His Dutch humor was great for those who could take it and terrible for those who were overly sensitive. The former laughed about the latter for being overly sensitive. The latter asked whether being sensitive wasn’t part of responsible conduct.
MEP Ernest Urtasun (Spain): But you apologize for saying, or for implicitly saying, that the South has spent the money on women and alcohol in the last years? Would you apologize for that?
Jeroen Dijsselbloem (Dutch President of Eurogroup): No, certainly not!
My Dutch boss would have fired a guy who gave such a stupid response. And, frankly, I, too, thought – after listening to that exchange – that Dijsselbloem ought to tender his resignation the very next day. Absolutely irresponsible his insinuation! Some, like Nick Malkoutzis, took it with sarcasm by tweeting: „Dijsselbloem under fire for claiming Southern Eurozone spent money on ‘alcohol & women.’ The rest we just wasted.“ Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »