'Greece is not Ireland' - says Greek FinMin breathing sigh of relief

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LONDON (MNI) – Greek Finance Minister Giorgios Papaconstantinou
sought to distance his country from troubled Ireland tonight, saying
that Greece “is not Ireland” and stressed that Greece’s banks had not
got ahead of themselves as in Ireland.
“Greece is not Ireland, we don’t have a banking system ahead of
itself, we have a credibility problem with sovereign that became a
funding problem in international markets for our banking system”.

Update: Greek FinMin: Greece Not Ireland, Banks Under Control | ForexLive


From hubris to nemesis.

Thanks to Outlander on the thread about the run on Ireland for this link.
 
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THis gets better and better.

What next?

Mugabe says Zimbabwe is not Ireland?
 

spidermom

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:) and :( as a reply to your OP!!!
 
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And yet we continue to bail out Greece!

Ye couldnt make it up.

Default on the lot of them, and go it alone.
 

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Mind you..he also said this...

"The minister complained that at the moment all EU countries are “falling over themselves” to please the markets and warned that this
“not necessarilly a healthy situation”.

He's not far off the mark!
 

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THis gets better and better.

What next?

Mugabe says Zimbabwe is not Ireland?
Speaking of Mugabe I'm still trying to get my hands on a billion dollar note from Zimbabwe, any idea where I could get one?
 

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Mind you..he also said this...

"The minister complained that at the moment all EU countries are “falling over themselves” to please the markets and warned that this
“not necessarilly a healthy situation”.

He's not far off the mark!
"I used to think that if there was reincarnation, I wanted to come back as the president or the pope or as a .400 baseball hitter. But now I would like to come back as the bond market. You can intimidate everybody."

James Carville economic adviser to both Clintons
 

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Reykjavik next up?

The thing is he has a point. Irish levels of personal debt dwarf that of the Greeks afaics.

Any word from Iceland's Finance Minister yet?
 
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Breaking News:

Oxford English Dictionary downgrades 'Ireland' from noun to adjective.

Usage

I feel pretty bad but I'm not Ireland.

-Synonyms

terrible, horrendous, horrible.


Collins English Dictionary has placed Ireland under review.
 

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Speaking of Mugabe I'm still trying to get my hands on a billion dollar note from Zimbabwe, any idea where I could get one?
Ask Bertie, I'm sure he was looking for some gig over there at some stage. I dont see why not because he has prostituted himself in many other places, so why not there?
 

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Breaking News:

Oxford English Dictionary downgrades 'Ireland' from noun to adjective.

Usage

I feel pretty bad but I'm not Ireland.

-Synonyms

terrible, horrendous, horrible.


Collins English Dictionary has placed Ireland under review.
Ouch!
 

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Haiti is not Ireland...........please don't confuse us with that other Island.

We have had a natural disaster but our banks are sound.
 

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Breaking News:

Former CEO of Lehman Brother's, Richard S.Fuld announced "While Lehmans was bad, we were never Ireland. How dare you?"
 

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Breaking News:

Former CEO of Lehman Brother's, Richard S.Fuld announced "While Lehmans was bad, we were never Ireland. How dare you?"
"Lehman Bros are not Lenihan Bros neither".
 

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LONDON (MNI) – Greek Finance Minister Giorgios Papaconstantinou
sought to distance his country from troubled Ireland tonight, saying
that Greece “is not Ireland” and stressed that Greece’s banks had not
got ahead of themselves as in Ireland.
“Greece is not Ireland, we don’t have a banking system ahead of
itself, we have a credibility problem with sovereign that became a
funding problem in international markets for our banking system”.

Update: Greek FinMin: Greece Not Ireland, Banks Under Control | ForexLive


From hubris to nemesis.

Thanks to Outlander on the thread about the run on Ireland for this link.
Thats not very nice of him--didnt we borrow money to give to the Greek bailout?
 

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Thats not very nice of him--didnt we borrow money to give to the Greek bailout?
Some people have no gratitude.
 


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