Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Romania never misses an opportunity to miss an opportunity

Alison Mutler said I was too cautious a businessman to say anything to the press that made an eye-catching quote so I improvised: Unlike other countries further north Romania has the advantage that there is much EU sponsored infrastructure and other investment in the pipeline to coincide neatly with the crisis but after 12 years here I have learnt that Romania never misses an opportunity to miss an opportunity. A ponderous joke methinks. Everyone talks to 'Romanians' as if they were fourth formers who had to work harder if they wanted to make it to a good university. Bismarck had it right when he said that the country which copies another is lost. he was talking I imagine about Great Britain. Come to think of it it applies to Romania since she existed. Japan too and Taiwan and South Korea.

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