Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Spanish media: 'Dijsselbloem is a cretin, mediocre, not up to his job'

Jeroen Dijsselbloem
SPAIN  While the rest of Europe is frantically trying to calm the troubled waters of the EuroZone after Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem's saying that the €10b is a template for banking in Europe and setting off market scares galore, much of the media in Spain is calling him names that range from 'mediocre' to 'cretin'. The much-loved morning and/or evening debate shows on radio and TV have been outraged by it all. On one of them we heard German Prime Minister Angela Merkel being called 'the new Hitler'. The fact is that there is much unease about it all, and small savers (we don't know any large ones) do not trust the banks, although there are no polls out on their concept of safety. Much less do they trust their politicians, whom they blame for all the ills of Spain.

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