Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/15/2012

Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/15/2012China has apparently changed its mind about the Eurozone: the head of the Chinese central bank says that his country has confidence in the euro, and will continue to loan money to the EU. Jose Manuel Barroso, the President of the European Commission, reassured China that Europe is not falling apart. He said that as a result of the crisis, a full political union will be formed within the Eurozone.

In other news, the Afghan ministry of culture has informed female television announcers that they must not appear unveiled onscreen, and should wear less makeup.

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Anonymous said...

Tamil tiger on Norwegian stamp

Tamils in Norway
, Country Council of Eelam Tamils, NCET, had chosen the photo of the late leader of Tigers of Tamil Eelam, LTTE. This stamp was manufactured as a symbol for Tamil liberation in Sri Lanka, according to Kandiah, the leader of NCET.

- This is our freedom of expression. The same stamp has been printed in Canada and in France, he continues.

Press contact at the Norwegian Mail, Posten, Jørn Michalsen, says they will pay closer attention to how stamps are being used in the future.

Who has the last word on stamp making in Norway, after all?

Hermes said...

more on Greece:

laine said...

Re: the terrorist stamps -these were not government initiatives.
"Sri Lanka has reacted furiously to a spate of "personalised" foreign postage stamps bearing the image of slain Tamil Tiger rebel supremo Velupillai Prabhakaran.
The stamps, from Britain, Canada and France, were reportedly put together by overseas Tamil Tiger support groups, using services sanctioned by state postal agencies that allow people to combine personal photos with official stamps.

...The LTTE is listed as a terrorist organisation by the European Union and Canada, as well as the United States."