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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Understanding the European Union

A small town in Spain twins with a small town in Greece.

One summer the Greek mayor visits the Spanish mayor where he sees the palatial hacienda of the Spanish mayor. He wonders how he could afford it?

The Spaniard says: "See that bridge over there? The EU gave us a grant to build a four-lane bridge. By building a single lane bridge with a traffic light at either end this fabulous home could be built."

The following summer the Spaniard visits the Greek town and is amazed at the mayor's house, with its white-washed three story exterior overlooking the Aegean Sea, gold taps and marble floors.When he asks how he can afford it the Greek says: "See that bridge over there?"

The Spaniard says: "No."