No offence to Ole, who is my friend, but he does live in a country that has never adopted the euro even though it is in the EU. Moreover, Denmark's kroner maintains the highest value of any of the Scandinavian currencies against the dollar, followed by Norway's kroner and lowest by Sweden's Kronor, which carries the least value of the three currencies. Check them at http://www.xe.com if you want. In other words, $1 buys less Danish Kroner than it does to buy Swedish Kronor with Norwegian Kroner ranked in between.
Peace, Arlene Johnson Publisher/Author http://www.truedemocracy.net -----Original Message----- From: Vigilius Haufniensis Sent: Jan 2, 2007 1:53 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [cia-drugs] EURO LOSING POPULARITY AMONG EUROPEANS thanks ole, i was wondering about that. with the dollar circling the shitter, i suspected that this article was propaganda. ----- Original Message ----- From:Ole Gerstrøm To:email@example.com Sent: Tuesday, January 02, 2007 1:38 AM Subject: Re: [cia-drugs] EURO LOSING POPULARITY AMONG EUROPEANS Nope, the cost of living in the EU has not "sky rocketed." Look at the statistics. The EURO is not less popular than it was last year. Ole Gerstrom, Denmark ----- Original Message ----- From:Vigilius Haufniensis To:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, January 01, 2007 10:41 PM Subject: [cia-drugs] EURO LOSING POPULARITY AMONG EUROPEANS http://www.dallasblog.com/dallas-blogs/2007/1/1/euro-losing-popularity-among-europeans.html EURO LOSING POPULARITY AMONG EUROPEANS While the Euro has gained substantial value against the dollar since its inception five years ago, those living in the euro zone are not particularly satisfied with the results of changing from their own national currencies to a single currency. As reported by the Daily Telegraph, a majority of people in Italy, Greece, the Netherlands, and France are unhappy with the Euro. (Although Germany is not mentioned, I know firsthand that many Germans also have complained about the high cost of living since the initiation of the new currency.) As the Telegraph notes, 81% of those surveyed complained that the euro "has led to a rise in prices". The Telegraph describes the increasing internal dissatisfaction with the new currency: "A growing number of Europeans believe that the biggest monetary revolution in history has done more harm than good to national economic growth, the job market and standards of living." While the euro may be good for business, it was apparent to me on a recent trip to Spain that the cost of living in Europe has sky rocketed since the introduction of the euro. That can't be good for the average citizen. No virus found in this incoming message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.5.432 / Virus Database: 268.16.2/613 - Release Date: 1/1/2007 2:50 PM