Heard in Europe

During the past seven years of the eurozone debt crisis, we have heard it again and again: That northern European countries are ants and southern European countries are grasshoppers.

But this week, it was revealed by top-level EU politicians and the European Commission that Greece is actually a whole other animal, none over than bos taurus.

Or more commonly and simply, the cow.

And it came straight from the horse’s mouth, from none other than Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis.

Varoufakis, who must be considered a real expert on which animal his country really is, said in an interview published in on EurActiv,

“We are in a situation of seven years of continuous shrinkage. I f we try to extract through tax and pension cuts more than €3 billion out of this economy there will be a greater deficit next year. It will be like beating a sick cow in order to force it to produce more milk, it will kill it.”

Two days later, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker agreed that Greece is a cow.





Then the Commission’s chief spokesperson Margaritis Schinas confirmed that, yes, Greece is in fact a cow!




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