Thursday, 22 November 2012

No haloes in Slovakia

Slovakia, at the request of other EU member states, has removed the haloes from SS. Cyril and Methodius on its €2 coin. EU member states are allowed to mint commemorative coins once a year but the design on the back must be “accepted by the remaining eurozone members and the European Commission”. I wonder who objected.

Crosses, on the other hand, are acceptable on coins and flags. Maltese euros, for example, bear the Maltese cross. Goethe said how odd it was that the cross had dwindled to become a gold ornament worn by noblemen and soldiers.


  1. For the sake of both transparency and efficiency, I'd say the Council should cut to the chase and outlaw perpendicularity in geometry. It's a perfidious subliminal Christian propaganda tool after all, isn't it?

  2. Insanity. You can put a saint on a coin but not a halo. Why don't they remove "Slovensko' since it is a blatantly national reference on a regional/multilateral instrument?

  3. it's totally Brussels-think. they get paid far too much for thinking so so little

  4. despicable and anti-historical!