Never having quite understood the logic behind the Euro, I laughed when I read…Why the euro is doomed to fall apart: it was an incredibly stupid idea in the first place
It would, in economic terms, have been better to have a new currency for all countries beginning with the letter M than for the eurozone. Or for all countries that have the 5th parallel North passing through them.
Yes, of course, we all know, the euro is the bright new dawn, the vital step in stopping Germany from invading France. Again. No one seems to have noticed it that they managed it last time and having experienced the place seem to have no desire at all to go back. So this might not be a problem that needs a solution.
Hindsight, as they say, is 20/20. (‘They’ lie. Hindsight is seldom 20/20 since folks continue to argue the matter long after relevance disappears, refusing to let facts hinder emotion.) Anyway, I seem to recall that one of the uppermost thoughts of Europeans of the last half of the 20th century was how to keep the Krauts from getting all tanked up at Octoberfest some year and overrunning the place again. Heh. Good times.