Tamsin Constable

Eurospeak adds to the confusion

Eurozone leaders partly rely on the lack of understanding of jargon among ordinary tax-payers to push through crisis measures, according to Raoul Ruparel, an economist analyst at the eurosceptic Open Europe think-tank inLondon.

He is quoted in an article on the increasing use of obscure acronyms and obscure ‘eurospeak’. ‘Along with losing popularity among Europeans over its clumsy handling of the debt crisis, the EU risks further alienating its citizens with the latest tide of opaque and convoluted jargon,’ the article says. You can read the full piece here.

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