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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Pope To Pray For Euro

The FT reports that a press release has been sent out today by the office of Herman Van Rompuy, announcing yet another emergency eurozone summit – on April 1.
The presence of His Holiness the Pope affords an opportunity to pray for divine intervention to save the euro.

This is now seen as the most credible strategy.”
Oddly enough, the press release is not on the European Council's website!

Here is the text of the press release:
COUNCIL OF
THE EUROPEAN UNION
EN
Brussels, 29 March 2012
8255/12
PRESSE 140
Eurozone summit next weekend
Press Statement


It has been confirmed that a Eurozone summit will be held on April 1.

Due to inadvertant wording of the Treaty on Stability, Coordination & Governance, which refers to countries "whose currency is the euro", it has been confirmed that this summit will also include the heads of state or government of Montenegro, Kosovo, San Marino, Monaco, Andorra and the Vatican City, all of which use the euro.

The presence of His Holiness the Pope affords an opportunity to pray for divine intervention to save the euro. This is now seen as the most credible strategy.

Indicative programme:
11.00 meeting with the President of the European Parliament
12.00 family photo
12.30 working session
+/- 19.00 press conference

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press.office@consilium.europa.eu http://www.consilium.europa.eu/Newsroom
8255/12 1
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