NORTHERN EUROPE remains “annoyed” with the European Union with the way the Greek financial crash was handled.
Toomas Hendrik Ilves, the former President of Estonia, claimed the country showed “responsibility and dedication” towards the European Union during the time of the Greek crisis.
Mr Ilves suggested his political party suffered greatly because it stood side by side the Brussels club during that time.
Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Europe Unbound’, Mr Ilves said that many northern European countries were still frustrated with Greece and the EU.
He said: “The problem for example is that we did bail out Greece, Estonia did, Greece, at a time where the minimum wage in Greece was 10 per cent higher than the average wage. In Estonia and the retirement age for civil servants in Greece was 50 and in Estonia it was 62-years-old.