Dutch central bank gives 2,000 staff a Greek Christmas present

The Dutch central bank has given its 2,000 staff a Greek hamper this Christmas, containing cheese, olives, wine, a travel guide and a book about Greek myths, the Volkskrant reports on Wednesday.

The paper says the bank has denied any link to the euro crisis, arguing last year’s Christmas box had a Dutch theme.
A spokesman told the paper the decision to go for Greece this year is not an attempt to restore the trade balance but to ‘draw attention to the nature, culture, culinary aspects and traditions, rather than the economy’.
The cost of the package per central bank worker is €65.
This year some 4.85 million workers will get a traditional kerstpakket from their employer, with an average value of €42

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