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Dutch boy comes up with pizza-based euro solution
Published April 03, 2012
Associated Press

LONDON -- An 11-year-old Dutch boy has gone where many of the best economic minds in Europe have feared to tread and proposed a radical solution to the European single currency's problems -- using a pizza as his inspiration.

Jurre Hermans' entry in the 250,000 pounds ($401,000) Wolfson Economics Prize, an international economics competition to find the "best contingency plan for a break-up of the euro" won special mention Tuesday from the judging panel.

Hermans, of Breedenbroek in the Netherlands, was 10 at the time he entered. He has been given a euro100 ($133) gift voucher for his efforts but failed to make the final short list of five proposals -- which included reversing the process in which the euro was created and exiting the system over a weekend.

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