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Luxembourg Premier Jean-Claude Juncker: 'We Have Been Occupied Before' - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International

The tone between Germany and Luxembourg has been anything but friendly in recent weeks. SPIEGEL spoke with Luxembourg's Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker about German humor, European tax havens and his own future in the EU.

SPIEGEL: For years, you were Europe's darling. But now, people in Brussels, Paris and Berlin see you as the leader of a tax haven. What happened?

Juncker: What happened is that some of my counterparts say one thing today and something else tomorrow, and do not stick to agreements. And some adopt a tone that we find unpleasant.

by Fran on Mon May 11th, 2009 at 02:19:10 PM EST
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In 1997 Minister Vincenzo Visco put San Marino under seige. The Treasury police were on permanent duty controlling traffic in and out of the republic.

These past two weeks sees a major money laundering operation uncovered in San Marino- or rather in Italy, with San Marino as the culprit.

I do not recall when, but De Gaulle pulled off a similar demonstration of force with Montecarlo. Luxembourg has been occupied before? Measures can be taken... but the real problem is more likely in London rather than Luxembourg.

by de Gondi (publiobestia aaaatttthotmaildaughtusual) on Mon May 11th, 2009 at 03:40:28 PM EST
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