Enda wins European of the year! You couldnt make this up.
At first we thought it was a joke, but it does appear the Germans have made Enda their European of the year.
Must be all the bending over he does.
You would have to wonder if this is the prize Merkel wants to give us instead of a cut in debt.
TAOISEACH ENDA KENNY has been named the ‘European of the Year’ by the association representing German magazine publishers.
The Taoiseach was this afternoon named as the winner of the ‘Golden Victoria’ award by publishers’ body VDZ.
In a statement the publishers said they had chosen Kenny as the winner because of his “strong contribution to Europe and commitment to European ideals both as Prime Minister and throughout his many years in public life”.
They added that the award was intended to acknowledge “the achievements not only of Enda Kenny but Ireland and the Irish people”.
“Ireland’s determined response to the current economic and financial crisis has been widely respected, particularly in view of the genuine hardship being experienced by many Irish people.
This award, however, also acknowledges the unique contribution which Ireland has made to the European project since its accession in 1973.
Despite being located at the Western edge of continent, the green island has always been at the heart of Europe.