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January 19th, 2011
Episode 342 of 960 episodes
In the last few months, we've done stories about how actions taken by Ireland, Greece, Spain, and even a European bailout fund have threatened the future of the entire Eurozone. On today's show, we bring you the story of one country that played by the rules and did everything exactly the way they were supposed to. One country that made cut after cut, after cut in hopes of gaining access to the special club of the euro -- Estonia. Estonia officially surrendered its kroons and moved to the euro this week so we figured it was a perfect time to ask the country's president if he thought all those sacrifices were worth it.