Multilingual Business Communication

November 1, 2008

Scandinavians give the euro the glad eye

Filed under: crisis communication, Frauke De Graeve — meertaligebedrijfscommunicatie @ 2:52 pm

 

The Scandinavian countries that still have not introduced the euro, obtain a more positive attitude towards the euro. Both Denmark and Iceland are thinking about organizing a referendum on the introduction of the euro.

At a congress in Stockholm, Denmark’s prime minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen admitted humbly the Danish crown  is being beaten seriously in this financial crisis. The euro should provide political and economical stability. Even though the Danish crown is linked to the euro, the interests are more unfavourable than in the Euro countries, according to Rasmussen. In 2000, the Danish people, who are keen on their sovereignty, rejected the euro in a referendum. According to recent polls, 55 percent of the Danish would now be pro. That is why Rasmussen hopes to bring the Danes across and make them realize that the euro will do good for the country and the economy. He wants to hold a new referendum on the introduction of the euro.  

The country in which the financial crisis raged the most, is Iceland. Even the mighty lobby of fishermen, who have always resisted joining the EU fiercely, have now become more pliable. They understand that they cannot longer remain behind.

 

Frauke De Graeve

 

(Source: De Morgen, Friday 31th of October, p 15. Paper version.
A similar article can be found on

http://www.demorgen.be/dm/nl/990/Buitenland/article/detail/452046/2008/10/14/Deense-premier-heeft-spijt-van-afwijzing-euro.dhtml

http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/1225126021.25/)

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1 Comment »

  1. I have a bit of a problem with your topic. This is about the economic crisis and not about crisis communication! Crisis communication is about a crisis in a company and the way that company handles it.

    Denmark’s prime minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen hopes to hold a new referendum on the introduction of the euro. He announced this at a congress in Stockholm. In the financial crisis, the euro provided political and economical stability. Even though the Danish crown is linked to the euro, the interests are more unfavourable than in the Euro countries, according to Rasmussen.
    In 2000, the Danish people, who are keen on their sovereignty, rejected the euro in a referendum. According to recent polls, 55 percent of the Danish would now be pro.

    Also in Sweden, more and more people obtain a positive attitude towards the euro. Jan Björklund, Minister of Education, put it into words like this [a bit of a convoluted expression] : “Our crown is a small ship, whereas the euro is a big one. In a storm, a big ship is best.”

    The country in which the financial crisis raged the most[,] is Iceland. Last weekend, the newspaper Frettabladid published that 72.5 percent of the Icelanders wanted to join the euro. Since January, the Icelandic crown has lost 40 percent of its value. The financial crisis has ruined the island. Even the mighty lobby of fishermen, who have always resisted joining the EU fiercely, have now become more pliable.

    Add your urls as hyperlinks in your text. Try to add a bit more personal opinion.

    Marilyn Michels

    Comment by meertaligebedrijfscommunicatie — November 16, 2008 @ 5:21 pm


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