Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Also, it was Pompidou not de Gaulle.

I listed de Gaulle because of the Empty-Chair crisis (as evidence that France does call the shots - our own Jerome never tires to remind us that the day France threatens to pull out of the EU, Germany will fold again)

I listed Pompidou because of the end of Bretton Woods (with the gold repatriation)

I distribute. You re-distribute. He gives your hard-earned money to lazy scroungers. -- JakeS

by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Feb 17th, 2013 at 11:13:55 AM EST
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