“We’re from the government and we’re here to help!”
As so often happens with the nooze, I can’t find any follow-up so I don’t know how this EU government caper turned out. Maybe they changed their minds and didn’t do it, after all–grab the savings of some 500 million people and use it to “plug the gap” left by a financial crisis.
The point is, nothing that you think you have is really yours. It’s all theirs, to do with as they please. That’s why they’re now in the business of rigging elections: they don’t what us bitter clingers thinking that we count for something.