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Monday, May 10, 2004

CRETE, CYPRUS--IT'S ALL GREEK TO EU
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Claiming "cartographic license", Ireland's postal service is taking flack for producing a commemorative European Union stamp that seems to confuse new member Cyprus with the Greek island of Crete.

I guess it inadvertently works on a couple of levels: Crete was an independent kingdom for a brief period of time in the early 20th Century, and it's only the Greek portion of Cyprus that's entering the EU. They're all in the same federated boat now, so what's the difference? Besides, who uses stamps anymore?