I didn't notice a thread about the EU and the euro and how it's going down. What is your take of the situation? What would you rather see come out of the apparently all but inevitable collapse of the common currency?
I would rather see two EUs, at least two economic zones: one centered in the north and one in the south. In a perfect world, the southern EU would turn into a Mediterranean Union and ask Egypt and Tunisia to join, it would be a great show of goodwill. Hey, a man can dream! I'm an INFP after all.
But what I think will happen is that after Greece and maybe Spain exit the euro all countries will agree that the euro was a bad idea and revert to their old currencies. Merkel said that ideally Germany would like to pursue a more federalised Europe, I have no idea how they might go about a goal such as this and on the other hand actively enforce the policies they are enforcing right now. Perhaps the real reason behind austerity and the economic collapse is for there to be the incentive for Brussels to override national sovereignty of the member states in favour of a central ministry of finances or an easier way for common policies to be adopted. I am NOT for something like that, by the way.