New euro banknotes Greek myth

Amid Greece’s approval from the European Commission on its proposed reform measures to extend its bailout program, the ECB released new banknotes named after the Greek mythology figure “Europa” — which the continent is obviously named after.


In a speech on Tuesday, ECB President Mario Draghi said, “The inclusion of the mythological figure Europa, who gave her name to our continent, shows how Europe draws on its shared history.”


Ironically, the mythical story of Europa is as scandalous as the sovereign European debt crisis.


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