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German identity - cemented in the euro

The Local · 29 Nov 2011, 06:48

Published: 29 Nov 2011 06:48 GMT+01:00

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When the euro was rolled out over a decade ago, it was touted as a unifying force across European cultures. But lately, Germans have begun to wonder what it will cost to keep the single currency area together and what it means to their identity.

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09:58 November 29, 2011 by derExDeutsche
This is a Pro-Euro Puff propaganda piece, Geez, how blatant does it get. That this is a National Public Radio touting currnecy and is supposed to be 'anti-nationalism' garbage. Like Germans didn't get service at gas stations before the Euro, and now everything is wonderful? are you out of you minds?
11:30 November 29, 2011 by Adebanjos
Euro Currency in the nearest future will be the only preferable hard currency,

that's the reason why for today struggle and huddles, it took dollars lot of years to be what it known to be, so is the present euro crisis are meant to prepared euro for it's future in the world Glober market.
11:41 November 29, 2011 by rosenthalenglish
The only good thing about the Euro is that if I cross to Austria or another EU country using the same currency I do not have to change money.This piece is really propaganda of the highest degree.Most Germans are happy as long as they have some money and are not in debt.I do not think they worry to much about the EU except where it is living in cloud cuckoo land and always asking for more money whilst all EU countries are trying to spend less.The EU has become a money spending giant which is out of touch with reality.Time to clip its wings and slash its budget by 60%!
20:24 November 29, 2011 by neunElf
Germany cannot afford NOT to save the Euro.

IF the Euro goes away, the new DMark would be greatly overvalued compared to the other European currencies and make German exports uncompetitive, thereby destroying the wealth created by MADE IN GERMANY!

Yes, we will have to bail out the Greeks, Spanish, Italians, etc. but the alternative is even worse!

The failure of Frau Merkel is her inability to tell the German people the hard facts of economic life!
21:11 November 29, 2011 by r2d2c3po
The cost of dumping the Euro will be high but not dumping it will lead to the other countries continuing to act like drunken sailors. The German citizen will be made to foot the bill until Germany itself falls into financial distress. They can save themselves now or drown with the rest.
23:17 November 29, 2011 by rugbycoach
Current crisis is about debt..the effect on the euro is a by product...
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