Ole~When I was in Ireland, people complained how costs had dramatically risen 
after the euro was adopted.

Peace,

Arlene


-----Original Message-----
From: Ole Gerstrøm 
Sent: Jan 2, 2007 2:38 AM
To: cia-drugs@yahoogroups.com
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
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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.


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