London (CNN) — Jurre Hermans, the 11-year-old Dutch boy who entered the £250,000 ($400,000) Wolfson Economics Prize with a pizza-based plan for saving the eurozone, did so because he had an idea and the winnings sounded “very attractive,” he told CNN.
Jurre received a €100 ($131) gift voucher and special mention when the prize shortlist was announced Tuesday for his detailed entry — including a picture, below — showing how debt can be exchanged for slices of pizza.
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The competition was launched in October by Simon Wolfson, the man behind British retail chain Next, to try and find ways to deal with a collapse of the euro — the currency tying together 17 European countries. The euro has been under intense pressure since Greece was forced to take a bail-out from its eurozone peers and the International Monetary Fund almost two years ago.
Through his father Julius, Jurre told CNN he had an idea to solve the euro crisis and also thought the prize money sounded “attractive.” Leer más “Schoolkid’s pizza plan for euro rescue earns Wolfson plaudits”