and endorsement of the Constitution by the leaders of the European Union.

BBC quotes Marco Niadi, London correspondent of the Italian financial newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore, as saying,
"We all know the constitution is not going anywhere at this moment, so to make a commemorative coin is a bit odd,.

However, he said Italians would accept the new coin without fuss, as they would a rainstorm.

"In the UK, people would ask about the cost to the tax payer and question whether it was a sensible thing to do. In Italy we are used to the many ways of wasting public money," he said.