I am pleased to announce

I am pleased to announce the launch of EUROTRASH, a new group weblog devoted to the quirkier aspects of the big euro currency switch. In case you've been distracted by other events, the scoop is that 300 million people in Europe are getting new money at the beginning of next year. I'm hoping the site will be a nice mix of news links and person-in-the-street observations, a sort of Obscure Store of euronews.

We're still looking for keen-eyed, English-savvy correspondents in Austria, Finland, France, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain and even the U.K. Write to me if you're interested.