“Observers were predicting yesterday that Slovakia’s coalition could be offered a face-saving clause which would enable it to officially approve the bailout but opt out of its contribution in an emergency.”
You have to admire the skill of the EU in circumventing democracy. If they can come up with such a cunning plan then what is the point of pretending to have national governments sanction EU proposals? It really is a total and quasi-criminal FARCE, but no more than you’d espect of an organisation which is acting against its own statutes and laws in the first place, the bailouts being ILLEGAL under the Lisbon Treaty.
And the writer is being less than complete. The sentence should read: ” … should be offered a face, bank and EU top job-saving clause …”