Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Monday, May 05, 2003

Romano Prodi and the EU are whining because Japan's All Nippon Airways has chosen to buy Boeing instead of Airbus.

European governments are "concerned the reasons weren't entirely commercial," said Etienne Reuter, a spokesman for the European Commission. European Commission President Romano Prodi wrote a letter to Koizumi saying the decision was "not fair."

And good for Japan's response.

European officials "asked for our view on the situation," said Hatsuhisa Takashima, chief spokesman for Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. "The government has no part to play," he said.

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