Interesting info. Thanks Roger for making me see my issue...
I hate having anything rammed down my throat, and many of us feel that way about alcohol in gasoline. But gasoline can have its octane boosted. The three most recent boosters have been lead (poisonous), MTBE (carcinogenic) and ethanol (corrosive to older materials and intoxicating ;-) ).
My approach now is to accept it
I haven't accepted it! ( especially when they're pushing E15)
Concerning Greece & Spain, I'm not sure they would get what a bad deal it would be. Look what else they buy into...just saying...Oh, my apologies to all inmates in Greece & Spain